Brady joined Hull City on loan for the 2011-12 season and played regularly in the first team, mixing his array of dazzling skills with regular blunders that led to 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 and he started the 2013-14 season like a train, scoring the winner in City’s opening fixture against Norwich City and contributing more important goals before a serious groin injury ended his season prematurely. He returned in the 2014-15 season 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 against Newcastle United in September 2012, between his two loan spells at Hull City.
Brady left the Tigers 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, taking hos tally to seven goals in 62 senior appearances, before signing for Burnley in January 2017. Brady was an important part of the Clarets’ Premier League rise under Sean Dyche, reaching a top half finish and European qualification in 2018, though missed out on these successes after 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 six goals in four seasons.
Robbie spent the summer of 2021 without a club then joined Bournemouth on a one year deal in October 2021, but he made only seven appearances as the Cherries won promotion back to the Premier League. In July 2022 he left the south coast and signed for Championship side Preston North End.
Brady played at every youth level for the Republic of Ireland, becoming the record goalscorer at under-21 level. While still playing for the Under 21 side Brady made his senior debut for Ireland in a friendly against Oman in September 2012, scoring a debut goal in a 4-1 victory. He started four games in the Euro 2016 Finals competition hosted in France and scored twice – a thrilling winner against Italy and an early opener from the penalty spot against the hosts in the Round of 16 that ended in narrow defeat for the Irish side. Brady was an Irish first team regular for nine seasons, reaching 55 caps when he made his last appearance for Ireland against Qatar in March 2021 – in that time he scored eight international goals for his country.
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), Bournemouth (2021-2022), Preston North End (2022-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 124 apps, 14 goalsRobbie Brady
|2011/12||24 (15)||3||2 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|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||-||-|