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PLAYED FOR BOTH: STOKE CITY

19 November 2017

Mark Chamberlain, Chris Iwelumo and Matthew Upson in action for Albion.

Ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion’s game against Stoke City at the Amex on Monday evening, we look at three players that have pulled on the stripes for both clubs in years gone by.

Mark Chamberlain

Chamberlain made the controversial move from Port Vale to Stoke City in 1982, and the winger went on to make over 100 appearances for the Potters, scoring once against the Seagulls in their two top-flight meetings during the 1982/83 season. Chamberlain made a handful of appearances for England during his time at Stoke, scoring on his senior debut against Luxembourg. Following spells at Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday, Chamberlain moved to the Goldstone Ground in 1994 when Liam Brady was at the helm. The winger, who’s the father of Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, helped the Seagulls to a 14th-placed finish, before moving to Exeter City.

Chris Iwelumo

The physical Scottish striker played for the Potters between 2000-2004 after spending two years in Denmark, and was part of the Stoke squad that won promotion alongside the Seagulls into the second tier in 2002. Iwelumo scored 26 times for the Staffordshire club, including a goal against Albion before joining the club on loan in 2004. The forward scored four times in his 13 appearances for Mark McGhee’s team, scoring on his debut against Chesterfield at Saltergate. His final appearance for Albion came at the Millennium Stadium, when he won the penalty which Leon Knight dispatched to seal promotion in the Division Two play-off final.

Matthew Upson

The former England defender played his final matches in the Premier League for the Potters, before initially joining the Seagulls on loan in 2013. Upson made the move permanent during that summer and went on to win the club’s Player of the Season award, as the Seagulls lost to Derby County in the play-offs. In total, Upson made 27 appearances for Stoke in all competitions, scoring in both the Premier League and Europa League. The central defender made 67 appearances for the Seagulls and scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.


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