Brian Horton

Brian Horton Brighton & Hove Albion
Brian Horton

Brian Horton played at wing-half, though was forced to find employment as a builder after being released from Walsall’s youth-team in 1966. He joined Hednesford Town in the West Midlands (Regional) League winning the Staffordshire Senior Cup in his final appearance for the club in 1970. He turned professional signing with Port Vale in July 1970. He established himself in the first-team, making 258 appearances, before being sold on to Brighton & Hove Albion for £30,000 in March 1976.

Installed as club captain, he helped the Seagulls win promotions to the First Division from the Third Division in 1976–77 and 1978–79, being named on PFA Team of the Year on both occasions. He also won the club’s Player of the Year in 1977. Having played 251 games for the Seagulls, he transferred to Luton Town in August 1981.

He captained the team to the Second Division title in 1981–82 and helped the club to remain in the First Division, playing 132 games in league and cup competitions.

2 thoughts on “Brian Horton

  1. I think they real difference now is the players wages. I must admit I’ve thought the same. As I’ve been working through various posts, all eras are pretty similar until I guess you get to the Premiership one when footie changes quite a bit.

    I so agree on the football kit, I had one home and one away which had to last me for years…….😊

  2. When reading your posts on individual players in differing time zones? I think how much they paid for the players in a particular decade. When you have, for example, this £30,000 in early 1970s? I was on a wage of £10 a week in my very first employed status. We think of the millions now for players. But £1 for £1 with a £10 a week to £30,000 comparison? Has football really changed? The early Coventry City kits (late 60s) with the number of darker blue hoops on collars, cuffs and top of socks changed numerically and thickness style when different seasons came and went too. Meaning a new kit to be sought and bought by my working class parents. Makes you think. Cheers again.

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