1990–91 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
1990–91 season
Chairman England Ron Noades
Manager England Steve Coppell
Stadium Selhurst Park
First Division 3rd
FA Cup Third round
Full Members Cup Winners

During the 1990–91 English football season, Crystal Palace F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In their second consecutive season in the First Division, Crystal Palace finished an astonishing third, their highest ever league placing, although, due to Liverpool's ban from European competition being lifted, Palace did not qualify for the UEFA Cup. Palace also won their first ever cup during the season, albeit the less significant Full Members Cup.

In the League Cup, Palace broke their record for a cup victory with an 8–0 over Southend United, in the second round first leg, with strikers Mark Bright and Ian Wright both scoring hat-tricks. The two claimed the match ball; it was given away at a charity auction.[1]

At the end of the season, captain Geoff Thomas was named the Supporters' Player of the Year. Thomas was rewarded for his good form with a call-up to the England squad for a European Championship qualifying game against Turkey in May.

Kit[edit]

Bukta remained Palace's kit manufacturers, and introduced a new home kit for the season. English airline Fly Virgin remained the kit sponsors.[2]

Squad[edit]

[3] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Nigel Martyn
England GK Perry Suckling
England GK Andy Woodman
England DF Alex Dyer
England DF Rudi Hedman
England DF John Humphrey
England DF Gary O'Reilly
England DF Richard Shaw
England DF Gareth Southgate
England DF Andy Thorn
England DF Tony Witter
Wales DF Paul Bodin
Wales DF Jeff Hopkins
Wales DF Eric Young
England MF Phil Barber
No. Position Player
England MF Andy Gray
England MF Ricky Newman
England MF Simon Osborn
England MF Alan Pardew
England MF Simon Rodger
England MF John Salako
England MF Geoff Thomas (captain)
Wales MF Glyn Hodges
Republic of Ireland MF Eddie McGoldrick
England FW Mark Bright
England FW Stan Collymore
England FW Jamie Moralee
England FW Garry Thompson
England FW Ian Wright

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England DF Mark Dennis (retired)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

[4]

First Division[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

References[edit]