The king has returned.
A sight many Brighton & Hove Albion fans never thought they would see again has arrived, Bobby Zamora back at the club once more.
The striker sign a one-year deal at the Amex stadium on Monday night after passing his medical at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre
The former England international, who left Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season, became a club hero, scoring 83 goals in just over three seasons between 2000 and 2003.
Manager Chris Hughton said, “We are absolutely delighted to have brought Bobby back to Brighton. He needs absolutely no introduction here. The Albion fans know everything about him, from his achievements in a Brighton shirt and right through his time with Spurs, West Ham, Fulham and QPR.
“I also know Bobby well, having worked with him during his time at Spurs, and he is a great professional; I know he will bring plenty of experience to the team, having played Premier League, European and international football.
“He will also bring a lot in terms of character to the club and to the dressing room – but most importantly, having played more than 30 times for QPR last season, he brings top quality to our offensive options.
“We still have work to do in terms of adding to the squad, including those offensive options, in terms of creating and scoring goals.”
Zamora joined Albion for £100,000 in the summer of 2000, having impressed during a loan spell the previous season – scoring six goals in six games under then manager Micky Adams.
After helping the Seagulls win back-to-back championships in 2001 and 2002, he eventually moved to Spurs for a club record transfer fee received of £1.5m.
Subsequent moves to West Ham, Fulham and QPR followed; he helped Fulham reach the Europa League Final in 2010; he was called up to the England squad during Fabio Capello’s time in charge, but injury ruled him out of that year’s World Cup Finals.
As many fans across the country, we cannot wait to see in in an Albion shirt once again, and to celebrate take a moment to watch his top ten goals below.
Dan has written numerous articles for Title Sussex. He no longer works for Title Media and has made a confident career in the world of coffee!