Robbie Brady

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Robbie Brady
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs Ireland 2013-09-10 - Robbie Brady 01.jpg
Brady with the Republic of Ireland national team before the match against Austria in September 2013
Personal information
Full name Robert Brady[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Left-back
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 12
Youth career
1998–2008 St. Kevin's Boys
2008–2010 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Manchester United 0 (0)
2011–2012 Hull City (loan) 39 (3)
2012–2013 Hull City (loan) 12 (1)
2013–2015 Hull City 63 (6)
2015–2017 Norwich City 59 (7)
2017– Burnley 15 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Republic of Ireland U15 5 (1)
2007–2008 Republic of Ireland U16 5 (0)
2008 Republic of Ireland U17 8 (1)
2009–2011 Republic of Ireland U19 13 (2)
2010–2012 Republic of Ireland U21 11 (7)
2012– Republic of Ireland 34 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:20, 14 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Robert "Robbie" Brady (born 14 January 1992) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a winger and a left-back for Premier League club Burnley and the Republic of Ireland national team.

Brady began his career in the Manchester United academy. However, after featuring just once for United's first team, he joined Hull City initially on loan and then permanently in 2013. He made 124 appearances for the Tigers, helping them reach the 2014 FA Cup Final. In July 2015, he joined Norwich City for £7 million. Brady suffered relegation to the Championship with Norwich in 2016. He became Burnley's record signing in January 2017 when he completed a transfer for a fee reported to be around £13 million.

Brady has represented Ireland at all youth levels. After becoming their highest under-21 scorer of all time with seven goals, Brady made his senior international debut against Oman in 2012, scoring and setting up two more goals in a 4–1 victory. He has earned over 30 caps for his country and represented them at UEFA Euro 2016, scoring two goals during the tournament.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Baldoyle, Dublin, Brady attended Pobalscoil Neasáin and was part of their under-16 All-Ireland Championship winning team. He was spotted by Manchester United scouts while playing for St. Kevin's Boys, and joined the club's academy shortly after his 16th birthday in January 2008.[3] He made his first appearance for Manchester United in an under-18s match against Liverpool on 19 January 2008.[4] His reserve team debut came just two months later, in a 3–1 win over Newcastle United.[5]

In July 2008, Brady signed on as an academy scholar, and cemented his place in the under-18s throughout the following two seasons, as well as playing for the reserves. In the 2010–11 season, Brady graduated to the reserve team on a permanent basis.[6] He was named as an unused substitute for the first team's League Cup Fourth Round win at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 26 October 2010.[7] He made his only appearance for Manchester United on 26 September 2012, coming on as an 86th-minute substitute for Alexander Büttner in a 2–1 victory over Newcastle United in the third round of the League Cup.[8][9]

Hull City[edit]

Brady playing for Hull City in 2011

On 19 July 2011, Manchester United loaned Brady to Championship club Hull City until 31 December.[10] He made his debut in the first game of the season on 5 August 2011 at the KC Stadium in a 1–0 defeat to Blackpool.[11] Three weeks later, he scored his first competitive goal for the Tigers in a 1–0 win against Reading at the KC Stadium.[12] The loan was extended until the end of the 2011–12 season on 5 January 2012.[13] On 21 January, Brady scored in a 1–0 win against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.[14]

On 5 November 2012, Manchester United loaned Brady to Hull until 2 January 2013.[15] He came off the bench the following day against Wolverhampton Wanderers as a replacement for Liam Rosenior.[16] Brady scored his first goal since returning to Hull on 8 December 2012 against Watford; he scored with a 25-yard free kick that went in off the crossbar, making it 2–0 to Hull.[17]

On 8 January 2013, Brady was signed by Hull on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.[18]

Brady scored a first-half penalty in Hull's opening home Premier League game on 24 August 2013, giving them a 1–0 win against Norwich City.[19] He went on to score two more goals in the Premier League the following month. He then underwent two separate groin operations which made him miss most of the rest of the season.[20]

Brady scored three goals during the 2014–15 campaign including two goals in the second leg of the Europa League play-off round tie against Belgian Pro League side K.S.C. Lokeren on 28 August. Hull won 2–1 on the night but lost the tie on the away goals rule.[21] There was to be more disappointment for Brady as Hull were relegated after finishing the season in 18th position, three points behind Aston Villa.[22]

Norwich City[edit]

On 29 July 2015, Brady joined newly promoted side Norwich City on a three-year deal, for a reported fee of £7 million.[23][24] He netted his first league goal in a Norwich City shirt on 26 September 2015, opening the scoring in a 2–2 draw against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground.[25] On 1 March 2016, Brady lost two teeth in a clash of heads with teammate Gary O'Neil in a Premier League match against Chelsea.[26] Norwich ended the season in 19th place which meant back-to-back relegations for Brady.[27]

Brady opened his 2016–17 goalscoring account on 1 October 2016 with a stunning 25-yard strike in the 2–1 away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.[28] He doubled his goal tally for the season on 5 November, opening the scoring in a 3–2 home defeat to Leeds United.[29] On 31 December, Brady was sent off in the 0–0 draw at Brentford in a controversial decision with manager Alex Neil saying: "Robbie clearly isn't going in to injure the lad and both of them are sliding at impact, but we're not getting the rub of the green right now and that's just another example."[30] Norwich appealed the red card shown to Brady but it was rejected, meaning the Irishman would miss the next three games.[31] He returned to the side for a 1–0 defeat by Southampton in the FA Cup on 18 January 2017[32] and scored a penalty in the following league match, a 3–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.[33] On 28 January, he made his final appearance for Norwich in a 2–0 win over Birmingham City, registering an assist for a Timm Klose goal just before half-time.[34]

Burnley[edit]

On 31 January 2017, the final day of the January transfer window in England, Brady completed a move to Premier League club Burnley in a club record deal reportedly worth £13 million, meaning he would link up with his longtime friend Jeff Hendrick and international teammate Stephen Ward. He signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the option of another year.[35] Four days later, he made his Burnley debut as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 away defeat to Watford.[36] Eight days after that, on 12 February, he scored his first Burnley goal, a 20-yard free kick, on his full debut for the club in a 1–1 home draw against league leaders Chelsea.[37] In the following match on 25 February, Brady provided an assist for Michael Keane's equalising goal in the 1–1 draw away to Hull City, his former club.[38]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

In September 2010, Brady made his under-21 debut in the Cornaredo Stadium in Lugano.[6] On 9 August 2011, Brady scored two goals in a 2–1 win for Republic of Ireland U21s in a friendly match against Austria U21s.[39] He also scored in the 2013 European Championship qualifiers against Hungary and Liechtenstein.[40][41]

On 26 February 2012, Brady was named 2011 Under-21 International Player of the Year for his terrific performances throughout the year.[42] In September 2012, he became the record goalscorer at Irish under-21 level with his seventh goal for his country.[6]

Senior[edit]

Brady before the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Austria in September 2013

On 8 September 2012, Brady received his first senior international call-up for a friendly against Oman.[43] He scored and set up two more goals in a 4–1 victory over the Arab opponents.[44] On 18 November 2014, he scored his first brace for Ireland against the United States.[45][46] On 29 March 2015, Brady started at left-back in Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland at the Aviva Stadium in a match that finished 1–1.[47] On 13 November 2015, Brady scored in the 82nd minute of the crucial Euro 2016 play-off first leg match against Bosnia and Herzegovina to earn a 1–1 draw.[48] Three days later, he assisted one of Jonathan Walters' two goals to earn Ireland a 2–0 victory and qualification to UEFA Euro 2016.[49]

On 22 June 2016, Brady scored a crucial header against Italy in the 85th minute of Ireland's last Euro 2016 group stage game resulting in a 1–0 victory, which enabled Ireland to progress to the knockout stage of the competition as one of the best-performing third-placed teams.[50] He also scored a penalty in Ireland's 2–1 defeat to the host nation, France, as The Boys in Green exited the tournament in the Round of 16 stage.[51]

On 28 March 2017, Brady captained Ireland for the first time in a 1–0 defeat friendly international defeat against Iceland at the Aviva Stadium.[52]

Personal life[edit]

Brady is in a relationship with choreographer Kerrie Harris, who runs a dance school called Soul2Sole Dance Academy in her native Swords, Dublin. They have one child together, a daughter named Halle.[53] His younger brother, Gareth, has played internationally for Ireland at under-17 level.[54] His other brother, Liam, also appeared for Ireland at under-18 level.[55]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 August 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2010–11[56] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[57] Premier League 0 0 0 0
2012–13[58] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hull City 2011–12[57] Championship 39 3 2 0 0 0 41 3
2012–13[58] Championship 32 4 1 0 33 4
2013–14[59] Premier League 16 3 1 0 1 1 18 4
2014–15[60] Premier League 27 0 1 0 1 1 3[a] 2 32 3
Total 114 10 5 0 2 2 3 2 124 14
Norwich City 2015–16[61] Premier League 36 3 0 0 0 0 36 3
2016–17[62] Championship 23 4 1 0 2 0 26 4
Total 59 7 1 0 2 0 62 7
Burnley 2016–17[62] Premier League 14 1 14 1
2017–18[63] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Career total 188 18 6 0 5 2 3 2 202 22
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2017[64][65]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Republic of Ireland 2012 4 1
2013 2 0
2014 5 2
2015 9 1
2016 11 3
2017 3 0
Total 34 7

International goals[edit]

As of match played 12 November 2016. Republic of Ireland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Brady goal.[66]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012 Craven Cottage, London, England 1  Oman 2–0 4–1 Friendly
2 18 November 2014 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 11  United States 2–1 4–1 Friendly
3 4–1
4 13 November 2015 Bilino Polje Stadium, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina 19  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
5 22 June 2016 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France 26  Italy 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016
6 26 June 2016 Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France 27  France 1–0 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016
7 31 August 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 28  Oman 1–0 4–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

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