Robert Brady (born 14 January 1992) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Burnley and the Republic of Ireland national team. He can also play as a left-back.
Brady began his career in the Manchester United academy. However, after featuring just once for United’s first team, he joined Hull City initially on loan and then permanently in 2013. He made 124 appearances for the Tigers, helping them reach the 2014 FA Cup Final. In July 2015, he joined Norwich City for £7 million where he suffered relegation to the Championship with the club in 2016. He returned to the Premier League where he became Burnley’s record signing in January 2017 when he completed a transfer for a fee reported to be around £13 million.
Brady has represented Ireland at all youth levels. After becoming their highest under-21 scorer of all time with seven goals, Brady made his senior international debut against Oman in 2012, scoring and setting up two more goals in a 4–1 victory. He has earned over 50 caps for his country and represented them at Euro 2016, scoring two goals during the tournament.
n 31 January 2017, the final day of the January transfer window in England, Brady completed a move to Premier League club Burnley in a club record deal reportedly worth £13 million, meaning he would link up with his longtime friend Jeff Hendrick and international teammate Stephen Ward. He signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the option of another year. Four days later, he made his Burnley debut as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 away defeat to Watford. Eight days after that, on 12 February, he scored his first Burnley goal, a 20-yard free kick, on his full debut for the club in a 1–1 home draw against league leaders Chelsea. In the following match on 25 February, Brady provided an assist for Michael Keane’s equalising goal in the 1–1 draw away to Hull City, his former club.