Liam Brady was born in February 13, 1956 in Dublin. He is an Irish football player known as one of the best midfielders in the history of Arsenal and Republic of Ireland. However he is famous for his pass hits and left foot hits.
Since he was 15, Liam Brady started playing for the junior teams of Arsenal (London). Soon he signed a contract with the club in June 1973. His elder brother William played football at the professional level that time. Liam Brady held the first match of the first team in Oct. 6, 1973 – that match was against Birmingham City, coming on as substitute. The permanent Liam’s place was in season 1974/75. In 1974, he debuted for the national Irish football team in a game against the team of the Soviet Union. The main attributes of his game was good playing with his left foot, stability, speed and ability to take on the shock position partners.
In the late 70's Brady became one of the leaders of Arsenal. In those days Arsenal also has such Irish soccer players as David O'Leary, Frank Stapleton and the Northern Ireland goalkeeper - Pat Jennings. In the FA Cup final in 1979 against Manchester United which ended with the score 3:2 Brady participated in each of the three heads of the team, then the match became known as Brady's finale. The conquest trophy allowed the Londoners play in the Cup Winners' in the following season. In season 1979/80 Gunners completed the 4-th place in the championship, which was the highest place team since 1973. Also, Arsenal became the finalist of the FA Cup and reached the final of the Cup Winners and lost to Valencia in a penalty shootout.
Soon the irish football league player moved to Turin for the sum of 514,000 pounds. For two years he was twice champion of Italy, but after the introduction of strict limits on foreigners in the domestic championship he was forced to leave Juventus due to the acquisition of the position of the French playmaker - Michel Platini.
After two seasons of Sampdoria, two ones - for Inter and one - for Ascoli he returned to England. West Ham paid 100,000 pounds for Brady, but he could not help the club avoid the reduction in class. Because of injury he has not played at the European Championship in 1988, and in 1990 played a farewell match in the national team jersey of Ireland.
The footballer achievements:
Best player of the year in England: 1979
Winner of the FA Cup: 1979
FA Cup finalist: 1978, 1980
Finalist of the Cup Winners' Cup: 1980
Italian Champion: 1981, 1982