February 13th 1956: Happy Birthday Liam

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)

The signing of professional forms

Tottenham 0 Arsenal 5

The last time Arsenal were bottom of the league

We won the cup against Man U

The end of the Mee era and the start of the Neil years

Happy birthday Liam Brady.

The books…

The sites…

One Reply to “February 13th 1956: Happy Birthday Liam”

  1. A happy birthday indeed to he of the extremely cultured left foot.
    It’s questionable which of his two roles at Arsenal was the most valuable…his 7 years as a player or the 16 (so far) as Head of Youth Development.

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