Football Federation Australia (FFA) is saddened to learn of the passing of former Hyundai A-League player and Republic of Ireland international, Liam Miller.
Miller, who was 36, represented three clubs in the Hyundai A-League towards the end of his professional career.
The former Celtic, Manchester United and Leeds United midfielder played for Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar, and Melbourne City FC between 2011 and 2014.
Miller won the Hyundai A-League Championship with Roar in 2014, and was a member of the Perth Glory side that was beaten by Brisbane in the Hyundai A-League Grand Final in 2012.
Miller also represented the Hyundai A-League All Stars against one his former clubs, Manchester United, in front of 83,127 supporters at ANZ Stadium in July 2013.
Head of the Hyundai A-League, Greg O’Rourke, said many people involved with the competition are today feeling the loss of the highly regarded Miller.
“There has been an outpouring of emotion and respect from clubs, players, and fans following the tragic loss of Liam Miller,” said O’Rourke. “That underlines the esteem in which Liam was and will always be held.”
“There will be a moment of silence before tonight’s match between Melbourne City FC, one of Liam’s former clubs, and Sydney FC, while Brisbane Roar’s Westfield W-League side will wear black armbands tomorrow.
“Our thoughts go out to those closest to Liam – his wife, children, family and friends,” concluded O’Rourke.
There will also be a moment of silence held in honour of Miller prior to tomorrow’s Westfield W-League Semi-Final between Brisbane Roar FC and Melbourne City FC at Perry Park in Queensland.