Brighton and Hove Albion, commonly known as Brighton, is an English side that host its home games in Falmer Stadium (called the American Express Community Stadium for sponsorship reasons). The club was founded in 1901, but their nickname the ‘Seagulls’ came into being only in the ’70s as a retort to Crystal Palace’s ‘Eagles’ chant.
Brighton 23/24 Kits
Brighton 23/24 Home Shirt
After mixing it up a bit last season, Brighton reverted back to a classic look for their 2023/24 Nike home. The familiar blue-and-white vertical striped look was clearly seen n the body, with their regular width creating a number of alternations to further emphasise the bespoke pattern. Up top to the raglan sleeves, a solid blue fill covered the said parts of the shirt. They ended with an angled sleeve cuff in navy.
Brighton Home Kits
2022/23 Brighton Home Shirt
Brighton’s 2022/23 Nike home shirt took on the blue and white striping profile of the 2018/19 primary outfit, running a mellow-toned yellow vertical pinstripe centrally on each blue stripe to change things up. Additionally, the jersey reversed the sleeve colour to blue and utilised the same yellow shade for the sleeve cuffs and round collar.
2021/22 Brighton Home Shirt
The Seagulls went back to a blue and white striped home shirt for the 2021/22 season after the previous pinstriped solid blue look. The traditional striped pattern also covered the sleeve, taking its cue from Nike’s Striped Division IV Teamwear. The v-neckline and interrupted solid back view, however, retained the influence of the Division III template. Unlike the zap trims on other Nike jerseys, Brighton’s home shirt featured a simple vertical panel in yellow on each side. This edition reflected the club’s 10th anniversary with its home ground, American Express Community Stadium, and had the text ’10 Years at the AMEX’ written inside the shirt.
2020/21 Brighton Home Shirt
The Seagulls wore a predominantly blue home shirt for the 2020/21 season. White pinstripes, inspired by the 1983-84 shirt, replaced the wider ones that defined the body of the 2019/20 home shirt. The sleeves and two-third of the backside remained solid. The shirt had a white polo collar and sleeve cuffs. Another white application was the AMERICAN EXPRESS branding on the front centre with a background uninterrupted by the pinstripes. The team emblem on the left chest matched the colour theme of the shirt while the Nike swoosh made itself visible with its yellow colour. The lower half of the perforated fabric in between the lateral seams had the same yellow shade.
Brighton Away Kits
2022/23 Brighton Away Shirt
Brighton’s 2022/23 away shirt was a customised Nike Park IV. It was predominantly crimson with black accents for the round collar and sleeve cuffs. The secondary colour detail also covered the custom graphic that dominated approximately three-quarters of the body, starting from the lefthand-side. The diagonal pinstriped visuals created an incongruent effect, courtesy of their horizontal segmentations that interrupted their alignment. The design also darkened the tone of the crimson base on the starting point, with the diagonals thinning out towards the opposite side for a gradient finish.
2021/22 Brighton Away Shirt
The 2021/22 Brighton Nike away shirt was taken straight out of the Strike II template. It has a clean base in turquoise and raglan sleeves filled with the Vaporknit texture. This round collared shirt had black accents emanating from the logos and the Swoosh trademark zap side panels.
2020/21 Brighton Away Shirt
The Nike-Brighton 2020/21 away shirt was a retro-style tour yellow shirt with blue accents for the sleeve cuffs, front side logos, and the collar. The front of the body displayed a tonal diagonal stripe pattern, and the overall look was 1980s-particularly in the Albion’s FA Cup semifinal win against Sheffield Wednesday in April 1983. The collar extended beyond the raglan-cut seam and had a broad v base separating the left and right side. The collar setup also revealed an inner lining that was not patterned.
Brighton Third Kits
2022/23 Brighton Third Shirt
Brighton had carried over their 2021/22 Nike away shirt to the 2022/23 season to serve as their third kit.
2021/22 Brighton Third Shirt
Originally their 2020/21 away shirt, Brighton brought back this Nike yellow shirt in 2021/22 to be their third strip of the season.
2020/21 Brighton Third Shirt
Brighton wore a predominantly black Nike third shirt for the 2020/21 season. It was two-toned, with the shade on raglan sleeves a bit lighter than that of the body. The shirt was a carry-over, having first worn it as part of its 2019/20 away strip.
Men’s Brighton Shirt
For the most part, Brighton wear home shirts with blue-and-white striping. However, there were spells where the club wore white shirts and, most notably in the early 80s, plain royal blue ones. The latter happened to be one of the club’s most successful times in its history.
Fans of the club consider Crystal Palace as their main rival, owing to the hostility between respective managers Alan Mullery and Terry Venables during the 70s. As mentioned above, it was against Crystal Palace that they thought of using Seagulls as Brighton’s nickname.