Crystal Palace Formation in 1905The professional Crystal Palace club was formed on 10 September 1905 under the guidance of Aston Villa assistant secretary Edmund Goodman. Palace applied for election to the Football League, but were rejected and the club found itself in the Southern League Second Division for the 1905 – 1906 seasons. The club was successful in its inaugural season and was promoted ...
Crystal Palace Arrive to First Division 1969Palace stayed in the top flight from 1969 until 1973, and achieved some memorable results, arguably the best was a 5–0 home win against Manchester United in the 1972 – 1973 season. Arthur Wait stepped down as chairman during that season and was replaced by Raymond Bloye who appointed Malcolm Allison as a manager in March 1973, with Bert Head ...
History of the Crystal Palace FC
Crystal Palace Football Club is one of the most iconic teams in the Premier League. Founded in 1905, they have been a part of English football for over 115 years and are known as “The Eagles” due to their traditional eagle crest. They were initially based at The Crystal Palace, an exhibition hall built for the Great Exhibition of 1851, before relocating to Selhurst Park Stadium in 1924, where they remain today.
In the 1969-70 season, Crystal Palace became founder members of Division Three (South), which later became Division Two and then eventually what we know now as The Championship after further reorganization within English football leagues. During this period, under manager Malcolm Allison’s leadership between 1973-76, they earned a promotion to Division One (now known as The Premier League).
In recent history, however, it was during the 2013/14 season that marked a new era for Crystal palace when Tony Pulis took charge with only eight games remaining until the end of the season; his guidance enabled them to make a great escape from relegation finishing 11th place overall – highest position since 1998/99 campaign when Alan Smith managed them into 10th spot on table! Since then, there has been no looking back, with consistent top-half finishes each year, plus two FA Cup Final appearances in 2015 & 2016, respectively. This makes them one true success story within the modern-day premier league landscape - showing how far the club has come since its humble beginnings all those years!
Selhurst, South London
1905 - Present / Crystal Palace Football Club
The Eagles, The Glaziers - Crystal Palace Football Club, or known as Crystal Palace, is a professional football club based in South London. Founded in 1905, the Eagles have played in the Premier League since 2013 and are one of England's most successful clubs. But what many fans may not know is that their nickname has an interesting origin story.
The original Crystal Palace was built for The Great Exhibition of 1851, and it was located on Sydenham Hill near Croydon - just a few miles from Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace plays today! It was designed by Joseph Paxton, who had previously worked at Chatsworth House (the Duke of Devonshire’s estate). So he used some elements from there to create his design for this incredible building made almost entirely out of glass and steel frames – hence why it became known as ‘The Crystal Palace.’
When Arthur Wait founded the football team in 1905, they named themselves after this famous landmark that still stands today – albeit with some modifications over time to keep up with modern standards! This also explains why their logo features an eagle perched atop two crossed swords, initially part of Paxton’s design but later removed when alterations were made during World War II; however, they remain part of the club crest even now!
So next time you watch your beloved Eagles take flight onto another victory, remember how far back their name goes - thanks to The Great Exhibition Of 1851 & Joseph Paxton's iconic vision for 'The Crystal Place.'
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1924 - Present / Selhurst Park
1918 - 1924 / The Nest
1915 - 1918 / Herne Hill
1905 - 1915 / Crystal Palace
2010 - Present / Steve Parish, Joshua Harris, David S. Blitzer
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