Nicknamed The Seagulls and commonly referred to by their abbreviated name, Brighton, this south coast side was founded in 1901. They joined the Football League in 1920. Major honours have eluded Brighton, with the standout successes being FA Cup runners-up in 1983, and FA Charity Shield winners in 1910. The season of 1981/82 was their best in terms of a league finish as they managed to end 13th in the top flight.
After a prolonged period in the lower league wilderness, The Seagulls have been back in the Premier League again since winning promotion under Chris Hughton in the 2016/17 season. Now managed by Graham Potter, the current squad boasts stars like Danny Welbeck, Neal Maupay, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Adam Lallana.
The club plays in blue and white striped shirts and blue shorts. Former managers include the likes of Gus Poyet, Charlie Webb, Billy Lane, Archie Macaulay and Liam Brady. Meanwhile a quick look through the club's history shows a list of playing legends that include goalkeeper Michel Kuipers, defender Kerry Mayo, strikers Bobby Zamora and Glenn Murray and Kit Napier.
Brighton play at the Falmer Stadium which, for sponsorship reasons, is also known as American Express Community Stadium or simply The Amex Stadium.
Who owns Brighton and Hove Albion?
The club is owned by British businessman and poker player Tony Bloom. Nicknamed The Lizard, Bloom is also the owner of Belgian outfit Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.