FAI pay tribute to former Ireland international Ray Brady

He was the elder brother of Liam Brady and represented Ireland six times


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The FAI has led tributes to former Ireland international Ray Brady.

The Dubliner passed away at the age of 79.

A defender during his playing career, he won six Ireland caps between 1963 and 1964.

At club level, he represented Millwall, Queens Park Rangers and Saint Patrick's Athletic among other clubs in a career that lasted from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s.

Ray was elder brother to former Ireland, Arsenal and Juventus great Liam Brady.

"I am saddened to learn of Ray Brady’s sad passing today. He was from a great footballing family and our thoughts are with his brothers Liam and Pat and all of Ray’s family at this sad time," said FAI chief executive John Delaney.

"Ray made his Ireland debut against Austria in Vienna 53 years ago so it's poignant that he passed away just a matter of days after the national team recorded a win in the same city.

"Ray served his clubs and country with distinction as a player. We will pay tribute to him at next year’s World Cup qualifier against Wales."