Brady joined Hull City on loan for the 2011-12 season and played regularly in the first team. His array of dazzling skills were certainly on show, too often immediately prior to him making a silly blunder or coughing up possession. Brady was again loaned to City in November 2012, a move that was made permanent in January 2013. He returned a changed player, more mature in outlook, improved defensive capabilities and a better team player. His form contributed greatly to City’s promotion in May 2013. Brady started the 2013-14 season like a train, scoring the winner in City’s opening fixture against Norwich and contributing more important goals before a serious groin injury ended his season prematurely. He returned in 2014 and scored important European goals, but his influence had waned and he left the newly relegated Tigers in July 2015.
Dublin-born Brady signed for Manchester United in 2008 at the age of 16, quickly establishing himself at under-18 and reserve team levels. He made his solitary first team appearance for the Red Devils in the League Cup in 2012, between his two loan spells at Hull City.
Brady left for Norwich City in 2015, who were newly promoted to the Premier League. He played well for the Canaries but was unable to steer them away from relegation back to the Championship, where Robbie spent a further half a season before signing for Burnley in January 2017. Brady was an important part of Burnley’s Premier League rise to midtable obscurity under Sean Dyche, before spending most of 2017-18 season out of the side through injury. His return to the first team was slow and sure, but he was restored as an important Premier League squad player for the Clarets by 2019. However his fitness again wavered and he was a peripheral figure by the time he left Burnley in the 2021 close season, having made 87 appearances and scored four goals in four seaons.
Brady played at every youth level for the Republic of Ireland, becoming the record goalscorer at under-21 level. He made his debut in the senior team in September 2012, while still playing for the under-21s, and has been a first team regular since then.
Date/Place of Birth: 14 January 1992, Dublin
Hull City First Game: 5 August 2011, Blackpool H (Championship), 19 years, 203 days old
Hull City Final Game: 24 May 2015, Manchester United H (Premier League), 23 years, 130 days old
Manchester United (2008-2013), Hull City (2011-2012, loan), Hull City (2012-2013, loan), Hull City (2013-2015), Norwich City (2015-2017), Burnley (2017-2021)
Hull City Record
Career: 124 apps, 14 goalsRobbie Brady
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|2012/13||28 (4)||4||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2013/14||11 (5)||3||0 (1)||0||0 (1)||1||-||-||-||-|
|2014/15||17 (10)||0||1 (0)||0||1 (0)||1||3 (0)||2||-||-|