List of Crystal Palace F.C. players

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For the current Crystal Palace first-team squad, see Current squad.

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Crystal Palace F.C. Generally, this means players that have played 100 or more first-class matches for the club. A number of other players who have played an important role have also been included for their contributions – Attilio Lombardo and Don Rogers for example.

This page also lists the current Development squad and Academy players, recipients of the Young Player of the Year and players who have been named in the PFA Team of the Year while playing for the club. For a list of all Crystal Palace players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Crystal Palace F.C. players, and for the current squad see the main Crystal Palace F.C. article.

Players are listed according to the date of their first-team debut. Appearances and goals are for first-team competitive matches only; wartime matches are excluded. Substitute appearances are included.

Positions key
GK Goalkeeper RB Right back RM Right midfielder OR Outside right
CB Central back LB Left back LM Left midfielder OL Outside left
DF Defender FB Full back MF Midfielder W Winger
FW Forward HB Half back CM Central midfielder

Players[edit]

Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor was the first Palace player to score for England. And the second player to represent England whilst in Division Three.
Ian Wright
Ian Wright scored 117 goals in 277 appearances, the club's record post-war goalscorer.
Geoff Thomas
Geoff Thomas won nine caps for England and captained Crystal Palace to the FA Cup final in 1990.

Statistics correct as of match played 7 July 2013

      Palace captain       Spent time as player-manager
Name Nationality Position Palace career Apps Goals Captaincy Notes
Archie Needham England Various 1905-1909 112 26 [nb 1]
Wilf Innerd England CB 1905-1909 133 7 1906-1909 [nb 2]
Harry Collyer England RB 1906-1915 281 1 [nb 3]
Jimmy Bauchop Scotland FW 1907-1909 46 25 [nb 4]
Billy Davies Wales OR 1910-? 208 23 [nb 5]
Edwin Smith England FW 1911-1922 192 124
John Whibley England FW 1911-1923 150 27
Horace Colclough England LB 1912-1915 88 0 [nb 6]
Ben Bateman England RB 1913-1924 180 11
John Conner Scotland FW 1919-1923 104 57 [nb 7]
Jack Alderson England GK 1919-1924 205 0
Albert Harry England MF 1921-1934 440 55
Bobby Greener England DF 1921-1932 317 6
George Whitworth England FW 1921-1925 118 50
Billy Callender England GK 1923-1932 224 0
George Clarke England OL 1925-1933 299 105
Percy Cherrett England FW 1925-1927 75 65
Billy Turner England MF 1925-1936 302 37
Jimmy Wilde England DF 1928-1937 293 6
Peter Simpson Scotland FW 1929-1935 195 165 [nb 8]
Albert Dawes England FW 1933-1939 156 92
Fred Dawes England DF 1935-1950 237 2 1936-1937
Rob Bailey England GK 1949-1956 119 0
Peter Berry England OR 1951-1958 161 27
Albert "Cam" Burgess England FW 1951-1953 50 40
Lee Choules England DF 1952-1962 280 4
Terry Long England DF 1955-1969 480 16
Johnny Bryne England FW 1956-1962 220 95
Roy Summersby England FW 1958-1963 190 60
Johnny McNichol Scotland Various 1958-1963 205 15 1958-1963
Alan Stephenson England DF 1961-1968 185 13
John Sewell England CB 1963-1971 258 9 1967-1971
Bobby Kellard England MF 1963-1966,1971-1973 137 10 1971-1973
David Payne England MF 1964-1973 326 12
John Jackson England GK 1964-1974 393 0
Jack Bannister England DF 1965-1969 129 7
John McCormick Scotland CB 1965-1973 194 6
Steve Kember England MF 1965-1971,1978-1980 295 38 1971
Bobby Woodruff England MF 1966-1970 139 48
Tony Taylor Scotland LB 1968–1974 195 8
Mel Blyth England CB 1968-1978 254 12
Steve Munday England FW 1973-1974 62 22
Jim Cannon Scotland DF 1972–1988 663 34 1977-1988 [nb 9]
Don Rogers England MF 1972–1975 78 30
Peter Taylor England MF 1973–1976 122 33
Roy Barry Scotland DF 1973–1975 45 1 1973–1975
Paul Hinshelwood England RB 1974-1983 276 22
Kenny Sansom England LB 1975–1980 197 4
Jerry Murphy Republic of Ireland MF 1976-1985 229 20
Vince Hilaire England MF 1976–1984 293 36
Peter Nicholas Wales DF/MF 1976-1981,1983-1985 174 14
John Burridge England GK 1977-1981 102 0
Billy Gilbert England DF 1977-1984 273 4
Paul Barron England GK 1980-1983 108 0
Phil Barber England MF 1983–1991 288 41
Andy Gray England MF 1984-1987,1989–1992 242 51
Ian Wright England FW 1985–1991 277 117 [nb 10]
John Salako England MF 1986–1995 273 33
Richard Shaw England DF 1986-1995 207 3
Mark Bright England FW 1986–1992 286 114
Alan Pardew England MF 1987–1991 170 12
Geoff Thomas England MF 1987–1993 249 35 1989-1993 [nb 11]
John Pemberton England RB 1988-1990 105 2
Eddie McGoldrick Republic of Ireland RW 1988–1993 189 16
Gareth Southgate England DF/MF 1989–1995 152 15 1993-1995
Nigel Martyn England GK 1989–1996 349 0 [nb 12]
Andy Thorn England DF 1989–1994 128 3
Simon Rodger England MF 1990–2002 328 11
Eric Young England DF 1990–1995 161 15
Chris Coleman Wales DF 1991–1995 154 13
Chris Armstrong England FW 1992–1995 136 58
George Ndah England FW 1992–1997 101 11
Bruce Dyer England FW 1994-1998 165 44
Dougie Freedman Scotland FW 1995–1997, 2000-2008 368 108
David Hopkin Scotland MF 1995–1997, 2001-2002 112 25
Marc Edworthy England RB 1995–1998 151 1
Andy Roberts England MF 1995–1998 131 4 1995–1997
Steven Thomson Scotland MF 1995–2000 122 4
Neil Shipperley England FW 1996–1998, 2003-2005 117 31 2003-2004
Andy Linighan England DF 1997-2000 128 6 1997-2000
Attilio Lombardo Italy RM 1997–1999 48 10 [nb 13]
Clinton Morrison Republic of Ireland FW 1997–2002,2005-2008 312 112
Fan Zhiyi China DF 1998–2001 102 6
Hayden Mullins England DM 1998–2003 257 20 2002-2003
Dean Austin England DF 1998–2002 167 6 2001-2002
Neil Ruddock England DF 2000–2001 26 3 2000-2001
Tommy Black England LM 2000-2007 153 17
Aki Riihilahti Finland MF 2001–2006 160 14
Tony Popovic Australia DF 2001–2006 123 6 2004-2006
Wayne Routledge England RM 2001–2005 123 11
Danny Granville England LB 2001–2007 138 10
Andy Johnson England FW 2002-2006 160 84
Gary Borrowdale England LB 2002-2007 114 0
Danny Butterfield England RB 2002-2010 269 7
Shaun Derry England DM 2002-2005, 2007-2010 226 6 2008-2010
Michael Hughes Northern Ireland MF 2003-2007 141 10
Ben Watson England MF 2003-2009 189 20
Tom Soares England MF 2003-2008 162 11
Mark Hudson England DF 2003-2008 136 7 2007-2008
Gábor Király Hungary GK 2004-2007 111 0
Julián Speroni Argentina GK 2004- 309 0
Fitz Hall England DF 2004-2006 75 3 2005-2006
Matthew Lawrence England DF 2006-2010 135 1
Carl Fletcher Wales MF 2006-2009 74 4 2006-2007
Clint Hill England DF 2007-2010 124 7
Neil Danns England MF 2008-2011 114 20
Paddy McCarthy Republic of Ireland DF 2008- 144 6 2010-2012
Darren Ambrose England LM 2009-2012 124 37
Nathaniel Clyne England RB 2008-2012 137 1
Wilfried Zaha England RM 2010-2013 143 18
Mile Jedinak Australia DM 2011- 78 4 2012-
  1. ^ Top goal scorer in Crystal Palace's first season 1905/06
  2. ^ First player to reach 100 appearances for the club
  3. ^ First player to be granted a testimonial match
  4. ^ First player to join Crystal Palace with international honours
  5. ^ First player to gain international honours while playing for Crystal Palace
  6. ^ First player to play for England while on the books of Crystal Palace
  7. ^ Top goal scorer in Division Three in the 1920-21 season.
  8. ^ Top all time goalscorer for Crystal Palace
  9. ^ Most all time appearances for Crystal Palace
  10. ^ Top post-wartime Crystal Palace goalscorer
  11. ^ Captained Crystal Palace's first FA Cup Final side
  12. ^ First goalkeeper to attract a million-pound transfer fee in English football
  13. ^ Palace player–manager

Development squad and Academy[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 GK David Gregory
England GK Alex James Sr
13 Australia MF Callum Brown
England DF Ryan Inniss
41 England DF Quade Taylor
England DF Alastair Gordon
England DF Michael Chambers
England DF Kiran Khinda-John
Scotland DF Douglas Wright
England DF Connor Dymond
Republic of Ireland DF Phlip Ryan
No. Position Player
England DF Jerome Williams
England MF Ghassimu Sow
England MF Sonny Black
England MF Nabil Benkadour
England MF Elijah Gabsi
England MF Sam Toms
England MF Jake Gray
England FW Reise Allassani
England FW Jacob Haxell
England FW Sullay Kai-Kai

Young Player of the Year[edit]

PFA Team of the Year[edit]

The following have been included in the PFA Team of the Year while playing for Crystal Palace:

References[edit]