11 June 1971: Liam Brady joins Arsenal

On this day Liam Brady joined Arsenal as an apprentice professional from St Kevin’s Boys, aged 15. He turned pro two years later.   

His first game was on 6 October 1973 against Birmingham City and in that season he made nine starts and four appearances as a substitute.   He scored his first goal in Bob Wilson’s last match – against QPR.

With Malcolm Macdonald and Frank Stapleton, Liam Brady played in a team guided by Terry Neil and Don Howe and it is not too much to say that 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 in the FA Cup final – so he did get one medal at Arsenal.

And here’s the goal everyone remembers – whether they were there or not