Brighton & Hove Albion FC is an English football club based in the coastal city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. They currently feature in League One.
Brighton & Hove Albiol FC were established in 1901 and in their early years played in the Southern League. They were elected to the Football League in 1920 and actually played First Division football in England between 1979 and 1983.
In 1983 Brighton reached the final of the FA Cup but were relegated from the English top flight that season. Subsequent financial problems saw them go into decline and the club were almost relegated to the Conference in 1997.
In 2001, though, Brighton reached the Championship but after one season they were relegated. They reached the second tier of English football immediately but again after one season dropped down into League One.
Brighton & Hove Albiol FC play their home matches at the Withdean Stadium that can accommodate 8,850 spectators. They bear the nicknames “The Seagull” and “The Albion”.