Liam Brady

Liam Brady

Liam Brady was born in Dublin in 1956 into a footballing family. Having displayed great potential as a young player he was recruited to Arsenal at the age of fifteen, and enjoyed huge success with the club until his move to Juventus in 1980. He continued his career in Italy playing with Sampdoria, Internazionale and Ascoli before returning to London and joining West Ham in 1987. With the Republic of Ireland he won 72 international caps over a 16-year career, and is considered one of the greatest footballers the country has ever produced. After retiring from the pitch he went on to manage Celtic and Brighton and Hove, and became Head of Youth Development at Arsenal. He was also assistant manager for the Republic of Ireland from 2008-2010. He has been a football analyst for RTÉ since 1998.

His autobiography Born to be a Footballer was published by Bonnier in 2023, and was shortlisted for the 2023 Irish Book Awards.