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David Beckham Among Football Legends Paying Tribute To Liam Miller This Weekend

By James Fenton

February 11, 2018 at 8:44pm


The Irish sporting world was stunned on Friday night when news emerged that former Republic Of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller had passed away. The 36-year-old had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and his death was met with shock across Ireland and beyond with President Michael D. Higgins leading the tributes. 

Miller represented 12 clubs throughout a sixteen-year professional career and shared dressing rooms with bonafide legends of the game such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Henrik Larsson. The father of three began his career at Celtic in Scotland where he caught the eye with some impressive Champions League performances before moving south to join Manchester United in 2004. 

Spells at various other British clubs followed before Miller moved to Australia and he wound down his career at hometown club Cork City. He clearly left an impression on the football world as players past and present flocked to pay their respects online. 

David Beckham, another former United midfielder said that 'Our thoughts are with Liam’s family .. Rest In Peace'

Rio Ferdinand spoke glowingly about his former team mate on BT Sport, calling him a "pure, genuine guy"...

Wayne Rooney joined United in the same summer as Miller and was among hordes of players to pay tribute...

A host of Miller's former clubs paid their respects over the weekend with Celtic honouring him before kick-off and Manchester United players wearing black armbands...

Liam will be sadly missed not just here in Ireland but around the world. He had previously spoken about how Celtic and Manchester United were his boyhood teams so to have the opportunity to play for both is a testament to both his talent and character. He certainly lived the dream and judging by the outpouring of grief following his tragic death, he left a mark wherever he went. 

A sad day for Irish sport. 

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