Crystal Palace

An English and experienced football club originating from South Norwood, London is the Crystal Palace Football Club.  The team competes in the Premier League and gained the most prestige game in the English Football. The club is usually called “The Eagles” or “The Glaziers”. In 1905, the football club was founded at the Crystal Palace Exhibition building, the club also played at the FA Cup Final stadium that was located inside the historic Palace grounds. The club remained playing in their home games at the Cup Final location until the year 1915, however the First World War has given the team a reason to move out and play at Herne Hill Velodrome and the Nest. The club then moved to their current home today at Selhurst Park in 1924.

In the years 1990-1991 the Crystal Palace enjoyed being in the top flight of the season when the club was challenge for the English League Title, the team finished to be in the third place in the top division and their highest league position. Heysel Stadium disaster that ban the UEFA has caused the team to be denied with a place in Europe at the end of the season. In 1992, Crystal Palace became the founder members of the Premier League. The club were finalists twice in the FA Cup, they also finished as runner-up to Manchester United in 1990 and 2016. The team eventually succeed in the Wembley finals in the year 1991, they’ve beaten Everton to win Full Members Cup. Crystal Palace ranked second tier champions twice and hold the record for the most play-off wins for promotion to the top flight, winning the final four times.

From their nickname “Glaziers” in 1973 the name was replaced to “Eagles” and introduced the red and blue tandem with vertical stripes that are now associated with the club. Right before the club used to play in claret and blue colours. The club has rivalries with Brighton and Hove Albion with whom they’ve fought the M23 derby including their fellow South Lodon clubs Millwall and Charlton Athletic.