By Tony Attwood
Of course I don’t have to say which Liam – even if we had had several first team players called Liam, there would only be one Liam Brady.
Liam was born in Dublin on this day, and joined Arsenal as a schoolboy in 1971 aged 15.
His first game was on 6 October 1973 against Birmingham City and in that season made 9 starts and four appearances as a substitute. He scored his first goal in Bob Wilson’s last match – against QPR.
With Malcolm Macdonald, Frank Stapleton and and Liam Brady in a team guided by Terry Neil and Don Howe Arsenal should have been at the very top, but it was not to be. But Liam Brady started the move that led to Alan Sunderland’s winning goal – so he did get one medal at Arsenal.
Inevitably we have covered Liam and the games he played inin a number of articles, and I have added this index to the manager sections on both Mee and Neil.
Liam Brady (this collection of articles covers both the Mee and Neil years)
Happy birthday Liam Brady.
- Woolwich Arsenal: The club that changed football – Arsenal’s early years
- Making the Arsenal – how the modern Arsenal was born in 1910
- The Crowd at Woolwich Arsenal FC: crowd behaviour at the early matches