Crystal Palace F. C. 

Current Season: [2003-04] Previous Seasons: [2002-03]

Final League Positions: [1905-2003] 

F A Cup: [1905-1915] [1919-1939] [1946-58] [1958-79] [1979-99] [1999-2003]

League Cup: [1960-89] [1989-2004 

Anglo-Italian: [1971 1973

Inter-Toto: [1998-99] 

Play-Offs: [1988-89; 1995-96; 1996-97

Other Competitions: [Full Members' Cup 1985-87; Simod Cup 1987-89; Zenith Data Systems Cup 1989-92] [Southern (Professional) Floodlit Cup 1955-60] [Evening Standard London 5 a-side Competition 1969]  

Crystal Palace Managers/Chairmen - International Players 

History: The Development of Crystal Palace Football Club 1905-18

Links: Away to Stockport County 6-May-2001

A Personal Story: My Crystal Palace


Crystal Palace FC Records

Formed 1905
Turned Professional 1905
Became a Limited Company 1905
Previous Names None
Home Ground Selhurst Park, London SE25 6PU - since 1924
Previous Home Grounds Crystal Palace 1905-15; Herne Hill 1915-19; The Nest 1919-24
Nickname The Eagles
Previous Nicknames The Glaziers
Club Colours Red and blue striped shirts, red shorts, red socks 
Football League Best Season 3rd Division One, 1990-91
Premier League Best Season 19th, 1994-95
Division One (New) Best Season Champions 1993-94, Promoted 1996-97
Division Two (Old) Best Season Champions 1978-79, Runners-Up 1968-69, Promoted 1988-89
Division Three (Old) Best Season Champions 1920-21, Runners-Up 1963-64, Promoted 1976-77 (South) Runners-Up 1928-29, 1930-31, 1938-39 
Division Four Best Season Runners-Up 1960-61
Southern League Division Two Best Season Champions 1905-06
FA Cup Best Season Runners-Up 1989-90
League Cup Best Season Semi-Finalists 1992-93, 1994-95, 2000-01
Full Members' Cup Winners 1990-91
FA Youth Cup  Winners 1976-77, 1977-78, Runners-Up 1991-92, 1996-97
Record Football League Win 9-0 H v Barrow Division 4, 10 Oct 1959 
Record Football League Defeat 2-10 A v Reading Division 3S, 4 Sep 1946
Record F. A. Cup Win 7-0 H v Luton Town, 3rd Round Replay 16 Jan 1929 and H v Clapham, 1st Qualifying Round 1905
Record F. A. Cup Defeat 0-9 A v Burnley, 2nd Round, 10 Feb 1909
Record League Cup Win 8-0 H v Southend United, 2nd Rd, 1st Leg 25 Sep 1989
Record League Cup Defeat 0-5 A v Nottingham Forest, 3rd Rd replay 1 Nov 1989, and A v Liverpool, SF (2) 24 Jan 2001 
Record Home Attendance 51,482  v Burnley, Division 2, 11 May 1979
Record Fee Paid 2,750,000 million to RC Strasbourg for Valerian Ismael (November 1998)
Record Fee Received 4,500,000 from Tottenham Hotspur for Chris Armstrong (June 1995)
Record Football League Appearances 571 Jim Cannon 1973-88
Record Goal Scorer (Single Season) Peter Simpson 46, 1930-31 Division 3S
Record Goal Scorer (All Time) Peter Simpson 165 (153 League, 12 FA Cup), 1930-36 
Record Match Receipts 336,583  v  Chelsea, League Cup 5th Rd, 6 Jan 1993  
Most League Goals In A Season 110 Division 4, 1960-61
Most Points In A Season (3 pts for a win) 90 Division 1, 1993-94
Most Points In A Season (2 pts for a win) 64 Division 1, 1960-61
Most Capped Player 19 Eric Young, Wales
Youngest Player Phil Hoadley, 16 years 112 days v Bolton Wanderers 27 Apr 1968 

Crystal Palace FC : Odds and Ends

The 1920-21 season home game against Exeter City (27.Nov.1920, W 2-1) was played at Southampton's Dell ground, after Crystal Palace had their ground closed following crowd trouble after the 2-3 loss at home to Southend United, and were banned from staging it within a ten mile radius of The Nest. 

Selhurst Park staged the England v Wales international 1 March 1925. Wales won 3-1.

The 1971-72 season away game at Leeds United (4.Sep.1971, L 0-2, 18715) was played at Huddersfield's Leeds Road ground, after the Football League closed Elland Road for four matches after crowd trouble at the last Leeds game of the previous season.

George Ellis, a director of Palace circa 1946, was the husband of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

First Sending Off: Jimmy Bauchop

The first player-manager to be sent off was Palace's Ronnie Rooke against Millwall at the Den.

Fourth Division Record Attendance: 1960-61 v Millwall 37,774

Robert's First Game: v Birmingham City 22.Apr.1967, W 2-1

Record Goal Scorers: Peter Simpson (166), Ian Wright (117), Mark Bright (113), George Clark (105), Johnny Byrne (101), Albert Dawes (92), Dave Swindlehurst (81), Percy Cherret (65), Roy Summersby (60), Chris Armstrong (58), Cecil Blackmore (56), Jack Blackman (55), Andy Gray (51), George Whitworth (50)

Highest Gates at Selhurst Park:
51,482 vs. Burnley, Division Two (1979)
49,498 vs. Chelsea, Division One (1969)
48,610 vs. Manchester United, Division One (1969)
48,479 vs. Chelsea, FA Cup 5th Round (1970)
45,384 vs. Leeds United, FA Cup 6th Round (1965)


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