Brighton and Hove Albion

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Brighton and Hove Albion's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Charlie Oatway 38%
2 Brian Horton 32%
3 Steve Foster 23%
4 Danny Cullip 4%
5 Paul Rogers 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Steve Foster - Joining from Portsmouth in 1979, Steve Foster enjoyed two spells at the club. A member of England's 1982 World Cup squad, Steve won three caps for England and, in 1983, he captained Brighton to an FA Cup final against Manchester United.

Brian Horton - Joining the club in 1976 for £30,000, Brian Horton made over 200 appearances for the club. Named in the PFA Team of The Year twice during his spell with the Seagulls, Horton then returned in February 1998 as manager and led the club to their first win in five months and helped secure the club's Football League status, after securing a point at League leaders Notts County.

Paul Rogers - The first captain to lead out the side at the Withdean, Rogers was a fixture in the team for his first two seasons at the club. Joining the club in 1999 Rogers led the Seagulls to the Division Three championship in his first year at the club and went on to make over 100 appearances for the side.

Danny Cullip - During his time with the Seagulls, Danny Cullip helped the club secure three promotions, including captaining the side to Play-Off victory over Bristol City at the Millennium Stadium in 2004. During his spell with the Seagulls Cullip was crowned the club's Player of the Year on two occasions, making over 200 appearances along the way.

Charlie Oatway - Joining Brighton in the summer of 1999, Charlie Oatway went on to make 224 league appearances for the club. Along the way he won the Third Division championship in 2001, the Second Division championship in 2002 and was a Second Division Play-Off champion in 2004. He also captained the side to survival the following year, after Danny Cullip had left the club.

 

  Who is Brighton and Hove Albion's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Bobby Zamora 42%
2 Peter Ward 41%
3 Mark Lawrenson 9%
4 Brian Horton 4%
4 Jimmy Case 4%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Bobby Zamora - Plucked from obscurity but his prolific goalscoring ability helped lead the club to back-to-back promotions.

Peter Ward - Goalscoring legend who helped propel the club into the top flight.

Mark Lawrenson - Cultured central defender who went on to play at the highest level for the then-dominant Liverpool.

Brian Horton - Captain fantastic who was the heartbeat of Albion side. Led by example.

Jimmy Case - Played an integral role in early 80s success.

 

  When was Brighton and Hove Albion's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1978/79 57%
2 2010/11 20%
3 1982/83 16%
4 2000/01 4%
5 1957/58 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1957/58 - Won the Third Division (South) (and first promotion in Football League) after 38 years.

1978/79 - Won promotion to Division One (now Premier League) for first and so far only time.

2000/01 - Won first title (now League 1) for 36 years whilst playing in temporary home.

2010/11 - Won League 1 title with record number of points.

1982/83 - Reached the FA Cup final.

 

  Who is Brighton and Hove Albion's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Gus Poyet 45%
2 Alan Mullery 43%
3 Micky Adams 9%
4 Billy Lane 1.5%
4 Mike Bailey 1.5%
     

The FL125 Greatest Managers voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.