Brighton's last starting XI at the Withdean Stadium: Where are they now?

Craig Noone (L) and Marcos Painter (C) - Brighton celebrate winning League One with the trophy and promotion to the Championship

Brighton & Hove Albion played their last game at the Withdean Stadium against Huddersfield Town in April 2011.

The move from the Withdean Stadium to the Amex in 2011 was an incredibly important one for Brighton & Hove Albion. The 8,850 capacity arena wasn't fit for a team with aspirations in line with Brighton's, and was world's apart from the state of the art stadium that is the Amex.

Brighton spent a total of 12 years at the depleted Withdean Stadium, which now plays host to tenth tier side AFC Varndeanians, spending time in the fourth, third and second tiers whilst based at the Withdean.

The Seagulls last game at their temporary home came against Huddersfield Town in League One. An already promoted Brighton side were beaten 3-2, but still got to parade the League One trophy in front of their home fans. Five years on, we take a look at where Brighton's last starting XI under Gus Poyet at the Withdean is now. 

Craig Noone (L) and Marcos Painter (C) - Brighton celebrate winning League One with the trophy and promotion to the ChampionshipBrighton promotion to the Championship in their last game at the Withdean Stadium

Peter Brezovan

Slovakian shot stopper Peter Brezovan spent 5 years at Brighton but made just 49 league appearances for the Seagulls. The 36-year-old went on to play for Tranmere and Southport, before quitting football in December 2015 and heading to a recording studio to launch his music career. 

Gordon Greer

A long-time stalwart of the Brighton defence, Gordon Greer spent 6 years at Brighton before joining Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in the summer. The 35-year-old former Scotland international was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year as Brighton won promotion in 2011. 

Tommy Elphick

Dependable centre-back Tommy Elphick has played for Brighton, Bournemouth and Aston Villa over the course of his 11 year professional career to date, and he has captained all three sides. The Brighton-born defender spent 7 years with the Seagulls at both the Withdean and the Amex, making over 150 league appearances. 

Inigo Calderon

Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace (L) in action with Inigo Calderon of BrightonCurrent Brighton player Glenn Murray in action with former Brighton man Inigo Calderon

Just the same as Gordon Greer, Inigo Calderon joined Brighton in 2010 and left the club in 2016. The charismatic Spanish right-back left the Seagulls in the summer, joining Cypriot First Division side Anorthosis on a free transfer. 

Marcos Painter

Former Ireland under-21 international Marcos Painter spent 4 seasons at Brighton, the first of which was a loan deal from Swansea. A graduate of Birmingham City's youth academy, Painter joined Portsmouth in 2013 but was forced into an early retirement at the age of just 28 following a knee injury in December 2014. 

Elliott Bennett

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers academy prospect Elliott Bennett spent 2 seasons at the Withdean Stadium with Brighton, before being snapped up by then Premier League outfit Norwich City. The 27-year-old winger joined Blackburn Rovers in the summer. 

Gary Dicker

Another former Ireland under-21 international, 30-year-old midfielder Gary Dicker spent 4 years at Brighton having joined the club from Stockport County. He was released at the end of the 2012/13 season along with Painter and Vicente, and now plays for Kilmarnock in the SPL.

Liam Bridcutt

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Liam BridcuttLiam Bridcutt during his time at Chelsea

Liam Bridcutt was a fine player for Brighton during the 4 years he spent at the club, and seemed destined for big things when he left the Amex to join Sunderland in 2014. To many people's surprise, Bridcutt struggled with the step up to the Premier League, and is now back in the Championship with Leeds United. 

Craig Noone

A player who has flattered to deceive at times during his career, having played non-league football up until the age of 21, Craig Noone made the enormous step up to the Championship with Plymouth back in 2008, before joining Brighton in 2010. He had a couple of good seasons for the Seagulls before making a £1 million switch to current club Cardiff City. 

Ashley Barnes

A teammate of Noone's at both Plymouth and Brighton, Ashley Barnes is a hard working forward who has carved out a very decent career for himself. The now Burnley man spent 4 years with Brighton, scoring 53 goals in 170 games. Born in Bath, Barnes qualifies to play for Austria due to his paternal grandfather, and made one appearance for the Austrian under-20 team in 2008.

Chris Wood

New Zealand vice captain Chris Wood was loaned out six times by West Bromwich Albion, as they looked to assess whether the young forward was capable of mixing it with the best in England. The second of those was at Brighton, where he scored 8 goals in 29 league games. Wood now plays for Leeds United, and is currently the joint fourth highest scorer in the Championship. 

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalChris Wood celebrates scoring for Leeds United

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