Place of Birth :Dublin
It was always evident that Liam Brady was going to be a top class footballer. His uncle Frank was an Ireland international as was his brother, Ray, while another one of his brothers, Paddy, also played top class football in England.
Brady joined Arsenal as a 15-year-old in 1971, making his debut two years later. He was a crowd favourite from the start at Highbury though trophies were noticeably lacking - his only success the FA Cup victory in 1979. He joined Juventus in 1980 and went on to play for Sampdoria, Inter and Ascoli before returning to England with West Ham United.
Widely regarded as the most skilful player ever to don a green shirt, his sweet left foot was at the fulcrum of most of Ireland's play. He missed out on the glory days as he was coming towards the end of his career. He was suspended from the European Championships in 1988 (though an injury would have ruled him out anyway) and retired in the build-up to the 1990 World Cup. However his record of nine goals in 72 appearances is testament to his quality
Clubs: St Kevins Boys, Arsenal, Juventus, Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Ascoli, West Ham United