BRIGHTON & HOVE
ALBION F.C.
Founded: 1901





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BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. It is often referred to just as Brighton. They currently play in the Football League Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. The team is nicknamed the "Seagulls" or "Albion". The team has historically played in blue and white stripes, though this changed to all white briefly in the 1970s and again to plain blue during the club's most successful spell in the 1980s.[1] Crystal Palace is considered the club's main rival (although the teams are 40 miles apart). Founded in 1901, Brighton played their early professional football in the Southern League before being elected to the Football League in 1920. The club enjoyed greatest prominence between 1979 and 1983 when they played in the First Division and reached the 1983 FA Cup Final, losing to Manchester United after a replay. They were relegated from the top division in the same season. Mismanagement brought Brighton close to relegation from the Football League to the Conference which they narrowly avoided in 1997 and 1998. A boardroom takeover saved Brighton from liquidation, and following successive promotions they returned to the second tier of English football in 2002 and have played in the second and third tiers ever since.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Seagulls
Year Founded
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1901 (114 years ago)
English County
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East Sussex
Current Ground
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Falmer Stadium
Ground Location
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Brighton & Hove, England
Club's Owner
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Tony Bloom
Club Chairman
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Tony Bloom
Current Manager
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Chris Hughton
Current League
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The Championship
Last Season
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The Championship, 20th place


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AWAY COLORS

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INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


FALMER STADIUM
aka American Express Community Stadium

Village Way, Falmer, Brighton
East Sussex, BN1-9BL England


OPENED: ......... July 2011
SURFACE: ........ Grass
COST: .............. 93 million
CAPACITY: ...... 30,750
RECORD: ......... 30,003 (2013 vs Wolverhampton)
OWNER: ........... Brighton & Hove Albion
OPERATOR: ..... Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 115 x 75 yards (105 x 69 meters)



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