Who has been Brighton's top scorer season-by-season for the last 50 years?

Brighton have had plenty of popular goalscorers over the years but who have topped the club's scoring charts for the past 50 seasons?

Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 9:06 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 9:46 pm
Bobby Zamora celebrates a goal during his first spell with Brighton.
Bobby Zamora celebrates a goal during his first spell with Brighton.

There's some real fan favourites listed here as well as some surprising top-scorers for a whole campaign. Data compiled by Ryan Clark.

Napier made it three successive years as Albion's top-scorer in 1968/69 when he netted 18 times as Brighton finished 12th in Division 3.
In his one and only season at the club, Gilliver struck 16 times as Albion finished fifth in Division 3.
Napier was Albion's top-scorer for a fourth time in 1970/71 when he scored 13 times as Albion finished 14th in Division 3.
Napier was Albion's top-scorer for a fifth time when he scored 19 goals as Brighton finished second in Division 3 to win promotion.
Beamish netted 10 times as Brighton finished 22nd in Division and were relegated.
Beamish makes his second appearance on the list as he scored 12 goals when Brighton finished 19th in Division 3.
Binney was top-scorer in his first season with the Seagulls, scoring 13 goals as Brighton finished 19th in Division 3.
Binney makes his second appearance on the list as he netted 27 goals when Brighton finished fourth in Division 3.
Ward was Brightons top scorer for four consecutive seasons. The first time was in 1976/77 when he struck 36 times as Brighton finished second in Division 3 to win promotion.
Ward struck 17 goals as Brighton came fourth in Division 2.
Ward netted 13 goals as Brighton finished second in Division 2 to win promotion into Division 1.
A fourth appearance on the list for Ward who scored 18 times as Albion finished 16th in Division 1.
Robinson was Brightons top scorer twice in the three years he spent at the club. He scored 22 goals as Brighton finished 19th in Division 1.
Ritchie spent three years at the club from 1980 to 1983 and was Brightons top scorer in 1981/82. He scored 14 goals as Brighton finished 13th in Division 1.
Robinson makes his second appearance as he scored 10 goals when Brighton finished 22nd in Division 1 and were relegated.
Connor spent four years at the club between 1983 to 1987 and appears on this list three times. In the 1983/84 season he scored 17 goals as Brighton finished ninth in Division 2.
Connor makes his second appearance on the list as he scored 16 goals when Brighton finished sixth in Division 2.
Saunders scored 19 goals as Brighton finished tenth in Division 2.
A third appearance on the list for Connor, who scored nine times as Albion finished 22nd in Division 2 and were relegated.
Nelson hit 32 goals as Brighton bounced straight back into Division 2 as they finished second in Division 3.
A second appearance on the list for Nelson, who scored 16 goals as Brighton came 19th in Division 2.
Bremner hit 12 goals as Brighton finished 18th in Division 2.
Small was top-scorer in his one season with Brighton as he netted 21 goals. Albion finished sixth in Division 2 before losing in the play-off final.
Gall hit 14 goals but Albion were relegated into the newly-named Division 2 after the formation of the Premier League.
Nogan struck 22 times as Albion finished ninth in Division 2.
Nogan was top-scorer for a second successive season as he netted 26 goals. Brighton finished 14th in Division 2.
McDougald was top-scorer for two successive seasons. He netted 13 times as Albion finished 16th in Division 2.
McDougald hit nine goals but Brighton finished 23rd in Division 2 and were relegated.
In the final season at Goldstone, Maskell hit 16 goals as Albion avoided relegation with a draw at Hereford on the final day of the season.
In the first of two years playing at Gillingham, Minton scored seven times as Brighton finished 23rd in Division 3.
In the second season at Gillingham, Barker and Hart both notched 12 goals as Albion came 17th in Division 3.
In the first season playing at Withdean, Freeman struck 13 goals as Brighton finished 11th in Division 3.
Zamora joined permanently just before the start of the season and scored 31 goals as Brighton won the Division 3 title.
Albion made it back-to-back titles by winning Division 2 and Zamora struck 32 goals.
Zamora hit 14 goals in Division 1 but Brighton finished 23rd and were relegated.
Knight hit 25 goals as Brighton finished fourth in Division 2 and were promoted through the play-offs.
Virgo netted eight times as Brighton stayed up in the Championship on the final day of the season.
Kazim-Richards scored six goals as Brighton finished bottom of the Championship.
Albion finished 19th in League One and Robinson top-scored with 12 goals.
Forster was top-scorer in all three of his seasons at the club. He notched 15 times as Albion finished seven in League One in 2007/08.
Forster hit 14 goals as Brighton finished 16th in League One.
Albion came 13th in League One and Forster struck 16 times.
In his first spell with the club, Murray scored 22 goals as Brighton won League One in their final season at Withdean.
In Albion's first season at the Amex, Barnes top-scored with 14 goals as the Seagulls finished tenth in the Championship.
Mackail-Smith hit 11 goals as Brighton finished fourth in the Championship before losing in the play-offs.
Ulloa struck 16 times as Albion finished sixth and lost in the play-offs for a second successive season.
Brighton-born defender Dunk netted seven goals as Brighton finished 20th in the Championship.
Hemed struck 17 goals as Albion finished third and missed out on automatic promotion on goal difference. They then lost in the play-offs for the third time in four seasons.
Murray scored 23 goals as Brighton finished second in the Championship to win promotion into the Premier League.
Murray netted 14 goals as Albion finished 15th in the Premier League.
Murray has again led the way so far this season and has 13 goals so far. Albion are 15th in the Premier League and in the FA Cup semi-finals.