Robbie Brady

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Robbie Brady
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs Ireland 2013-09-10 - Robbie Brady 24.JPG
Brady training with the Republic of Ireland in 2013
Personal information
Full name Robert Brady[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger
Left-back
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 12
Youth career
1998–2008 St Kevin's Boys
2008–2011 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 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– Norwich City 3 (0)
National team
2005–2008 Republic of Ireland U17 6 (0)
2008–2010 Republic of Ireland U19 5 (2)
2010–2014 Republic of Ireland U21 12 (7)
2012– Republic of Ireland 13 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:18, 22 August 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:53, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Robert "Robbie" Brady (born 14 January 1992) is an Irish footballer who plays as a winger for English club Norwich City and the Republic of Ireland national team. He has also played internationally for Ireland at under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.

On 6 September 2012, Brady became the highest ever scorer at Ireland U21 level with his seventh goal for his country. Within days he had been called into the senior team for a friendly against Oman.[2] He scored on his senior debut and set up two more goals in a 4–1 victory.[3]

Club career[edit]

Born in Baldoyle, Dublin, Brady attended Pobalscoil Neasáin and was part of the under-16 all-Ireland champion 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; 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, and was also named as an unused substitute for the first-team's League Cup Fourth Round win at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 26 October 2010.[6] Brady 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 Football League Cup Third Round.[7]

Hull City[edit]

Brady playing for Hull City in 2011

2011–12[edit]

On 19 July 2011, Manchester United loaned Brady to Championship club Hull City until 31 December.[8] 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.[9] He scored his first competitive goal for the Tigers in a 1–0 win against Reading at the KC Stadium on 27 August 2011.[10] The loan was extended until the end of the 2011–12 season on 5 January 2012.[11] On 21 January 2012, Brady scored in their 1–0 win against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.[12]

2012–13[edit]

On 5 November 2012, Manchester United loaned Brady to Hull City until 2 January 2013.[13] He came off the bench the following day against Wolverhampton Wanderers as a replacement for Liam Rosenior.[14] 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. On 8 January 2013, Brady was signed by Hull on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.[15]

2013–14[edit]

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.[16] He went on to score two other goals in the Premier League. He underwent surgery on a hernia problem.

Norwich City[edit]

On 29 July 2015, Brady joined newly promoted side Norwich City on three-year deal, for a fee believed to be £7 million.[17][18]

International career[edit]

Brady made his U21 debut in the Cornaredo Stadium in Lugano in September 2010.[19] On 9 August 2011, Brady scored two goals for Republic of Ireland U21 in a Friendly match against Austria U21, Ireland end up winning the game 2–1.[20] He also scored in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Champ. qualifiers against Hungary and Liechtenstein.[21][22]

On 26 February 2012, Brady was named 2011 Under 21 International Player of the Year for his terrific performances over the year.[23]

On 6 September 2012, Brady became the highest ever scorer at U21 level with his seventh goal for his country. Within days he had been called into the senior team for a friendly against Oman.[24] He scored on his senior debut and set up two more goals in a 4–1 victory.[3]

On 18 November 2014, Brady scored a brace for Ireland against the U.S.A.[25][26]

On 29 March 2015, Brady started Ireland's crucial Euro Qualifier against Poland in the Aviva Stadium again at left back. The game finished 1–1.[27]

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother, Gareth, plays for Drogheda United and has also played internationally for Ireland at under-17.[28]

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). PremierLeague.com. Premier League. 2 February 2012. p. 24. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Robbie Brady is praised by his Under-21 manager Noel King after a call-up to the senior squad". RTÉ Sport. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Republic of Ireland 4–1 Oman". RTÉ Sport. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Hibbs, Ben (19 January 2008). "U18s: Liverpool 0 United 1". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Bartram, Steve (27 March 2008). "Reserves: United 3 Newcastle 1". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Stevenson, Jonathan (26 October 2010). "Man Utd 3–2 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brady forced to bide time despite making competitive United debut". Irish Times. 
  8. ^ Marshall, Adam (19 July 2011). "Brady joins Tigers on loan". ManUtd.com (Manchester United FC). Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hull 0–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 4 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Tigers Net First Home Win". hullcityafc.net (Hull City AFC). 27 August 2011. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Manchester United's Robbie Brady to stay at Hull City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tigers Take Away Win". Hull City AFC. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. [dead link]
  13. ^ Marshall, Adam (5 December 2012). "Reds trio extend loan deals". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hull 2–1 Wolves". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  15. ^ Thompson, Gemma (8 January 2013). "Brady completes Tigers switch". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hull 1–0 Norwich". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Winger completes Carrow Road move". Norwich City. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Robbie Brady: Norwich sign Hull City winger on three-year deal". BBC Sport. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ "Today at Old Trafford". Manchester United FC. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Republic of Ireland 2–1 Hungary". UEFA. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Republic of Ireland 2–0 Liechtenstein". UEFA. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "2012 Three FAI International Award Winners Announced". FAI. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  24. ^ "Robbie Brady is praised by his Under-21 manager Noel King after a call-up to the senior squad". RTÉ Sport. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "R. of Ireland 4 – 1 USA". BBC Sport. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "Robbie Brady happy to wing it at left back for a change". Irish Times. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Republic of Ireland player ratings: Wes Hoolahan a deserved man of the match". Irish Independent. 29 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "26. Garreth Brady". Dundalk F.C. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "2012 Three FAI International Award Winners Announced". fai.ie. FAI. 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  30. ^ "Stars honoured at 23rd International Awards". fai.ie. FAI. 3 February 2013. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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