Legends turn out in force for Miller tribute game


A host of Manchester United, Celtic and Republic of Ireland legends featured in a tribute game for former Glory midfielder Liam Miller on Tuesday.

Miller, who made 49 Hyundai A-League appearances for Glory and featured in the 2012 Grand Final, tragically died from pancreatic cancer earlier this year aged just 36.

Liam Miller meets fans

A capacity crowd of 45,000 attended the game in Miller’s home city of Cork which saw the likes of Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane dust off their boots and return to action.

The Manchester United Legends XI took a 2-0 lead via a Dennis Irwin penalty and a solo effort from Louis Saha, before the Celtic and Ireland Legends XI hit back through Robbie Keane and Colin Healy.

A penalty shootout ensued in which Dion Dublin eventually struck the winning spot-kick for United.

The game at Pairc Ui Chaoimh was arranged to raise money for a range of charities and Miller’s young family who watched on from the stands.

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And you can watch our own video tribute to Liam here: