Bruno has become a local hero in Brighton and Hove for his efforts on and off the field.

Now they have gone one step further in Barcelona – by proclaiming him Sir Bruno.

The Albion skipper has established his own weekly spot on Radio Catalunya, the popular Catalan language radio station based in studios just down the road from the Camp Nou.

In search for an English-sounding name, the feature has been titled Sir Bruno.

His weekly appearances to cover Premier League football in general – often with an Albion mention – go down well.

And he comes into his own when Barca draw a Prem side in the Champions League.

For now, it is a ten-minute spot over the phone.

There are also catch-ups in person after games in cities where Radio Catalunya have correspondents – London, Liverpool, Manchester.

The latest took place in the mixed zone at Goodison Park after the recent 3-1 defeat to Everton.

But it could be the first step towards Bruno, 38, making a bigger move into media work.

The skipper was brought up speaking both Spanish and Catalan and is followed closely by the people of his small home town of Mora-d’Ebre.

Radio Catalunya is a bigger deal altogether.

The programme in which Bruno usually appears, Tot Costa, attracts an audience of 90,000 listeners every weekday evening according to latest figures.

Recent themes have included the tragic helicopter crash at Leicester, the performances of Gerard Deulofeu at Watford – and Albion.

Bruno himself revealed to his Catalan audience that his assist for Glenn Murray against Wolves secured the oldest goal in the Premier League, when taking the ages of scorer and goal-maker.

But he added: “Assist? Well actually it was a shot.”

Albion favourites Steve Sidwell and Liam Rosenior are forging careers in the media.

They potentially follow ex-Seagulls defenders Mark Lawrenson, a leading a BBC pundit for years, and Gary O’Reilly, who has been a regular on Sky.

Martin Keown remains a regular on television, Hans Kraay is a top pundit in the Netherlands.

Michael Robinson has been popular on Spanish television for 25 years or more.

Glenn Murray enjoys his increasingly frequent appearances on television and radio.

Gordon Greer, who was not the most forthcoming during press conferences and interviews as a player, has done some good stuff in the last season or so and is keen to get more involved.

Bruno has no plans for when he hangs up his boots but radio appeals.

He said: “My programme only lasts about ten minutes so it’s nothing really. But it is on every week and I’d like to do more.

“We talk about the Premier League in general and Brighton as well.”

The Argus:

Jordi Costa (above), who hosts the show from studios on the Avinguda Diagonal, told The Argus: “Bruno brings us the viewpoint of the Premier League from the inside, that contrast between spectator and footballer.

“He is also a super professional who started out in small Catalan teams and has got to the world’s best league in a brilliant career.

“But, more than anything he is very good communicator. He gives clear and concise opinions.

“When he retires from playing, he will have another brilliant career as a pundit.”