• A short history of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

    The history behind the formation of Brighton & Hove Albion Club goes back a century earlier and presents how strong was the local will to create a team that would make the town’s name famous. Have you ever taken an interest in how the club has become what it is now and when its story started? If not, now is your chance to learn more.

    The first goals
    The official history of the club dates its beginning back to 1901. However, the story of sports clubs in the region is a little older than that. It all started in 1897 when Edgar Everest founded the first of such institutions. Brighton United lasted for almost three years until the club collapsed in the year 1900. For those short three years, the team played at the Sussex County Cricket Ground. The same year Brighton United collapsed, a new amateur team was created - Brighton & Hove Rangers. It didn’t last long, as, after only a year, the club was resolved.

    However, these two unsuccessful clubs were only a prelude to the grander institution. In 1901 the official history of the modern-day club began. John Jackson, a former manager in the Brighton United ranks, pushed all the necessary buttons to create this third club in the place of two previous units. Brighton & Hove United was a semi-professional club founded at the Seven Stars Hotel on the 24th of June in 1901.

    Just until the first game, the name was, however, changed. Due to some objections and complaints from Hove FC, Brighton & Hove United became Brighton & Hove Albion. As to the choice of the “Albion” part, there are no reliable explanations why this word was considered suitable. The two first words are clear, they refer to the two sister towns with the city status now.

    When it all started
    The very first season of Brighton & Hove Albion club - 1901/02 - was the moment of their debut on the County Cricket Ground in Hove. The team played in the Second Division of the Southern League. Since 1902 Albion shared the football ground with another, neighbouring team, Hove FC. They both played on the Goldstone Ground, the finest ground in the whole region. Albion stayed on this ground until 1997, and since 1930 the place belonged to the club by the right of ownership.

    Not long after the foundation of Brighton & Hove Albion, the club earned a promotion from the Second Division to the First Division in 1903. These years were also a time of changes in the club’s colours. All-blue shirts were replaced with stripes in the shades of blue and white. It soon became the club’s trademark. However, some seasons brought short and slight changes in the design and colouring of the shirts. They were all-blue, all-white, blue and white but no stripes, or even with red elements.

    It took Brighton & Hove Albion club seven years to win the Southern League title. It allowed the team to play with Aston Villa. After their victory, the Albion team was called the Champions of England. In 1983, the team had its chance in the FA Cup Final. The whole history of the club is full of great chances and success.

    Albion now
    Since 2011, Brighton & Hove Albion club has had a new home at the Falmer Stadium, or The Amex. The long history of the team was rich in the ups and downs, and their road led not only higher and higher, but sometimes also down the ladder. One thing is sure, not many clubs in England and around the world have as strong a bond between the team and its fans as Albion. They support them, cheer the players and without hesitation bet on them at online best betting sites. On a platform like SBO, every team supporter can bet some money on their favourite team in a safe and secure way. All the rules and details are thoroughly explained, so all you have to do as a fan is have faith that the team will win as you expect them to. After all, Brighton & Hove Albion has a long history of success, and their faithful supporters may always count on their favourite team.


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