Bristol Rovers and Brighton have met on 109 occasions in the Football League and national cup competitions. The first Football League meeting between the clubs came on 25 September 1930, after both clubs moved from the Southern League to the newly-created Football League Division Three, a game that Rovers won 3-1 at Eastville.
Rovers famously beat Brighton 8-2 in 1973, when Brian Clough was Albion manager.
- Last meeting: 5 February 2011 - Bristol Rovers 2–4 Brighton & Hove Albion
- Biggest win: 29 November 1952 - Bristol Rovers 7-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
- Biggest loss: 29 January 1927 - Brighton & Hove Albion 7-0 Bristol Rovers
- Highest aggregate score: 1 December 1973 - Brighton & Hove Albion 2-8 Bristol Rovers
Players who represented both clubsEdit
A number of players have played for both Bristol Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion. A small selection of the most recent ones is listed below.
- Mikkel Andersen was loaned to both Rovers and Brighton by Reading
- Joe Anyinsah had a loan spell with Brighton in 2008 before joining Rovers in 2011
- Will Hoskins joined Brighton from Rovers in 2011 for an undisclosed fee
- Michel Kuipers
- Michael Poke was loaned to Rovers by Brighton in 2012
- Dave Savage
- Adam Virgo started his career at Brighton, and spent seven years there in two spells before joining Rovers
- Christer Warren
- Bobby Zamora
Details of the most recent meetings between Brighton and Bristol Rovers are given below.
|17 October 1995||Football League Trophy||Brighton & Hove Albion||0-2||Bristol Rovers|
|28 October 1995||Division Two||Brighton & Hove Albion||2-0||Bristol Rovers|
|6 April 1996||Division Two||Bristol Rovers||1-0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|12 August 2003||League Cup||Bristol Rovers||0-1||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|24 August 2004||League Cup||Brighton & Hove Albion||1-2||Bristol Rovers|
|6 October 2007||League One||Brighton & Hove Albion||0-0||Bristol Rovers|
|26 April 2008||League One||Bristol Rovers||0-2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|16 August 2008||League One||Brighton & Hove Albion||1-1||Bristol Rovers|
|21 April 2009||League One||Bristol Rovers||1-2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|26 September 2009||League One||Bristol Rovers||1-1||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|24 April 2010||League One||Brighton & Hove Albion||2–1||Bristol Rovers|
|20 November 2010||League One||Brighton & Hove Albion||2–2||Bristol Rovers|
|5 February 2011||League One||Bristol Rovers||2–4||Brighton & Hove Albion|