Brisbane Roar has announced internationally-experienced midfielder Liam Miller as the club’s first signing of the 2013 pre-season.
Brisbane Roar has announced internationally-experienced midfielder Liam Miller as the club-s first signing of the 2013 pre-season.
Miller spent a combined six years of his career with two of the world-s biggest football clubs - Celtic FC in the Scottish Premier League and current English Premier League Champions Manchester United - and has also represented the Republic of Ireland over 50 times at various levels.
The 32-year-old played the past two campaigns with Perth Glory before deciding to put pen to paper with the two-time Hyundai A-League Champions this month.
“I-m very happy to be joining a club with such a strong football culture both on and off the pitch,” Miller said.
“I know how proud and passionate Brisbane Roar fans are and I look forward to proving to them I am worthy of wearing this orange jersey.”
Miller-s new contract will run until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season and the Cork-born midfielder gave thanks to his new club for giving him the option of a two-year deal.
“My family were a huge part in my decision to sign for Brisbane and the close-knit nature of the playing group and the whole club made that decision easier for me,” he said.
“I am confident I can make a difference to this Roar team and I can-t wait for pre-season to begin.”
Head Coach Mike Mulvey was delighted with Miller-s decision to join the Roar - his first player signing since his full-time appointment to the top job in February.
“On behalf of the club, I-d like to welcome Liam to Brisbane and say we-re very excited to have him on board with us,” Mulvey said.
“I see Liam as a key piece to our midfield puzzle - he brings experience and poise and a good work ethic.
“I can-t wait to see how he combines with the talent we already have here at Brisbane Roar.”
Date of birth: 13 February 1981 Place of birth: Cork, Ireland Position: Midfielder Squad number: 11 Contract details:Two years, until the end of Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season
Playing history: Celtic, Scotland (2000-2004) Manchester United, England (2004-2006) Sunderland, England (2006-2009) Queens Park Rangers, England (2009) Hibernian, Scotland (2009-2011) Perth Glory, Australia (2011-2013)
International caps: Republic of Ireland - 21 (1 goal) Republic of Ireland U16/U18/U20/U21 - 31