Being at Brighton changed my life - Retiring skipper Bruno

Brighton & Hove Albion's Bruno. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Brighton & Hove Albion's Bruno. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion's retiring captain Bruno revealed that playing for the club 'changed his life' as the Spaniard took to the pitch for the very last time this afternoon.

The Spanish right-back ended his 20-year playing career after Albion's 4-1 home defeat to recently-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.

Bruno enjoyed a seven-year spell at the Amex, helping the Seagulls to secure promotion to the top-fight of English football in 2016/17.

The Spaniard also received individual honours at the club as he was rewarded with a place in the PFA's Championship Team of the Year in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

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Speaking to Sky Sports after his final game, Bruno said: "It was a perfect ending – I couldn’t have asked for anything else after 20 years as a professional.

"I’m really thankful, I don’t know what to say.

"Being at Brighton changed my life. I’m really happy for this experience. This is my home right now.

"I love this club and I would like to stay with them. We are working on it."

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp added: "He’s been a credit. The way he’s managed to look after himself and play until he’s 38 shows you what a professional athlete he’s been."

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