In both camps, Brighton & Hove Albion

Picture: Anthony Knockaert

Anthony Knockaert is the one most recent former fox to also have played for Brighton & Hove Albion, still on their books but at the moment a loan player at Fulham FC. Knockaert had a great period at Leicester under Nigel Pearson, and influential in that Premier League return season, not able to hold on to a first team place, leaving Leicester City for Standard Liege in 2015. He is seen as a specialist on promotions and hopefully will be able to help Fulham as he did at Leicester and Brighton.

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Another player who recently played for both clubs is Leo Ulloa. He became Leicester City’s most expensive signing when he joined the club from Brighton back in 2014, a fee of £7million made him a fox. Ulloa went back to Brighton on loan in 2018, and after leaving Leicester City he has been with Mexican club Pachuca and at present playing for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano.

Dean Hammond is a player that also has been in both camps, playing at Leicester City not so long a ago and at Brighton from 2000 to 2008 and then back on loan again in 2012/ 2013. Dean did well at Leicester City and he returned to play in the reserves and help recently, so his in real been at both clubs twice.

Many have talked about Junior Lewis as a “bad player” but in real he was not. Playing for Leicester at the highest level might have been a bit heavy, but his life in football as a player is one to be proud of with promotions at other clubs such as Brighton and Hull among those.

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Martin Keown and Paul Dickov, both spent time at Brighton on loan and also had spells at Leicester City. Keown might not recognize his time at the two clubs as the most glamour of his career, with a certain time at Arsenal of course being the highlight. Dickov though scored 5 goals in 8 games at Brighton and had succesful spells at Leiceste, winning promotion twice.

Frank Worthington spent a season at Brighton in his later years before moving into management with Tranmere. Alan Young is another forward who had spels in both camps, so had Steve Claridge and Paul Kitson.

Not to forget Robbie Savage who had to take a step down to join Brighton to get back to his best and return to Derby as a better player, and then play on at Pride Park for a number of seasons. Savage as we all know had a great time at Leicester, later playing for Birmingham and Blackburn as well.

A list of players in both camps,

  • Goalkeepers
    • Simon Royce
  •  Defenders
    • Larry May
    • Simon Morgan
    • Graham Cross
    • Willie Bell
    • Martin Keown
    • Joe Mattock
    • Russell Osman
    • Matthew Upson
  • Midfield
    • Jason Jarrett
    • Robbie Savage
    • Junior Lewis
    • Paul Brooker
    • Anthony Knockaert
    • Dean Hammond
    • Jason Peake
  • Forwards
    • Leo Ulloa
    • Paul Dickov
    • Frank Worthington
    • Alan Young
    • Steve Claridge
    • Ade Akinbiyi
    • Trevor Benjamin
    • Paul Kitson
    • Lammie Robertson

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