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Robbie Brady

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Norwich Career: 2015-17 (62 appearances, 7 goals)
Current Club: Burnley
Date of Birth: 14/01/1992 (Dublin) 
Nationality: Irish

Biography

Robbie Brady ended one of Summer 2015's longest drawn out transfer deals when he signed for Norwich on 29th July 2015 from Hull City for a fee believed to be £7million. The Irish international winger signed a three year contract with the Canaries.

He was spotted by Manchester United scouts playing for St Kevin's Boys in Dublin and joined United's academy in January 2008, shortly after his sixteenth birthday. A regular in the reserves, he made one first team appearance for United, coming on as a late substitute in a 2-1 win over Newcastle in the League Cup on 26th September 2012.

He was loaned to Hull on 19th July 2011 and made his debut for the Tigers in a 1-0 defeat to Blackpool on 5th August 2011. His first goal came against Reading in a 1-0 win on 26th August 2011. He had a second loan spell at Hull starting in November 2012 but made the switch permanent on 8th January 2013. He made 114 league appearances before joining Norwich

Capped by Ireland, he was their Under-21 Player of the Year in 2011. He made his full international debut against Oman in September 2012. At the time of his transfer to Norwich, he had played 13 games for Ireland, scoring three goals.

Brady made his debut in Norwich's 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace on 8th August 2015. He scored his first goal for Norwich in the 2-2 draw at West Ham on 26th September 2015.

Brady played a key role helping Ireland qualify for the Euro2016 finals in France, scoring a vital away goal in the first leg of the playoff qualifier against Bosnia.He also set up Ireland's second goal, scored by Jon Walters, in the second leg. ireland qualified 3-1 on aggregate. In March 2016, World Soccer named the 500 most influential players in World football and included Lafferty in their list. On 20th March 2016, he was named as the Republic of Ireland's Young Player of the Year, beating Derby players Jeff Hendrick and Cyrus Christie

Brady made 34 appearances for City in 2015/16, scoring three goals, as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League. On 31st May 2016, he was included in the Irish squad for the European Championships in France. He started both of Ireland's first round games (1-1 with Sweden, 0-3 versus Belgium). He was also the subect of considerable transfer speculation linking him to Leicester City, West Brom, Sunderland, Southamptonand former club Hull. The Irish Independent reported Norwich’s top brass want £12m for the versatile left-sided player. Robbie's stock went up when he scored for Ireland in the 1-0 win over Italy at Euro 2016 taking the Irish into the last 16. In that round, he scored the opener for Ireland only for them to lose 2-1 to France. With Leicester interested, Norwich were reported to have slapped a £20m price tag on Brady. On 10th July 2016, it was reported that Everton were leading the race to sign Brady. In the end Brady remained at Norwich

The January 2017 transfer window saw Brady linked with moves to Crystal Palace, Leicester, Burnley, Aston Villa (in a swap for Ross McCormack) and Newcastle. On 31st January 2017, he signed for Burnley for a fee that could reach £13million which is both a record signing for the Clarets and a record sale for the Canaries. He signed a three and a half year deal with Burnley.


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