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

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 & Hove Albion
2016–17 season
ChairmanTony Bloom
ManagerChris Hughton
StadiumFalmer Stadium
Championship2nd (promoted)
FA CupFourth Round
League CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Glenn Murray (23)
All: Glenn Murray (23)
Highest home attendance30,338 vs Bristol City (29 April 2017)[1]
Lowest home attendance24,166 vs Huddersfield Town (13 September 2016)[2]
Average home league attendance27,995[3]

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.

Contents

SquadEdit

First-Team squadEdit

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

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

Out on loanEdit

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

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

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

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

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 RB   Iñigo Calderón Anorthosis Released [19]
1 July 2016 LB   Adam Chicksen Charlton Athletic [a] Released [19]
1 July 2016 CM   Andrew Crofts Charlton Athletic [b] Released [19]
1 July 2016 CB   Gordon Greer Blackburn Rovers [c] Released [19]
1 July 2016 CB   Glen Rea Luton Town Undisclosed [23]
1 July 2016 CF   Bobby Zamora Retired [d] Released [19]
6 July 2016 CF   Daniel Akindayini Margate Free transfer [25]
5 August 2016 CF   Chike Kandi Woking Free transfer [26]
25 August 2016 CM   Danny Holla PEC Zwolle Free transfer [27]
4 January 2017 LW   Jack Harper Málaga Undisclosed [28]
5 January 2017 CM   Jake Forster-Caskey Charlton Athletic Undisclosed [29]
19 January 2017 ST   Thomas Byrne Drogheda United Free transfer [30]
31 January 2017 CM   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 inEdit

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

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
1 July 2016 GK   Christian Walton Luton Town 31 January 2017 [37][a]
16 July 2016 CF   Chris O'Grady Burton Albion End of season [39]
18 July 2016 CB   Tom Dallison Cambridge United 8 January 2017 [40]
19 July 2016 CF   Jordan Maguire-Drew Dagenham & Redbridge End of season [41][b]
20 July 2016 CM   Jake Forster-Caskey Rotherham United 5 January 2017 [43][c]
23 October 2016 CF   Jonah Ayunga Burgess Hill Town 20 November 2016 [44]
25 November 2016 GK   Bailey Vose Concord Rangers 1 January 2017 [45]
1 January 2017 FW   Elvis Manu Go Ahead Eagles End of season [46]
11 January 2017 LW   Kazenga LuaLua Queens Park Rangers End of season [47]
13 January 2017 DF   Tom Cadman East Grinstead Town 12 February 2017 [48]
13 January 2017 CM   Connor Tighe Whitehawk 12 February 2017 [48]
13 January 2017 RW   Joe Ward Lincoln City 14 April 2017 [48][d]
23 January 2017 CF   Jonah Ayunga Sligo Rovers January 2018 [50]
26 January 2017 RB   Rob Hunt Oldham Athletic End of Season [51]
31 January 2017 DM   Rohan Ince Swindon Town End of Season [52]
6 March 2017 RW   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-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

ChampionshipEdit

League tableEdit

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 roundEdit

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GroundAHHAAHHAHAAHHAHAHHAHAAHAAHHAAHHAHHAAHAHHAAHAHA
ResultDWWDLLWWWDWDWWWWDWDWWWWWLWWLDWDWWLLWWLWWWWWLLD
Position116128137733443222222122112111222112222221111112
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2017. Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

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

FA CupEdit

EFL CupEdit

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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