Winning 72 caps, Liam is one of Ireland’s greatest players; he joined Platinum One in October 2017, as Football Director.
Liam Brady had a distinguished club career in England and Italy where he played for and became an Arsenal legend before winning two Serie A titles with Juventus and had successful spells with Sampdoria and Inter Milan before finishing his career back in London with West Ham United. Liam holds the distinction of, in 1979, becoming the first non English player to win the prestigious PFA Player of the Year, when he was instrumental in Arsenal’s FA Cup success. He was selected in the PFA Team of the year in three successive seasons in the late 70s.
Following his retirement, Liam had managerial spells with Glasgow Celtic and Brighton but then moved to work on the youth development side of the game and was Academy Director at Arsenal from 1996 to 2014. In that time he also was an assistant to Ireland manager, Giovanni Trappatoni, between 2008 and 2010.
Liam’s role in Platinum One is to assist in the identification and recruitment of among the best talent in the game and to work with the company’s FA Intermediaries in the fulfilment of our promise to provide the best service in the game. Liam will also work directly in providing counsel to our elite players.
“When I finished with Arsenal my ambition was to undertake one more meaningful role within football. I had not anticipated working in a representation agency but I particularly enjoy watching young players and trying to guide them and their families as they progress into the professional ranks; this made Platinum One quite a natural fit. While I only left Arsenal last May, I finished working with the Academy in 2014; I have known Fintan Drury for over 25 years and some other senior executives in Platinum One since they were young players. The company endeavours to always go about its work centred on the player’s best interest which was the most critical consideration for me in taking on this role and I am excited about the challenge of contributing to its continued growth and success.”