Based in Croydon in the south of London, Crystal Palace, also known as The Eagles or The Glaziers, came into being in 1905. A founding member of the Premier League in 1992, Palace have been playing in England's top flight since 2013. The club boasts a highest league finish of third in the top division, a feat they achieved in the season of 1990/91. They have never won any of the major trophies but have twice been FA Cup runners-up - on both occasions losing in the final to Manchester United.
Currently managed by one-time Arsenal legend Patrick Viera, the club has strong associations with a number of distinguished gaffers including Roy Hodgson and Steve Coppell. It was Hodgson who steadied the ship and ensured The Eagles became a solid mid-table Premier League team, while it was under Coppell that they enjoyed their greatest success with a first FA Cup final and a league-high third place.
While players like Wilfried Zaha, Jack Butland and Christian Benteke are some of their current stars, other great names that have been associated with the club over the course of its history include their most-capped player Jim Cannon, record transfer Aaron Wan-Bissaka and stars like Ian Wright, Andrew Johnson, Johnny 'Budgie' Byrne, Julian Speroni and Mark Bright.
Who owns Crystal Palace?
The Eagles are owned by a consortium of fans known as CPFC 2010 with the principal shareholders Steve Parish, Josh Harris, David S. Blitzer and John Textor.