- Michel Kuipers
- Robert Sanchez
- Graham Mosely
- Mat Ryan
Brighton Standings & History
Brighton & Hove Albion FC were founded in 1901 and started out in the Southern League. In 1910, they won the FA Charity Shield and reached the Football League third division in 1920.
Before they won promotion to the second tier, Brighton played in the Third Division South from 1921 to 1958. They lasted just four years in the Second Division and suffered two successive relegations. Playing in the Fourth Division for the first time in 1963, Brighton won the title two years later to return to the third tier.
The Seagulls later secured promotion back to the Second Division in 1972 and one of the best periods in their history followed. One of the most important Brighton team stats is their first promotion to the top tier, in 1979. In their first spell in the top tier, Brighton lasted four seasons and made a major final.
Another of the most interesting Brighton team stats is that their first major final appearance required a replay. In the 1983 FA Cup final, Brighton drew with Manchester United 2-2 but lost 4-0 in the rematch.
That same season, Brighton were relegated and were back in the fourth tier by 1996. This started a dark period in the club’s history. Brighton had to play 70 miles away in Gillingham from 1997-1999 as their stadium was sold. Brighton were just one place above dropping out of the Football League altogether during both seasons in Gillingham.
Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Team Records
Securing a new stadium in 1999, Brighton earned successive promotions in 2001 and 2002 to reach the second tier. Brighton played at the Withdean Stadium until 2011, when Falmer Stadium was built.
The Seagulls made the promotion playoffs in both 2013 and 2014 but lost in the semifinals. Brighton also lost in the 2016 playoff semifinals but finally reached the Premier League in 2017. In their first Premier League season they finished 15th and reached the FA Cup semifinals. Brighton’s best ever top flight finish was in 2021-22, when they finished ninth in the Premier League under Graham Potter.
Betting on Brighton’s EPL odds is easy; what’s not easy is deciding what exactly to bet on. The best betting advice would’ve been to eye the spread, as Brighton was one of the better teams ATS in 2021-22 and finished with just 11 losses. Going forward into this season, betting Brighton to win the EPL for 2022-23 would net odds of 250-to-1.