FORMER clubs of Irish footballer Liam Miller have paid tribute to him on the first anniversary of his death at the age of just 36.
The former Celtic, Manchester United and Ireland star died of cancer on February 9, 2018, just there months after news of his diagnosis broke.
He passed away just four days short of his 37th birthday, leaving behind a wife and three children.
A tribute match held in his honour last September, between Manchester United Legends and a combined Celtic & Ireland Legends side, saw 45,000 fans descend on Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The match raised an estimated €1.5million, which went towards Miller’s family and several charities, including the Marymount Hospice in Cork.
Miller broke through at Scottish club Celtic, before going on to play for Manchester United, Leeds United, Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian.
After a spell in Australia where he played for Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, he returned to his hometown club, Cork City.
Miller, who finished his career with a spell at US side Wilmington Hammerheads, also made 21 appearances for Ireland.
His former sides were among those leading the tributes one year on from the player’s tragic death.
🍀 One year on...
RIP Liam, YNWA. 💚 pic.twitter.com/kfBRDUMFHM
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 9 February 2019
Today marks one year since we lost our former midfielder, Liam Miller.
Our thoughts go out to his loved ones on this difficult day. pic.twitter.com/NsgaTd0Yq1
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 9, 2019
Still in our thoughts...one year passed today, RIP Liam Miller 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/iGW8NKiwhF
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) 9 February 2019
RIP Liam Miller.
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) February 9, 2019
One year on.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) 9 February 2019
— Perth Glory FC (@PerthGloryFC) 8 February 2019
— Brisbane Roar (@brisbaneroar) 9 February 2019
Can’t believe it’s a year since Liam passed, what a great guy. RIP mate x https://t.co/juovJNBkpH
— Andy Reid (@AndyReidXI) 9 February 2019
Remembering Liam today a year after his passing 🙏 RIP Liam Miller. pic.twitter.com/ADybGll2Xd
— PFA Ireland (@PFAIOfficial) 9 February 2019
One year ago today, we lost Liam Miller.
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) February 8, 2019