William Brady, most commonly known as Liam, was born in Dublin on the 13th of February 1956 and was heavily influenced football-wise from a young age with both his great uncle Frank Brady Sr. and older brother Ray Brady winning senior international caps for the Republic of Ireland.
Liam’s other older brother, the late Frank, won the FAI Cup in 1968 with Shamrock Rovers while another brother, Pat, played for Millwall and Queens Park Rangers.
Liam’s own playing career started with St Kevin’s Boys before making the move to Arsenal on schoolboy forms in 1971 at the age of 15.
He turned professional on his 17th birthday in 1973, and made his debut on the 6th of October 1973 against Birmingham City.
He would later play for Juventus, Sampdoria, Internazionale, Ascoli before finishing his club career back in England with West Ham United.
Wearing the green of Ireland, the talented playmaker would win 72 caps and score nine goals but due to a suspension accrued before Euro 88 he was not eligible to play within the tournament.
Brady retired in 1990 and embarked on a successful punditry and coaching career while he also acted as assistant manager assistant to Giovanni Trapattoni between 2008 to 2010.