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
Squad number: 11
Contract details:Two years, until the end of Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season
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)
Republic of Ireland - 21 (1 goal)
Republic of Ireland U16/U18/U20/U21 - 31