Millwall Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Pat Brady, aged 84.
Pat was a cultured left-back who, following a trial period from Dublin-based club Home Farm, followed brother Ray to The Den when signing in January 1959.
He made his debut in a 3-1 success at Oldham Athletic later that month. Manager Jimmy Seed's assessment of Pat's first game was "almost faultless - his anticipation, headwork, kicking and skilful use of the ball was superb."
Pat made 13 appearances in his initial season in the Fourth Division, and over the course of the next three seasons at Cold Blow Lane, Pat displayed a model of consistency which culminated in him winning a Division Four Championship medal in 1962.
Rarely - if at all - was he in trouble, with his tackling, positional play and distribution all conducted with calm assurance. His only goal for Millwall came from the penalty spot in a 7-1 rout of Chester in the final home match of the 1959/60 campaign.
Pat would go on to appear in 160 games for the club. He and brother Ray sadly left The Den at the height of their popularity, in the summer of 1963, to join QPR. At Loftus Road, he played a further 60 League games before dropping into Southern League football, and would assist the likes of Gravesend and Bexley United.
Following his retirement from the game in 1970, Pat took advantage of the educational opportunities afforded to him; so much so, he gained his degree in Economics and later became a lecturer in London, where he made his home.
The thoughts of everyone at Millwall Football Club are with the family and friends of Pat at this sad time.