Premier League promotion: Unbelievable, emotional scenes as Brighton moves up

History was made on Monday, when Brighton & Hove Albion earned promotion to the Premier League for the first time ever. The Seagulls haven't played in the top flight of English soccer since 1982-1983 and will be the 48th team to play in the Premier League.

It all came after a 2-1 win over Wigan that saw the team move seven points clear at the top of the Championship and 13 points clear of a playoff spot, meaning they are moving up.

And as you can imagine, the scenes were absolutely incredible, and thousands of fans stormed the pitch. Take a look:

Players even got on a train with fans and started singing:

And the signing happened in the streets as well:

That's passion and love for your soccer club, be it the one you support or the one whose badge you wear on your chest. What a moment for this club, as its dreams come true.

For news, stories, results and more, follow us:

- @CBSSportsSoccer - @RGonzalezCBS - Facebook

CBS Sports Writer

Roger Gonzalez is an award-winning writer based in Virginia that has covered pro soccer from Europe's top clubs to Argentina's first division. Roger started out his pro soccer writing career with Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories