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Brighton and Hove Albion F.C.

Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. is an English football team based in Brighton. As of 2003, they played in the First Division, but will relegate to the Second Division the next season. The team are also known as 'the Seagulls' as a result of their seaside location. The team play in blue and white stripes.

Founded in 1900, Brighton were a founder member of the Southern League. They were elected to the Football League in 1920. Between 1979 and 1983 they were in the old First Division. In 1983 they reached the final of the FA Cup, which they lost 4-0 to Manchester United after replay. They were relegated from the first division in the same season.

For many years they were based at the Goldstone Ground in Hove, until financial concerns drove them to sell their ground. For a year they shared grounds with Gillingham, but have since returned to Brighton, where they now play at the Withdean Stadium.

Famous Supporters include Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook, a dance music Disc Jockey, Norman Wisdom who was once a director of the club and wrote the club's song "Sussex by the Sea" and Desmond Lynam[?], a leading English Sports Journalist.



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