Matt was born in Liverpool, England in June of 1985. He was selected to ride the Track World Championships in 2003 and represented Wales at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He rode for DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed in 2006 and signed for Profel Ziegler Continental Team for the 2007 season.
Brammeier was involved in an accident in November 2007, when he was stuck by a cement mixing lorry whilst training. He broke both his legs but returned to cycling retaining his contract with Profel in Belgium.
He declared Irish nationality in advance of the 2009/10 track season and made a successful debut when finishing 4th in the scratch race at the Manchester World Cup meeting in October '09. He became Irish National Road Race Champion in June 2010 by beating breakaway partner and defending champion Nicholas Roche.
Brammeier is a sports fan, football in particular. His favorite team is Liverpool and he grew up catching every game he could. He prefers Italian cuisine, and has a cat named Gizmo who is "...off on his own wild and he looks after himself when I’m away."
2011 Goals: “Main goal really is to step up my own performance a little bit, to push myself hard and to compete for a victory in 2011”