Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, commonly known as Brighton & Hove Albion or simply Brighton, is a professional football club based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, England. The club was founded in 1901 and has a long and storied history in English football.
Brighton & Hove Albion currently competes in the Premier League, the top-tier professional football league in England. The club’s blue and white striped shirts are iconic and instantly recognizable, and their home games are played at the Falmer Stadium, also known as the Amex Stadium.
Throughout its history, Brighton & Hove Albion has experienced various successes and challenges, rising through the divisions of English football and achieving promotions to higher leagues. The club has a dedicated fan base, known as the “Seagulls,” who are known for their passionate support during matches.
One of the most significant achievements in the club’s recent history was earning promotion to the Premier League in the 2016-2017 season under the management of Chris Hughton. This marked Brighton’s return to the top flight of English football after a long absence.
Off the pitch, Brighton & Hove Albion is actively involved in various community and social initiatives, using football as a tool to promote social inclusion, education, and health programs.
The club’s rivalry with Crystal Palace, known as the M23 Derby, is one of the most fiercely contested and highly anticipated local derbies in English football.
Brighton & Hove Albion continues to build a reputation for its attacking style of play and competitive performances in the Premier League. The club’s growth and development have made it a respected and admired institution in English football.