We’ve created the most complete team profile so that all Brighton fans will be in the know, with the latest and most interesting facts around Brighton – from historical stats to betting odds, you will find all the answers regarding the club.
|Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbhafc/ (258,000 likes)||Top flight seasons – 6|
|Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialbhafc (233,000 likes)||Community Shields – 1|
|Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialbhafc/ (219,000 followers)||Third tier titles – 3|
|Date Founded: 1901||Best Premier League finish – 13th|
Brighton & Hove Albion Betting Tips, Predictions & Winning Odds
Brighton survived a relegation scare in the 2018/19 campaign as they eventually finished 17th, just two points above 18th placed Cardiff City.
The Seagulls were a prominent name in the relegation betting odds throughout 2018/19 and will be in 2019/20. 888sport’s blog is the place to be for all the latest football betting information and odds in the upcoming season.
Brighton & Hove Albion - 2019/20 Squad
Heading into the new Premier League campaign, the Brighton squad is one of the weakest in England's top flight. In Shane Duffy, Mat Ryan and Lewis Dunk, though, they have a solid defence to build on.
New manager Graham Potter has options in midfield too, with Yves Bissouma, Dale Stephens and Davy Propper all more than capable and Pascal Gross is a good goal threat. Glenn Murray provides the punch up front with support from Anthony Knockaert and Solly March.
Club legend Bruno retired at the end of the 2018/19 season and received a fond farewell from the club where he spent seven seasons and made over 230 appearances.
Who Were Brighton & Hove Albion's Top Scorers Last Season?
1. Glenn Murray – 15 goals
T-2. Shane Duffy – 5 goals
T-2. Florin Andone – 5 goals
T-4. Jurgen Locadia – 4 goals
T-4. Anthony Knockaert – 4 goals
Who Are Brighton & Hove Albion's Top Scorers Of All-Time?
1. Tommy Cook – 123 goals
2. Glenn Murray – 109 goals
3. Kit Napier – 99 goals
4. Peter Ward – 95 goals
5. Bert Stephens – 94 goals
Who Owns Brighton & Hove Albion?
Brighton & Hove Albion are owned by Tony Bloom, who took over a 75% share of the club in 2009. Bloom is a professional poker player and made much of his wealth through online gambling.
What Are Brighton & Hove Albion's Biggest Rivalries?
Crystal Palace are Brighton’s main rivals despite the two teams’ stadiums being over 40 miles apart. It is a peculiar rivalry, and one that has only developed in recent decades.
For a long time, Palace have been Brighton’s closest geographical Football League team, though there have been long periods – like the 1990s and early 2000s – when they very rarely faced each other.
What Are Brighton & Hove Albion's Highest Salaries? How Much Is The Club Worth?
Per Spotrac, Brighton’s player wage bill for the 2018/19 campaign was just under £39 million.
That ranks 18th in the Premier League for last season, with only Cardiff and Huddersfield – who were both relegated – spending less on wages. Pascal Gross was the Seagulls’ highest paid player, receiving around £50,000 per week.
Nike are Brighton’s current kit manufacturers and have been since 2014. The deal was recently extended to cover until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
Brighton & Hove Albion's Most Memorable Moments & Greatest Achievements
Brighton have a long history including many ups and downs. The greatest time in the club’s history has arguably been in this decade, however.
The club came back from the brink of bankruptcy and nearly falling out of the Football League to become a Premier League side within just a few years.
A new stadium breathed fresh life into the club as they competed in the top half of the Championship before earning promotion to the top flight under Chris Hughton in 2016/17.
The Seagulls also enjoyed four seasons in the top flight (or Division One as it was called back then) from 1979 to 1983.
They played in their first and only FA Cup final in 1983, forcing Manchester United to a replay, but losing the second match 4-0 as Bryan Robson scored a brace.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Fan Profile
Brighton has a good local following, as they are the main football team in the area. While they do not have the reputation of some other Premier League supporters, the Amex Stadium is seldom short of atmosphere on a matchday.
Songs like ‘Sea, Sea, Seasider’ will be belted out from the terraces, and the fans have more than played their part in some crucial home wins for the Seagulls in recent years. Fatboy Slim and Des Lynam are two of Brighton’s famous fans.
Amex Stadium, Brighton
Falmer Stadium has been Brighton’s home ground since 2011. It hosted its first competitive match in August of that year, as Brighton lost to Doncaster.
The ground’s capacity is just under 31,00 and it is currently known as the American Express Community Stadium, though it is commonly referred to as the Amex.
Famous Brighton & Hove Albion Legends
Brighton have a long list of club legends from their over 100-year history. Few can rival the brilliant Tommy Cook, the club’s top scorer and county cricketer for Sussex. Cook went on to manage Brighton as well as serving in both World Wars.
Jumping forward nearly a whole century, Glenn Murray has become an iconic figure at the club over his two stints and he could well overtake Cook on the goal scoring charts in 2019/20.