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Full name Crystal Palace Football Club
Nickname(s) Eagles, Glaziers, Palace
Short name Crystal Palace
Founded 10 September 1905
Ground Selhurst Park
(Capacity: 26.255)
Chairman Flag of England Steve Parish
Manager Flag of France Patrick Vieira
Current League Premier League 
2020–21 Premier League, 14th
Website Club home page
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Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football club based in Selhurst, South London, that competes in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. They were founded in 1905 at the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building and played their home games at the FA Cup Final stadium, which was situated inside the historic Palace grounds. The club were forced to leave the Palace in 1915 due to the outbreak of the First World War, and played at Herne Hill Velodrome and the Nest until 1924, when they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.

Palace joined the Football League in 1920, and have overall spent the majority of their time competing in the top two tiers of English football. Since 1964, they have only dropped below the second tier once, for three seasons between 1974 and 1977. Palace enjoyed a successful period in the top flight in the late 1980s and early 1990s, during which they achieved their highest ever league finish in 1990–91 of third place in the old First Division, now known as the Premier League. The club were denied a place in Europe at the end of that season because of the partial UEFA ban on English clubs at that time following the Heysel Stadium disaster. Palace became one of the original founding members of the Premier League. It was also during this period that Palace reached the 1990 FA Cup Final finishing runners-up to Manchester United after a replay. Palace set two unwanted Premier League records for relegation, in 1992–93 they were relegated on 49 points, which is still a record number of points for a relegated Premier League club and are also the only club ever to be relegated from the Premier League when finishing fourth from bottom in 1994–95, as it had been decided that the league would be reduced from 22 to 20 clubs for the following season. The club suffered severe financial problems towards the end of the 1990s and into the 2000s and went into administration twice, in 1999 and 2010. Palace recovered and gained promotion back to the Premier League in 2012–13 where they have remained ever since, and reached another FA Cup final in 2016.

The club's traditional kit colours were originally claret and blue, but in 1973 they decided to change to the red and blue vertical stripes now worn today. Palace have a fierce rivalry with Brighton & Hove Albion, with whom they contest the M23 derby and also share rivalries with fellow South London clubs Millwall and Charlton Athletic.

Players

As of 12 September 2020
No. Position Player
2 Flag of England DF Joel Ward
3 Flag of Netherlands DF Patrick van Aanholt
4 Flag of Serbia MF Luka Milivojević (captain)
5 Flag of England DF James Tomkins
6 Flag of England DF Scott Dann
7 Flag of Germany MF Max Meyer
8 Flag of Senegal MF Cheikhou Kouyaté
9 Flag of Ghana FW Jordan Ayew
10 Flag of England MF Andros Townsend
11 Flag of Ivory Coast FW Wilfried Zaha
12 Flag of France DF Mamadou Sakho
13 Flag of Wales GK Wayne Hennessey
15 Flag of Ghana MF Jeffrey Schlupp
18 Flag of Scotland MF James McArthur
19 Flag of Republic of Ireland GK Stephen Henderson
20 Flag of Belgium FW Christian Benteke
No. Position Player
21 Flag of England FW Connor Wickham
22 Flag of Republic of Ireland MF James McCarthy
23 Flag of Belgium FW Michy Batshuayi (on loan from Chelsea)
24 Flag of England DF Gary Cahill
25 Flag of England MF Eberechi Eze
27 Flag of England DF Tyrick Mitchell
31 Flag of Spain GK Vicente Guaita
33 Flag of Poland DF Jarosław Jach
34 Flag of England DF Martin Kelly
35 Flag of England DF Sam Woods
36 Flag of England DF Nathan Ferguson
37 Flag of England MF Nya Kirby
40 Flag of England FW Brandon Pierrick
44 Flag of Netherlands MF Jaïro Riedewald
45 Flag of England DF Ryan Inniss

Out on loan

No. Position Player

Under-23 squad

Main article: Crystal Palace F.C. Under-23s and Academy
As of 18 September 2020
No. Position Player
28 Flag of England MF Luke Dreher
35 Flag of England DF Sam Woods
36 Flag of Croatia DF Nikola Tavares
37 Flag of England MF Nya Kirby
38 Flag of England MF Giovanni McGregor
40 Flag of England FW Brandon Pierrick
42 Flag of England MF Malachi Boateng
45 Flag of England MF Ryan Inniss
46 Flag of England MF Jake Giddings
Flag of Northern Ireland GK Oliver Webber
Flag of England DF Lewis Bryon
Flag of England DF Reece Hannam
Flag of England DF Lewis Hobbs
No. Position Player
Flag of England DF Jacob Mensah
Flag of Australia DF Jay Rich-Baghuelou
Flag of Scotland MF Scott Banks
Flag of England MF David Boateng
Flag of Republic of Ireland MF Kian Flanagan
Flag of England MF Alfie Matthews
Flag of England MF Sean Robertson
Flag of Wales MF Sion Spence
Flag of England MF Jamie Taylor
Flag of England FW Brandon Aveiro
Flag of England FW Harlem Hale
Flag of England FW Robert Street

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Crystal Palace F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Crystal Palace F.C. managers

Honours

Domestic

Leagues

Cups

  • FA Cup
  • Full Members Cup
    • Winners (1): 1990–91
  • London Challenge Cup
    • Winners (3): 1912–13, 1913–14, 1920–21

External links

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History: Seasons

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Crystal Palace F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Butland · 2 Ward · 3 Van Aanholt · 4 Milivojević · 5 Tomkins · 6 Dann · 7 Meyer · 8 Kouyaté · 9 Ayew · 10 Townsend · 11 Zaha · 12 Sakho · 13 Hennessey · 15 Schlupp · 17 Clyne · 18 McArthur · 19 Henderson · 20 Benteke · 21 Wickham · 22 McCarthy · 23 Batshuayi · 24 Cahill · 25 Eze · 27 Mitchell · 31 Guaita · 34 Kelly · 35 Woods · 36 Ferguson · 40 Pierrick · 44 Riedewald ·

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Crystal Palace F.C. squad seasons

1979-80 · 1982-83 · 1986-87 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

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Crystal Palace F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 ·

Crystal Palace Football Club - Managers

Robson (1905–07) • Goodman (1907–25) • Maley (1925–27) • Mavin (1927–30) • Tresadern (1930–35) • Bromilow (1935–36) • Moyes (1936) • Bromilow (1936–39) • Irwin (1939–47) • Butler (1947–49) • Rooke (1949–50) • Dawes & Slade (1950–51) • Scott (1951–54) • Spiers (1954–58) • G. Smith (1958–60) • Rowe (1960–62) • Graham (1963–66) • Rowe (1966c) • Head (1966–72) • Allison (1973–76) • Venables (1976–80) • Walley (1980c) • Allison (1980–81) • Gradi (1981) • Kember (1981–82) • Mullery (1982–84) • Bassett (1984) • Coppell (1984–93) • A. Smith (1993–95) • Coppell (1995–96) • Bassett (1996–97) • Coppell (1997–98) • Lombardo & Brolin (1998p) • Noades & Lewington (1998c) • Venables (1998–99) • Coppell (1999–2000) • A. Smith (2000–01) • Kember (2001c) • Bruce (2001) • Kember & Bullivant (2001c) • Francis (2001–03) • Kember (2003) • Symons (2003c) • Dowie (2003–06) • Taylor (2006–07) • Symons (2007c) • Warnock (2007–10) • Hart (2010) • Burley (2010–11) • Freedman (2011–12) • Lawrence & Fleming (2012c) • Holloway (2012–13) • Millen (2013c) • Pulis (2013–14) • Millen (2014c) • Warnock (2014) • Millen (2014–15c) • Pardew (2015–16) • Allardyce (2016–17) • de Boer (2017) • Hodgson (2017–21) • Vieira (2021–)

Crystal Palace F.C. matches - 2021-22
2021-22 Premier League

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2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
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2021-22 Premier League

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2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
Premier League 2021–22

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