Former A-League Player Liam Miller Dies Aged 36

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The world of football was deeply saddened on Friday by the news of Liam Miller's death.

Miller also spent three years in Australia, playing for three clubs in the A-League, before a season with his hometown club Cork City.

He made his Republic debut in 2004 against the Czech Republic and earned 21 caps over the next five years, scoring one global goal. All my prayers go to his family and friends.

Rio Ferdinand played alongside Miller at United, and paid his respects on Saturday afternoon.

Miller represented his country 21 times throughout a career which saw him play for Celtic, Manchester United, Leeds United and Cork City.

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"RIP Liam, YNWA", Celtic wrote on Twitter.

David Beckham and Wayne Rooney have led the tributes to former Manchester United team-mate Liam Miller. "Our thought are with his family and friends at this time".

Former team-mate Louis Saha tweeted: "Devastating news about Liam Miller".

Miller, a Cork native, was reported to have the disease last November.

In memory of Miller, Man United players will wear black armbands during Sunday's Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James' Park.

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President Higgins expressed condolences to Liam's family and friends.

Kevin Kilbane tweeted that he was "taken far too soon", and added that he was "proud to have shared a dressing room with him".

The former Republic of Ireland global also played for Manchester United, Leeds United, Celtic and Sunderland. "I don't know how many other people can say they played for their two childhood clubs, or even one childhood club".

RTE's John Creedon also paid a touching tribute on social media. Miller leaves behind a wife and three children. "Thanks a million, Liam Miller". "A very young man, 36 years of age, it puts things in perspective anyway".

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