• Where Are They Now? Albion's Promotion Winning Squad...

    The Seagulls may only be in their second season in the Premier League, but 18 months is a long time in football.

    Despite many predicting Albion to struggle this season, the club has managed to establish itself in mid-table of the Premier League, making it a good time to jump on the latest betting sites and back the Seagulls for a third straight outing in the top flight next campaign.

    The good old days are certainly back at the club that less that, at the turn of the century, were playing fourth tier football.

    The 2016/17 season was one to celebrate as the club made it to the top of England's footballing pyramid for the first time since the advent of the Premier League, but what happened to some of the key players who earned promotion that season and which ones are still at the club today?

    Goalkeeper – David Stockdale

    Englishman David Stockdale played 45 of Brighton’s 46 games between the sticks during the 2016/17 season, and made it into the EFL’s team of the year.

    However, soon after that he refused Brighton’s contract offer and joined Birmingham City on a three-year-deal, but with a change of managers at Birmingham, he has seen been sent out on loan to both Southend and Wycombe this season.

    Defender – Bruno

    Captain Bruno has been a bit hit the AMEX since arriving in 2012 from Valencia.

    The now 38-year-old played 42 league games during Brighton’s promotion campaign and remains at the club today, however he currently seems to be second choice at right-back to fellow Spaniard Martin Montoya.

    Defender - Lewis Dunk

    Vice-captain Lewis Dunk played 43 league games during the 2016/17 promotion winning season and joined Stockdale in the EFL’s team of the season, but more importantly was ever-present in the Premier League last time out.

    Dunk remains a mainstay of the Brighton team today and is a vital reason as to why the club as stabilised itself in the Premier League.

    Midfield – Steve Sidwell
    Sidwell played a vital role for the Seagulls using his experience to great effect. The Englishman went on to make 34 appearances in the league during the 2016/17 season but spent most of last season injured before retiring in August 2018.

    Midfield – Oliver Norwood
    The man capped over 50 times by Northern Ireland appeared in 33 Championship games for the Seagulls in 2016/17.
    Ironically, Norwood left at the end of the season to join Fulham on loan where he earned promotion for the Championship again after playing a major role in the Cottagers win over Aston Villa in the playoff final at Wembley.

    On the 13th August, Norwood joined Sheffield United on loan, and made the deal permanent on the 1st January 2019.

    Striker – Glenn Murray

    Glenn Murray and Brighton just go hand in hand.

    After rejoining at the start of the 2016/17 season, Murray went on to play 45 times in the Championship that season scoring 23 times as he helped the club secure promotion.

    His 12 goals in the Seagulls debut Premier League campaign helped keep them up and with 8 Premier League goals to his name this season, Murray is once again proving that at 35, age is no barrier to sporting success.
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