Albion have congratulated their former defender Chris Ramsey after he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Ramsey, who played at right-back in the 1983 FA Cup final, has been recognised for services to football and diversity in sport.

He is currently head of coaching at QPR and is a passionate anti-racism campaigner.

Ramsey said: “I am quite in shock if I’m being honest.

“I have been in football for 41 years and have managed to touch every part of the game – grassroots, youth, women’s football, disability football, as well as at all first team levels. That means a lot to me.

“The diversity part is something that is close to my heart. I think it’s very important that we realise there are still areas of diversity that need to be looked at in the game.

“I thank all the clubs that I have worked for, especially QPR and also my time at Tottenham, which is where I was able to really cement my reputation.”

Ramsey made 37 appearances for the Seagulls between 1980 and 1984.