Date: 7th July 2016 at 8:02pm
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Gordon Greer had been Brighton’s captain but his release by Chris Hughton at the end of his contract the boss was looking for his replacement.

This honour has fallen to Bruno.

Experienced right back Bruno, who was an ever present in the Championship last season, was awarded a new contract with him now confirmed as the new Brighton captain too with Hughton telling the Official Website he was the ‘obvious choice’ given the respect he commands and experience he brings.

‘Bruno is hugely respected by everyone in the squad, throughout the club, and by the fans. He’s a fantastic professional and sets a superb example on and off the pitch. He stood in for Gordon Greer last season and he was the obvious choice.’

Brighton’s longest serving player, arriving in 2012 from Valencia, will add to his 148-matches as captain with the 35-year-old adding.

‘I’m really proud and it’s a big responsibility for me. It’s about being an example for the young lads and the rest of the players.’

One of his Brighton teammates last season was Andrew Crofts but he was also one of those released when his contract expired ending that Albion deal on loan with Gillingham as he aimed to get the first-team football he needed in the hope of forcing his way into the Wales Euro 2016 squad.

That wasn’t something the 28-times capped international was able to manage.

Now 32-year-old Crofts is now on trial with League 1 side Charlton as he looks to find a new club for the 2016/17 season.

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