BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

("The Seagulls")

Year formed1901
Turned professional1901
Limited company1904 
Ground

American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Falmer, East Sussex

BN1 9BL

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 75 yards (105 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity30,750
Record attendance at present ground30,634 v Liverpool, Premier League, 2nd December 2017 (lost 1-5)
League career

Southern League Division Two: 1901 - 1903

Southern League Division One: 1903 - 1920

Western League Division 1A: 1907 - 1909

Division Three: 1920 - 1921

Division Three (South): 1921 - 1958

Division Two: 1958 - 1962

Division Three: 1962 - 1963

Division Four: 1963 - 1965

Division Three: 1965 - 1972

Division Two: 1972 - 1973

Division Three: 1973 - 1977

Division Two: 1977 - 1979

Division One: 1979 - 1983

Division Two: 1983 - 1987

Division Three: 1987 - 1988

Division Two: 1988 - 1992

Division Two: 1992 - 1996

Division Three: 1996 - 2001

Division Two: 2001 - 2002

Division One: 2002 - 2003

Division Two: 2003 - 2004

Championship: 2004 - 2006

League One: 2006 - 2011

Championship: 2011 - 2017

Premier League: 2017 - .

First Football League game28th August 1920 v Southend United, Division Three, lost 0-2 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - League

Division Two/Championship runners-up: 1978-79, 2016-17

Division Two/League One champions: 2001-02, 2010-11

Division Three runners-up: 1971-72, 1976-77, 1987-88

Division Three (South) champions: 1957-58

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1953-54, 1955-56

Division Four/Three champions: 1964-65, 2000-01

Southern League Division One champions: 1909-10

Southern League Division Two runners-up: 1902-03

Western League champions: 1908-09

Domestic - CupFA Cup runners-up: 1982-83

Charity Shield winners: 1909-10

Best League position13th, Division One, 1981-82
Lowest League position23rd, Division Three, 1996-97, 1997-98
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League CupQuarter-final, 1978-79
  
Most League points  
2 for a win65, Division Three (South), 1965-66

65, Division Three, 1971-72

3 for a win95, League One, 2010-11
Fewest League points 
2 for a win31, Division Two, 1961-62
3 for a win35, Division Three, 1997-98
Most League goals scored112, Division Three (South), 1955-56
Most League goals conceded90, Division Two, 1958-59
Fewest League goals scored37, Division Two, 1986-87
Fewest League goals conceded34, Division Three (South), 1922-23

34, Division Two, 1984-85

Most wins in a League season29, Division Three (South), 1955-56
Fewest wins in a League season6, Division Three, 1997-98
Most draws in a League season

18, Championship, 2012-13

18, Division Three (South), 1948-49

Fewest draws in a League season5, Division Three (South), 1936-37
Most losses in a League season26, Division Two, 1995-96
Fewest losses in a League season5, Championship, 2015-16
Record League win9-1 v Newport County, Division Three (South), 18th April 1951

9-1 v Southend United, Division Three, 27th November 1965

Record Cup win10-1 v Wisbech Town, FA Cup 1st round, 13th November 1965
Record defeat0-9 v Middlesbrough, Division Two, 23rd August 1958
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season32, Peter Ward, Division Three, 1976-77
in total114, Tommy Cook, 1922-30
  
Most League goals in one match 5, Jack Doran v Northampton Town, Division Three (South), 5th November 1921

5, Adrian Thorne v Watford, Division Three (South), 30th April 1958

Most League appearances 509, Tug Wilson, 1922-36
Most capped player17, Steve Penney, Northern Ireland, 1983-91
Youngest League playerIan Chapman, 16 years 259 days v Birmingham City, 14th February 1987 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£8,000,000 for Leonardo Ulloa to Leicester City, August 2014
Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£14,000,000 for Jurgen Locadio from PSV Eindhoven, January 2018