Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great

Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great

Alec Brady's grave to be rededicated The EFC Heritage Society are to honour one of the heroes of 1891 as they rededicate the grave of former Everton player Alec Brady. Born in the Cathcart district of southern Glasgow on April 2, 1865, the tricky inside forward started his career with Cowie Wanderers near Stirling before having a spell at Renton Thistle. Brady moved south of the border to Burnley as the Football League kicked off in 1888 but midway through the following season he switched to Everton. He netted an impressive 11 times in 15 outings in his first campaign at Anfield - including a hat-trick in the club's record 11-2 win over Derby County - and followed that up with another nine goals in 21 games in the club's first title-winning season of 1890/91. The following year he returned home to join Celtic, helping them to win their first trophy in the shape of the Scottish FA Cup, before settling in Sheffield with the...
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Anfield legend honoured by Everton Heritage Society – David Prentice

Everton's first title winner - at Anfield - has his grave rededicated Alec Brady EVERTON and Celtic supporters share a line from a famous old song. Separated by 200 miles and a national border, both sets of supporters still sing about “a grand old team to play for” - and in that song celebrate each club’s “history.” Those words were made real last weekend, when the Celtic Graves Society and the Everton Heritage Society joined forces to rededicate the grave of a Victorian pioneer who graced both clubs. Alec Brady was an Everton original. A Scottish inside forward, he was a member of the first Everton team to win the League Championship in 1891, in the days when Everton played their football at Anfield. He later moved onto Celtic where he played in the Celtic team which won the first of their 36 Scottish Cups in 1892 - coincidentally also at the ground of a team to become their fiercest rivals, Ibrox Stadium. Later he also became...
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