2016–17 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

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Brighton & Hove Albion
2016–17 season
Chairman Tony Bloom
Manager Chris Hughton
Stadium Falmer Stadium
Championship 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League: Glenn Murray (23)
All: Glenn Murray (23)
Highest home attendance 30,338 vs Bristol City (29 April 2017)[1]
Lowest home attendance 24,166 vs Huddersfield Town (13 September 2016)[2]
Average home league attendance 27,995[3]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2016–17 season is Brighton & Hove Albion's 115th year in existence and sixth consecutive season in the Championship.[4] Along with competing in the Championship, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and League Cup.

Brighton were promoted to the Premier League following their 2-1 home win against Wigan Athletic on 17 April 2017, with fellow promotion chasers Huddersfield Town failing to match Brighton's result in their fixture against Derby County.[5]

The season covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Squad[edit]

First-Team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Finland GK Niki Mäenpää
2 Spain DF Bruno (Captain)
3 Cameroon DF Gaëtan Bong
4 Germany DF Uwe Hünemeier
5 England DF Lewis Dunk (vice-captain)
6 England MF Dale Stephens
7 Israel MF Beram Kayal
8 Czech Republic MF Jiří Skalák
9 England FW Sam Baldock
10 Israel FW Tomer Hemed
11 France MF Anthony Knockaert
12 Belgium DF Sébastien Pocognoli (on loan from West Brom)
13 England GK David Stockdale
14 England MF Steve Sidwell
No. Position Player
15 Scotland MF Jamie Murphy
16 Denmark GK Casper Ankergren
17 England FW Glenn Murray
18 England DF Connor Goldson
20 England MF Solly March
21 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood
22 Republic of Ireland DF Shane Duffy
23 England DF Liam Rosenior
24 England MF Rohan Ince
25 Norway DF Vegard Forren
27 England DF Fikayo Tomori (on loan from Chelsea)
28 England FW Chuba Akpom (on loan from Arsenal)
29 Republic of Ireland MF Richie Towell

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 Ghana FW Elvis Manu (on loan at Go Ahead Eagles until 30 June 2017)
30 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Kazenga LuaLua (on loan at Queens Park Rangers until 30 June 2017)
34 Kenya FW Jonah Ayunga (on loan at Sligo Rovers until 1 January 2018)[6]
35 Wales MF Connor Tighe (on loan at Whitehawk until 13 February 2017)
38 England MF Joe Ward (on loan at Lincoln City until 13 February 2017)
No. Position Player
42 England DF Rob Hunt (on loan at Oldham Athletic until 30 June 2017)
45 Republic of Ireland DF Tom Cadman (on loan at East Grinstead until 13 February 2017)
England FW Jordan Maguire-Drew (on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge until 30 June 2017)
England FW Chris O'Grady (on loan at Burton Albion until 30 June 2017)
England GK Christian Walton (on loan at Luton Town until 30 June 2017)

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 CB Northern Ireland Ben Hall Motherwell £200,000 [7][8]
1 July 2016 CM England Steve Sidwell Stoke City Free transfer [9]
12 July 2016 RB England Tyler Hornby-Forbes Fleetwood Town Undisclosed [10]
4 August 2016 CM Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood Reading Undisclosed [11]
26 August 2016 CB Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy Blackburn Rovers £4,500,000 [12][13]
9 January 2017 LB Wales Jordan Davies Wrexham Undisclosed [14]
17 January 2017 GK England Billy Collings Reading Undisclosed [15]
21 January 2017 CF Scotland Harry Cardwell Reading Undisclosed [16]
31 January 2017 CF England Glenn Murray AFC Bournemouth Undisclosed [17]
7 March 2017 CB Norway Vegard Forren Molde Free transfer [18]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 RB Spain Iñigo Calderón Anorthosis Released [19]
1 July 2016 LB England Adam Chicksen Charlton Athletic [a] Released [19]
1 July 2016 CM Wales Andrew Crofts Charlton Athletic [b] Released [19]
1 July 2016 CB Scotland Gordon Greer Blackburn Rovers [c] Released [19]
1 July 2016 CB Republic of Ireland Glen Rea Luton Town Undisclosed [23]
1 July 2016 CF England Bobby Zamora Retired [d] Released [19]
6 July 2016 CF England Daniel Akindayini Margate Free transfer [25]
5 August 2016 CF Wales Chike Kandi Woking Free transfer [26]
25 August 2016 CM Netherlands Danny Holla PEC Zwolle Free transfer [27]
4 January 2017 LW Scotland Jack Harper Malaga Undisclosed [28]
5 January 2017 CM England Jake Forster-Caskey Charlton Athletic Undisclosed [29]
19 January 2017 ST Republic of Ireland Thomas Byrne Drogheda United Free transfer [30]
31 January 2017 CM England Jesse Starkey Swindon Town Undisclosed [31]
  1. ^ Following Adam Chicksen being released, he later signed for Charlton Athletic.[20]
  2. ^ Following Andrew Crofts being released, he later signed for Charlton Athletic.[21]
  3. ^ Following Gordon Greer being released, he later signed for Blackburn Rovers.[22]
  4. ^ Following Bobby Zamora being release, he later announced his retirement from professional football.[24]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
3 July 2016 CF England Glenn Murray AFC Bournemouth 31 January 2017 [32][a]
15 July 2016 LB Canada Sam Adekugbe Vancouver Whitecaps End of season [33]
31 August 2016 LB Belgium Sébastien Pocognoli West Bromwich Albion End of season [34]
23 January 2017 CB England Fikayo Tomori Chelsea End of season [35]
30 January 2017 CF England Chuba Akpom Arsenal End of season [36]
  1. ^ On 31 January 2017, Glenn Murray signed on a permanent deal.[17]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
1 July 2016 GK England Christian Walton Luton Town 31 January 2017 [37][a]
16 July 2016 CF England Chris O'Grady Burton Albion End of season [39]
18 July 2016 CB England Tom Dallison Cambridge United 8 January 2017 [40]
19 July 2016 CF England Jordan Maguire-Drew Dagenham & Redbridge End of season [41][b]
20 July 2016 CM England Jake Forster-Caskey Rotherham United 5 January 2017 [43][c]
23 October 2016 CF Kenya Jonah Ayunga Burgess Hill Town 20 November 2016 [44]
25 November 2016 GK England Bailey Vose Concord Rangers 1 January 2017 [45]
1 January 2017 FW Ghana Elvis Manu Go Ahead Eagles End of season [46]
11 January 2017 LW Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua Queens Park Rangers End of season [47]
13 January 2017 DF Republic of Ireland Tom Cadman East Grinstead Town 12 February 2017 [48]
13 January 2017 CM Wales Connor Tighe Whitehawk 12 February 2017 [48]
13 January 2017 RW England Joe Ward Lincoln City 14 April 2017 [48][d]
23 January 2017 CF Kenya Jonah Ayunga Sligo Rovers January 2018 [50]
26 January 2017 RB England Rob Hunt Oldham Athletic End of Season [51]
31 January 2017 DM England Rohan Ince Swindon Town End of Season [52]
6 March 2017 RW Norway Henrik Björdal Göteborg 16 July 2017 [53]
  1. ^ On 31 January 2017, Walton's loan at Luton was terminated.[38]
  2. ^ On 12 January 2017, Maguire-Drew extended his loan spell with Dagenham & Redbridge.[42]
  3. ^ On 5 January 2017, Forster-Caskey's loan at Rotherham was terminated.[29]
  4. ^ On 10 February 2017, Ward extended his loan spell with Lincoln City.[49]

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Newcastle United (C, P) 46 29 7 10 85 40 +45 94 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Brighton & Hove Albion (P) 46 28 9 9 74 40 +34 93
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 68 64 +4 85 Qualification for the Championship play-offs[a]
4 Sheffield Wednesday 46 24 9 13 60 45 +15 81
5 Huddersfield Town (O, P) 46 25 6 15 56 58 −2 81
Source: English Football League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Points in head-to-head matches; 5) Goal difference in head-to-head matches; 6) Goals scored in head-to-head matches; 7) Play-off.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Results round by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A H H A H A A H H A H A H H A H A A H A A H H A A H H A H H A A H A H H A A H A H A
Result D W W D L L W W W D W D W W W W D W D W W W W W L W W L D W D W W L L W W L W W W W W L L D
Position 11 6 1 2 8 13 7 7 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Last updated: 7 May 2017.
Source:[citation needed]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Brighton's fixture list for the 2016/17 Championship season was revealed on 22 June 2016.[54][55]

FA Cup[edit]

EFL Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Finland Niki Mäenpää 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
2 DF Spain Bruno 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Cameroon Gaëtan Bong 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Germany Uwe Hünemeier 15 1 11 1 2 0 2 0
5 DF England Lewis Dunk 43 2 43 2 0 0 0 0
6 MF England Dale Stephens 39 2 33+6 2 0 0 0 0
7 MF Israel Beram Kayal 21 1 17+3 0 1 1 0 0
8 MF Czech Republic Jiří Skalák 33 0 24+7 0 1 0 0+1 0
9 FW England Sam Baldock 34 12 27+4 11 0 0 2+1 1
10 FW Israel Tomer Hemed 39 13 20+17 11 0 0 0+2 2
11 MF France Anthony Knockaert 45 15 44+1 15 0 0 0 0
12 DF Belgium Sébastien Pocognoli 21 1 17+3 1 0 0 1 0
13 GK England David Stockdale 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Steve Sidwell 37 1 26+8 1 2 0 1 0
15 FW Scotland Jamie Murphy 40 4 20+15 2 1+1 0 2+1 2
16 GK Denmark Casper Ankergren 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
17 FW England Glenn Murray 47 23 39+6 23 1 0 1 0
18 DF England Connor Goldson 8 0 4+1 0 2 0 1 0
19 MF Netherlands Elvis Manu 5 2 0+2 0 0 0 3 2
20 MF England Solly March 27 3 9+16 3 2 0 0 0
21 MF Northern Ireland Oliver Norwood 37 0 16+17 0 1 0 3 0
22 DF Republic of Ireland Shane Duffy 33 2 31 2 0 0 0+2 0
22 MF Netherlands Danny Holla 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 DF England Liam Rosenior 10 0 9+1 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF England Rohan Ince 4 0 0 0 0+1 0 3 0
27 DF England Fikayo Tomori 10 0 2+7 0 1 0 0 0
28 FW England Chuba Akpom 10 0 1+9 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Republic of Ireland Richie Towell 3 1 0+1 0 2 1 0 0
30 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Kazenga LuaLua 5 1 0+3 0 0 0 2 1
42 DF England Rob Hunt 5 0 0+1 0 1 0 3 0
43 DF England Ben White 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
44 DF Canada Sam Adekugbe 5 1 1 0 2 0 2 1
46 FW England James Tilley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0

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