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Feb 10, 2018, 2:26 AM
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Died 09/02/18 after losing his battle with cancer aged 36.
Liam Miller (Manchester United, Celtic, Ireland)
Last 0-0 draw: Friday 04/11/2016 Bodmin Town v Plymouth Parkway
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Feb 10, 2018, 8:52 AM
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MILLER, Liam William Peter
Born 13th February 1981, Cork, Ireland
Died Friday 9th February 2018, aged 36
1997–2000 Celtic Youth
2000–2004 Celtic 26 apps / 2 goals
2001 A.G.F. Aarhus (DEN) (loan) 18 / 0
2004–2006 Manchester United 9/0
2005–2006 Leeds United (loan) 28/1
2006–2009 Sunderland 57/3
2009 Queen's Park Rangers 13/0
2009–2011 Hibernian 66/7
2011–2013 Perth Glory (AUS) 49/2
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar (AUS) 24/3
2014 Melbourne City (AUS) 2/0
2015 Cork City (IRL) 29/0
2016 Wilmington Hammerheads (USA) 25/1
1998 Republic of Ireland U16 9/0
1998–1999 Republic of Ireland U18 7/0
2002 Republic of Ireland U20 4/0
2001–2003 Republic of Ireland U21 11/0
2004–2009 Republic of Ireland 21/1
Miller attended Coachford College and joined Celtic in 1997 as a youth player and made his league debut against Dundee United on 21st May 2000, as a substitute.
He went on a six month loan with Aarhus who considered signing him permanently for £300,000.
Despite the offer of a new contract with Celtic he signed a pre-contract agreement on 9th January 2004 with Manchester United. before joining them on a free transfer on 1st July 1994.
He found first team opportunities limited and joined Leeds United on loan on 4th November 2005.
On 31st August 2006 he moved to Sunderland on a free transfer on a three year contract.
In February 2008 he was placed on the transfer list
and nearly a year later on 15th January 2009 signed for Queen's Park Rangers but on 19th May 2009 was released by the club.
Miller was left without a club after the summer transfer window closed on 31st August 2009 so he trained with Irish clubs to maintain his fitness.
He called the Hibernian manager to offer his services, and surprised to hear that he was available on a free transfer, signed him on a two year contract on 11th September 2009.
Miller was named in the P.F.A. Scotland team of the year for 2009–10, one of only three non Rangers players in it.
Hibernian's form slumped in 2010-11 and led to the departure of the manager in October 2010. The new manager signed three new midfielders in January 2011 and left Miller out of the starting line ups and he left at the end of the season.
Australian A League club Perth Glory signed Miller on a two year contract on 3rd June 2011.
On 17th April 2013, it was announced that Miller would not be re-signing a new deal despite an offer being made. He joined Brisbane Roar on a free transfer for two years on 22nd May 2013 but on 30th October 2014 he was released by Brisbane Roar after asking to have his contract terminated following being dropped from the squad.
Miller signed for Melbourne City, on a short term contract firstly as a National Replacement Player and then as an Injury Replacement Player until 31st December 2014.
Miller joined Cork City on 15th January 2015, choosing his hometown club over several offers from Asia. Miller was a regular in his only season there in which his team finished as runners-up in both the league and cup but on 19th January 2016 he chose to leave.
He signed with third tier United Soccer League side Wilmington Hammerheads from North Carolina on 18th February 2016.
Miller was part of the Irish squad that won the UEFA European U16s in 1998. For the U21s he was incorrectly played v Albania despite having been suspended after receiving two cautions in previous games.
His debut for the first team was on 31st March 2004 against the Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road.
Despite Miller being without a club during the summer of 2009, manager Giovanni Trapattoni continued to select him for the squad.
In November 2017 it was made public that Miller was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer from which he died on Friday 9th February 2018. He is survived by his wife Clare and their two sons and a daughter.
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Feb 10, 2018, 8:26 PM
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His last minute winner against Derby at home in the 2006-07 promotion season, and last minute equaliser at Middlesbrough the following season will live long in the memory.
"People do not have moments of truth in station waiting rooms"
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Feb 10, 2018, 9:42 PM
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Also his winning goal for Leeds, coming back from 3-0 down to beat Southampton 4-3. 36 is just too young to die. RIP
I need to have the last word, as it always looks as if I am right !
(This post was edited by John Treleven on Feb 11, 2018, 7:21 AM)