Alec Brady’s grave to be rededicated
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 Wednesday where he played for six seasons between 1892-98.
Brady died in 1913 and Paul Wharton of the EFC Heritage Society said: “Over the last couple of years the Society have honoured its former administrator Will C Cuff, former players Alex ‘Sandy’ Young and George Harrison with rededication of their graves with the co-operation of Everton Football Club.
“A joint collaboration with the Celtic Graves Society for our former player Alec Brady will take place in Main Street, Renton, Dumbartonshire, on March 20 at 2pm, where we will be unveiling a headstone.
“Alec was a goal maker and a goal scorer and his signature was sought after by other clubs. Legends never die.”
Brady was also capped by the Liverpool County FA side while at Everton and they have donated funds to the EFC Heritage Society for flowers as his grave is rededicated.