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Nelson to star at The Amex in REMF 2016!

By brighton1973, Feb 23 2016 09:19AM

Brighton & Hove Albion goal scoring legend, Garry Nelson has agreed to once again wear the blue and white stripes to play for Brighton in REMF 15.

The game takes place on Monday 30th May 2016 at The American Express Community Stadium. 6pm.

Nelson joined The Seagulls in 1987 from Plymouth Argyle for a transfer fee of £72,500.

He spearheaded The Albion attack alongside Kevin Bremner and bagged himself 32 goals in his debut season, helping Brighton secure promotion back to Division 2.

His 32 goal in a season haul, is bettered only by Peter Ward, who will once again be playing for the Brighton fans team along with Ricky Marlowe.

Nelson, a real fans favourite scored many memorable goals including a mazy dribble against Brentford and a scissor kick against Arsenal in The FA Cup.

His Brighton career ended in 1991 after 166 appearances, scoring 59 goals. Charlton Athletic were beneficiaries of a £50,000 tribunal fee agreement.

Paul Barber, Brighton CEO has also agreed to manage the squad on the night as they take on Crystal Palace fans, including prolific goal scorer Andy Johnson in The 15th Annual REMF Challenge Match.

Ticket details to watch the game will be announced shortly, but prices are £5 for adults, free for under 16s.

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