Midfielder Miller signs for Brisbane


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