A promising young winger, who looked like he would make the grade, Garry Brady didn't want to wait for his chance at Tottenham and gradually disappeared from view in top flight football.
After starring for Celtic Boy's Club since he was 12, Garry came to Spurs from Glasgow as a 15 year old and was naturally homesick to start off with, but won Scotland Under-18 caps and when it looked like he was making progress at Tottenham, he suffered a chipped bone in his ankle that put him out for fifteen months. However, when fit, Terry Venables offered him professional terms and the future at Spurs looked good for him.
Brady had an impressive debut, with a hand in one of the goals against Fulham in an FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane. He was quick and good on the ball, but he was not that tall and certainly not that strongly built, so may have found Premier League defenders a tough proposition to get the better of.
Unwilling to wait for his opportunity, Brady wanted a move away from the club when he failed to establish himself in the first team. Boyhood hero Kenny Dalglish was showing interest, so the opening to join Newcastle United arose and Garry signed on for the Magpies when his contract was up. Often a move away from White Hart Lane sees a downturn in a player's career and so it proved with Brady. His time at St. James' Park was blighted by injury, with an ankle problem restricting his availability. Unsurprisingly, he went out on loan to Norwich City to get some first team action from March 2000 until the end of the season. When he returned, it was obvious that Newcastle did not want to keep him and he was linked with a transfer to Sheffield United, but it did not happen, so Garry went back on loan to Norwich City, staying there until October 2000.
As the Canaries could not afford to sign Brady permanently, he was allowed to leave and joined Portsmouth in February 2001 firstly on trial, but then permanently on a free transfer from Newcastle United. He was only there a season before he once more fell out of contention for a first team place, thus going to Kilmarnock on an unsuccessful trial, but returned to Fratton Park until the end of that season, when Portsmouth let him go.
He tried out for a contract at Walsall in July 2002, but a month later, he returned to the country of his birth, where he had a trial at Dundee, making his place at the club permanent in September 2002.
Having spent a few years at Dens Park, Garry felt snubbed when asked to take a pay cut and left to join up with St. Mirren in June 2006, where he gained a Scottish FA Cup runners-up medal in 2009. In the summer of 2011, Brady moved on to Brechin City on the expiry of his contract.