Being at Brighton changed my life - Retiring skipper Bruno

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.

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

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.

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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."