Gone but not forgotten – Former clubs lead tributes to Liam Miller on first anniversary of his death
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Gone but not forgotten – Former clubs lead tributes to Liam Miller on first anniversary of his death

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.

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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.

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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.

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His former sides were among those leading the tributes one year on from the player’s tragic death.

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