Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Former Celtic player Liam Miller dies from cancer aged 36

Former Celtic player Liam Miller dies from cancer aged 36

Former Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller has tragically passed away at the age of 36, leaving behind a wife and three children with whom all of our thoughts are with at this incredibly hard and distressing time.

And former Chelsea and St Johnstone star Jody Morris tweeted: "Very sad news regarding Liam Miller., played against him a few times.good player!" The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the CSL are with Liam's family tonight.

For Ireland, he won 21 senior caps under Brian Kerr, Steve Staunton and Giovanni Trapattoni but his greatest success was at under-16 level when he helped Kerr's side to become European champions in 1998.

Miller made a name for himself in Australia, playing for A-League sides Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City, while also spending time earlier in his career with Manchester United.

The Cork native began his career at Celtic in 2000 before moving to Manchester United in 2004 - making his debut in a Champions League victory against Dinamo Bucharest.

He went on to play for Leeds, Sunderland and QPR before returning to Scotland with Hibernian. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time", Sunderland said on Twitter.

Steven Reid wrote: "RIP Liam Miller".

Miller won the Championship with the Black Cats in the 2006/07 season, and Sunderland also took to social media to pay their respects. "So sad. Devastating news".

Mark Burchill, who played with Miller at Celtic, tweeted: "Can't believe my old team-mate Liam miller has passed away today".

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