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Ben Roberts

Goalkeeping Coach

Coaching Staff


A look at the Albion goalkeeping coach's career.

Ben Roberts was appointed Brighton & Hove Albion's first-team goalkeeping coach in June 2015, and has played a pivotal role in supporting the club's shot-stoppers over previous seasons.

The Seagulls clinched promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 Championship season, and Roberts had a big involvement behind the scenes, with first-team goalkeeper David Stockdale praising him for his expertise throughout the season.

Roberts then supporters Mathew Ryan and his fellow shot-stoppers during the club's first-ever season in the Premier League, as the Seagulls finished 15th and reached the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

Roberts began his playing career at Middlesbrough in 1991, and kept goal in the 1997 FA Cup Final against Chelsea.

He moved to Charlton Athletic in 2000; before signing for Albion three years later, following an impressive loan spell under then-boss Steve Coppell. In his first full season he won promotion to the Championship.

He was part of Albion's play-off winning side of 2004, but made his final appearance in the Millennium Stadium 1-0 win over Bristol City - as the popular keeper was forced to retire due to a back injury in 2005.

After a spell out of the game, spent travelling around the world, he joined Yeovil Town as goalkeeping coach in 2009.

In 2010 he returned to Charlton - as goalkeeping coach, with his first game against Albion at Withdean.

Since ending his playing career he also gained a first-class honours degree in sports science and coaching.