garry brady - fact file

1993 - 1998        winger

Born on 7th September 1976 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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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.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1993 ?? 5th January 1996 v Fulham (FA Cup) (home)  won 3-1 11 0
Newcastle United July 1998 650,000 July 1998 v Everton (Premier League) (away) 12 0
Norwich City March 2000 Loan 22nd March 2000 v QPR (First Division) (away)  drew 2-2 10 0
Portsmouth 2001 ?? ??  14 0
Dundee September 2002 ?? ??  140 2
St. Mirren June 2006 ?? ??  ?? ??
Brechin City June 2011 ?? ??  ?? ??
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Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
0 (9 as a sub) League appearances; 0 goals
1 (1 as a sub) FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 European appearances; 0 goals
Newcastle United
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Norwich City
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Portsmouth
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Dundee
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
St. Mirren

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Brechin City
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals


Honours
Scotland international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
Scottish FA Cup winners medal 2008-2009  (St. Mirren)
FA Youth Cup runners-up medal 1995 (THFC)

Milestones
- appearance

           

 

2001  (Portsmouth programme)

Supported Glasgow Celtic as a boy.

Pat Holland at Spurs was a big influence on Garry's early career and cheered him up when homesick.

Chris Hughton was another big influence.
 

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What they said about Garry Brady
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What Garry Brady said about ...
his time at Spurs ...  07.04.2001 (Portsmouth programme)

"Although we were allowed eight trips home per season, I was very homesick initially, in digs with Stephen Carr, but eventually settled.

I was always classed as a right winger at Spurs, and then as a left winger at Newcastle, when in fact I am happier playing in the centre of midfield.  I was happy enough at Spurs, but when my contract came up for renewal, Kenny Dalglish at Newcastle came in with an offer, which I accepted."
 

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