The Celtic Graves Society, in conjunction with the Everton FC Heritage Society, are proud to announce a ceremony to commemorate the final resting place of the footballing great
At Milburn Cemetery, Main Street, Renton on Sunday 10th April 2016 at 2pm
Speakers at the event shall include:
Jim Craig, Lisbon Lion and Celtic Graves Society Patron
John Paul Taylor representing Celtic Football Club
Paul Wharton of the Everton FC Heritage Society
A member of the Brady family
Reverend Ian Miller
The Cathcart born forward Alec Brady was one of the early Celts that the ambitious Celtic committee were able to tempt to the East End of Glasgow in the earliest days of our Club.
The former Everton and Sunderland man moved back to Scotland in 1891 to play for Celtic. The signing of Alec Brady was another major coup for the early Celtic FC as he was regarded as one of the finest forwards in the country when he signed.
However his stay was brief. After just one season he returned to England and joined Wednesday FC, who later became Sheffield Wednesday.
Alec will be known as a member of the Scottish Cup winning side of 1892. In the Scottish Cup run he scored two goals per game in three successive rounds to help take Celtic to our first major trophy. He didn’t score in the final but was a key player in this monumental achievement.
Before his departure he won three trophies with Celtic: the Scottish Cup, Glasgow Cup and Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup and in total he scored 10 goals in 24 League matches.
Alec Brady not only had the honour of being part of the first Celtic team to win the Scottish Cup, he was also part of the first Everton team to win the English League Championship in season 1890/91 and part of the first Wednesday FC (Sheffield Wednesday FC) team to win the English FA Cup in 1896.
He passed away in Oct 1913, aged 43.
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