Brighton United F.C.

Brighton United
Full name Brighton United Football Club
Founded pre 1898
Dissolved 1900
1899–1900 16th, Southern Football League – Record expunged

Brighton United F.C. were an association football club based in Brighton, Sussex who were active for a few years at the end of the 19th century.


The club joined the Southern League in 1898. Their first match was at Southampton where they played the inaugural match at the hosts' new stadium, The Dell, on 3 September 1898. In their first match Brighton fielded a team including nine Scottish players, several of whom had played in the Football League, including the scorer of their consolation goal in a 41 defeat, Roddy McLeod.[1]

Former Football League or Scottish Football League players included:

Maurice Parry played for Brighton United in the 189900 season, before having a long career with Liverpool and making 16 appearances for Wales.[2]

Brighton were moderately successful in their first season in the Southern League finishing in tenth place (out of 13), but they had over-reached themselves financially and were forced to release McLeod and several other players before the end of the season.[3] They started the 1899–1900 season but resigned in March 1900 with four games left to play, with their record then being expunged.


  1. David Bull & Bob Brunskell (2000). Match of the Millennium. Hagiology Publishing. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-9534474-1-3.
  2. Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. p. 160. ISBN 1-872424-11-2.
  3. Gary Chalk & Duncan Holley (1987). Saints - A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 249. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.

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