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Liam Miller probeert namens Sunderland een schot van Arsenal-spits Robin van Persie te blokken op 7 oktober 2007. © ANP

Voormalig Iers international Miller op slechts 36-jarige leeftijd overleden

Liam Miller is op slechts 36-jarige leeftijd overleden. De voormalig middenvelder uit Ierland leed sinds afgelopen november aan alvleesklierkanker. 

Miller speelde in clubverband voor Celtic, AGF Aarhus, Manchester United, Leeds United, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers, Hibernian, Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City, Cork City en Wilmington Hammerheads. 

De middenvelder uit het Ierse Cork speelde 21 interlands voor de nationale ploeg van Ierland. Bondscoach Giovanni Trapattoni riep hem in 2009 zelfs enkele keren op toen Miller zonder club zat. Miller beëindigde zijn spelersloopbaan in 2016.  

Li'l Ze on Twitter

Rest in Peace Liam Miller.💚 https://t.co/p5HQ5NAZIM

Everyone at #CelticFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. RIP Liam, YNWA.

1,035 Likes, 36 Comments - Celtic FC (@celticfc) on Instagram: "Everyone at #CelticFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller...."

Leeds United on Twitter

Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends

Hibernian FC on Twitter

We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

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Liam Miller (r) namens Ierland in duel met de Montenegrijn Nikola Drincic op 14 oktober 2009. © ANP
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Liam Miller (l) in actie namens Celtic op 16 augustus 2003. © ANP