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2013–14 Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. season

The 2013–14 season was Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club's third consecutive season in the Championship. It was their first season under the management of Óscar García following the suspension and sacking of Gus Poyet in the summer. Brighton reached the playoffs for a second consecutive season after finishing 6th, however after losing 6-2 on aggregate to Derby County in the semi finals Garcia resigned as manager.

Brighton & Hove Albion
2013–14 season
ChairmanTony Bloom
Head CoachÓscar García
StadiumFalmer Stadium
Championship6th
Play-offsSemi-finals
FA CupFifth round
League CupFirst round
Top goalscorerLeague: Leonardo Ulloa (14)
All: Leonardo Ulloa (16)
Highest home attendance28,282 vs Bournemouth
(Champ,1 Jan 14)
Lowest home attendance8,409 vs Newport County
(LC, 6 Aug 13)
Average home league attendance23,894

Contents

SquadEdit

No. Name Position (s) Nationality Place of Birth Date of Birth (Age) Club apps Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Signed from Date signed Fee Contract End
Goalkeepers
1 Peter Brezovan GK   Bratislava (1979-12-09)9 December 1979 (aged 34) 54 0 Swindon Town 1 August 2009 Free 30 June 2014
16 Casper Ankergren GK   Køge (1979-11-09)9 November 1979 (aged 34) 73 0 Leeds United 6 August 2010 Free 30 June 2014
29 Tomasz Kuszczak GK   Krosno Odrzanskie (1982-03-20)20 March 1982 (aged 32) 46 0 11 0 Manchester United 19 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
Defenders
2 Bruno RB   El Masnou (1980-10-01)1 October 1980 (aged 33) 31 1 5 0 Valencia 25 June 2012 Free 30 June 2014
3 Gordon Greer CB   Glasgow (1980-12-14)14 December 1980 (aged 33) 126 2 Swindon Town 13 July 2010 £264,000 30 June 2015
5 Lewis Dunk CB   Brighton (1991-11-21)21 November 1991 (aged 22) 54 0 Academy 1 July 2009 Trainee 30 June 2013
6 Adam El-Abd CB   Brighton   (1984-09-11)11 September 1984 (aged 29) 331 7 5 0 Academy 1 July 2003 Trainee 30 June 2015
14 Iñigo Calderón RB/CB   Vitoria (1982-01-04)4 January 1982 (aged 32) 141 13 Alavés 7 January 2010 Free 30 June 2014
15 Adam Chicksen LB   Milton Keynes (1991-09-27)27 September 1991 (aged 22) Milton Keynes Dons 15 July 2013 Undisclosed 30 June 2016
17 Stephen Ward LB/LW   Dublin (1985-08-20)20 August 1985 (aged 28) 18 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 August 2013 Loan 31 May 2014
20 Matthew Upson CB   Eye (1979-04-18)18 April 1979 (aged 35) 19 1 21 2 Stoke City 10 July 2013 Free 30 June 2014
28 Vitālijs Maksimenko LB   Riga (1990-12-08)8 December 1990 (aged 23) 4 Free agent 5 January 2013 Free 30 June 2015
Midfielders
4 Keith Andrews CM   Dublin (1980-09-13)13 September 1980 (aged 33) 35 3 Bolton Wanderers 10 August 2013 Loan 31 May 2014
8 Andrew Crofts CM/RM   Chatham   (1984-05-29)29 May 1984 (aged 30) 75 7 24 0 Norwich City 2 August 2012 £334,000 30 June 2015
10 Kemy Agustien CM   Willemstad (1986-08-20)20 August 1986 (aged 27) Swansea City 1 August 2013 Free 30 June 2015
11 Andrea Orlandi LM/LB/CM   Barcelona (1984-08-03)3 August 1984 (aged 29) 36 7 Swansea City 31 August 2012 Free 30 June 2014
18 Jake Forster-Caskey CM/LM   Southend-on-Sea (1994-04-25)25 April 1994 (aged 20) 11 2 Academy 30 April 2010 Trainee 30 June 2015
21 David López AM/LW   Logroño (1982-09-10)10 September 1982 (aged 31) 31 9 Athletic Bilbao 31 August 2012 Free 30 June 2014
23 Craig Conway LW/RW   Irvine (1985-05-02)2 May 1985 (aged 29) 5 0 Cardiff City 13 September 2013 Loan 14 December 2013
25 Kazenga LuaLua RW/LW   Kinshasa (1990-12-10)10 December 1990 (aged 23) 86 11 Newcastle United 16 July 2011 £1,122,000 30 June 2014
26 Liam Bridcutt DM/RM/CM   Reading   (1989-05-08)8 May 1989 (aged 25) 139 2 1 0 Chelsea 28 August 2010 Free 30 June 2013
30 Will Buckley LW/RW/CF   Oldham (1989-11-21)21 November 1989 (aged 24) 74 17 Watford 6 June 2011 £1,000,000 30 June 2014
Forwards
7 Will Hoskins CF/LW/RW   Nottingham (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 28) 21 2 Bristol Rovers 20 May 2011 £500,000 30 June 2014
9 Ashley Barnes CF/LW   Bath   (1989-10-30)30 October 1989 (aged 24) 143 47 Plymouth Argyle 8 July 2010 £413,600 30 June 2014
12 Craig Mackail-Smith CF/LW/RW   Watford   (1984-02-25)25 February 1984 (aged 30) 81 21 6 1 Peterborough United 4 July 2011 £2,500,000 30 June 2015
19 Leonardo Ulloa CF   General Roca (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 27) 18 10 Almería 16 January 2013 £1,600,000 30 June 2017
22 George Barker CF   Portsmouth (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 (aged 22) 3 0 Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 30 June 2014
24 Ben Dickenson CF   Ashford (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 21) 0 0 Dorchester Town 20 January 2012 Undisclosed 30 June 2014
27 Solly March RW/LW   Eastbourne (1994-07-20)20 July 1994 (aged 19) 86 11 Lewes FC July 2011 Scholarship ll 30 June 2017
44 Leroy Lita CF   Kinshasa   (1984-12-28)28 December 1984 (aged 29) Swansea City 16 October 2013 Loan 1 January 2014

StatisticsEdit

As of 11 May 2014
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Peter Brezovan 8 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF   Bruno 33 1 31+2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF   Gordon Greer 44 0 40 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
4 MF   Keith Andrews (on loan from Bolton Wanderers) 37 1 28+3 1 3+1 0 0 0 2 0
5 DF   Lewis Dunk 11 0 4+2 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
6 MF   Dale Stephens 14 2 12+2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW   Will Hoskins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF   Andrew Crofts 24 6 23 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 FW   David Rodríguez 12 1 6+4 1 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF   Kemy Agustien 14 0 5+6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
11 MF   Andrea Orlandi 18 0 9+5 0 1+1 0 0 0 2 0
12 FW   Craig Mackail-Smith 7 0 0+5 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
14 DF   Iñigo Calderón 30 2 18+5 2 4 0 1 0 2 0
15 DF   Adam Chicksen 5 0 0+1 0 3 0 0 0 0+1 0
16 GK   Casper Ankergren 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 DF   Stephen Ward (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 47 4 44 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
18 MF   Jake Forster-Caskey 34 3 19+9 3 4 0 1 0 1 0
19 FW   Leonardo Ulloa 38 16 31+2 14 2 2 0+1 0 2 0
20 DF   Matthew Upson 47 2 43 2 3 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF   David López 36 3 26+8 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
22 FW   Jonathan Obika (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 8 1 0+5 0 1+2 1 0 0 0 0
23 MF   Craig Conway (on loan from Cardiff City) 13 1 11+2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW   Ben Dickenson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF   Kazenga LuaLua 39 2 11+21 1 1+3 0 1 0 0+2 1
27 MF   Solomon March 27 1 7+16 0 2+1 1 0 0 0+1 0
28 DF   Vitālijs Maksimenko 2 0 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
29 GK   Tomasz Kuszczak 43 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
30 MF   Will Buckley 33 3 20+10 3 1 0 1 0 1 0
34 FW   Shamir Goodwin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW   Jesse Lingard (on loan from Manchester United) 17 4 15 3 0 0 0 0 2 1
38 DF   Rohan Ince 33 1 26+2 0 3 1 1 0 1 0
39 DF   Bradley Barry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 FW   Leroy Lita (on loan from Swansea City) 5 1 0+5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who left the club during the season:
6 DF   Adam El-Abd 11 0 5+4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9 FW   Ashley Barnes 24 6 17+5 5 1 0 1 1 0 0
22 FW   George Barker 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF   Liam Bridcutt 12 0 8+3 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

CaptainsEdit

As of 28 November 2013

No. P Name Country No. games Notes
3 DF Gordon Greer   13 Club captain

Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

GoalscorersEdit

As of 11 May 2014

Rank No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total
1 19 FW Leonardo Ulloa 14 2 0 0 16
2 9 FW Ashley Barnes 5 0 1 0 6
8 MF Andrew Crofts 5 1 0 0 6
4 17 DF Stephen Ward 4 0 0 0 4
35 MF Jesse Lingard 3 0 0 1 4
6 21 MF David López 3 0 0 0 3
30 MF Will Buckley 3 0 0 0 3
18 MF Jake Forster-Caskey 3 0 0 0 3
9 6 MF Dale Stephens 2 0 0 0 2
14 DF Iñigo Calderón 2 0 0 0 2
20 DF Matthew Upson 2 0 0 0 2
25 FW Kazenga LuaLua 1 0 0 1 2
12 2 DF Bruno 1 0 0 0 1
3 DF Gordon Greer 1 0 0 0 1
4 MF Keith Andrews 1 0 0 0 1
9 FW David Rodríguez 1 0 0 0 1
22 FW Obika 0 1 0 0 1
23 MF Craig Conway 1 0 0 0 1
27 MF Solomon March 0 1 0 0 1
38 DF Ince 0 1 0 0 1
44 FW Leroy Lita 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 2 0 0 0 2
Total 55 6 1 2 64

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of 11 May 2014

No. Pos. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total
                   
2 DF Bruno 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
3 DF Gordon Greer 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
4 MF Keith Andrews 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
5 DF Lewis Dunk 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
6 DF Adam El-Abd 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 MF Dale Stephens 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 MF Andrew Crofts 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
9 FW Ashley Barnes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
9 FW David Rodríguez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 MF Andrea Orlandi 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 DF Iñigo Calderón 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 1
15 DF Adam Chicksen 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
17 DF Stephen Ward 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
18 MF Jake Forster-Caskey 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
19 FW Leonardo Ulloa 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
20 DF Matthew Upson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
21 MF David López 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
22 FW Jonathan Obika 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 MF Kazenga LuaLua 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
26 MF Liam Bridcutt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
27 DF Solomon March 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
28 DF Vitālijs Maksimenko 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
35 MF Jesse Lingard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
38 MF Rohan Ince 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 74 2 7 0 1 1 6 0 88 3

ContractsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
6 DF  
 
Adam El-Abd 28 Signed 2 years June 2015 Sky Sports
21 MF   David López 30 Signed 1 year June 2014

Last updated:

Pre-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
4 Queens Park Rangers (O, P) 46 23 11 12 60 44 +16 80 Qualification for Championship Play-offs
5 Wigan Athletic 46 21 10 15 61 48 +13 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 15 12 55 40 +15 72
7 Reading 46 19 14 13 70 56 +14 71
8 Blackburn Rovers 46 18 16 12 70 62 +8 70
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

Result summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 19 15 12 55 40  +15 72 10 7 6 31 21  +10 9 8 6 24 19  +5

Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Source:[citation needed]

Result by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAHHAAAHHHAHHAHAHAAAHAHHA
ResultLLWWDDDWLDLDDWWWDLWWDLWDWLDLWWLWDWWLLLDDWWDDWW
Position151916101314131012121414161210991110889876789878887889998766666
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2014. Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

ChampionshipEdit

Championship play-offsEdit

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

TransfersEdit

All transfers update as of 16 October 2013.

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
20 DF   Matthew Upson 34 EU Stoke City Free Transfer Summer 2014 Free BBC Sport
15 DF   Adam Chicksen 21 EU Milton Keynes Dons Bosman Transfer Summer 2016 Free BBC Sport
10 MF   Kemy Agustien 26 EU Swansea City   Free Transfer Summer 2015 Free BBC Sport
4 MF   Keith Andrews 32 EU Bolton Wanderers Loan Summer 2014 Season Long Loan BBC Sport
17 DF   Stephen Ward 27 EU Wolverhampton Wanderers Loan Summer 2014 Season Long Loan BBC Sport

Loans InEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
23 MF Craig Conway   34 Cardiff City 13 September 14 December BBC Sport
44 FW Leroy Lita  
 
34 Swansea City 16 October 1 January BBC Sport
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

OutEdit

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
18 Gary Dicker   26 Free transfer Rochdale Summer Free 153 6 BBC Sport
22 DF Marcos Painter  
 
26 Free transfer Portsmouth Summer Free 100 1 BBC Sport
15 MF Vicente   31 Contract ended Free agent Summer Free 31 5 BBC Sport
10 MF Stephen Dobbie   30 Transfer Crystal Palace Summer Undisclosed 15 2 BBC Sport
MF Ryan Harley   28 Contract terminated Swindon Town Summer Free 21 2 BBC Sport
23 FW Torbjørn Agdestein   21 Free transfer Inverness Caledonian Thistle   Summer Free 9 0
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

Overall summaryEdit

External linksEdit