List of Crystal Palace F.C. records and statistics

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This article is about all-time records. For a season-by-season statistical breakdown, see List of Crystal Palace F.C. seasons.

The list encompasses the major honours won by Crystal Palace, records set by the club, their managers and their players, and details of their performance in European competition. The player records section itemises the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made the most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Palace players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club.

All figures are correct as at 30 June 2012.

Honours[edit]

Palace's first ever silverware was the Southern League Second Division Championship which they won in 1906. Their first honour in League Football was the inaugural championship of the Football League Third Division in 1920–21.

Palace's honours and achievements include the following:

The Football League

Domestic cup competition

Wartime competition

Southern League

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only
No. Country Name Played Apps Goals Position
1 Scotland Jim Cannon 1971–1988 663 36 DF
2 England Terry Long 1955–1970 480 18 DF
3 England Albert Harry 1921–1934 440 55 MF
4 England John Jackson 1962–1973 393 0 GK
5 Argentina Julián Speroni 2004- 370[4] 0 GK
6 Scotland Dougie Freedman 1995–1997
2000-2008
368 108 FW
7 England Nigel Martyn 1989–1996 349 0 GK
8 England Simon Rodger 1990–2002 328 12 MF
9 England David Payne 1964–1973 326 12 DF
10 England Paul Hinshelwood 1971–1983 321 28 DF

Goalscorers[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Peter Simpson is the all-time top goalscorer for Crystal Palace. He was their leading goalscorer for five consecutive seasons, from 1929–30 to 1933–34.[5]

Competitive, professional matches only. Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked with the highest to lowest goals per game ratio.
# Country Name Played Goals Apps Position Goals per game
1 Scotland Peter Simpson 1929–1935 165 195 FW 0.85
2 England Edwin Smith 1911–1920 124 192 FW 0.65
3 England Ian Wright 1985–1991 117 277 FW 0.42
4 England Mark Bright 1986–1992 113 286 FW 0.40
5 Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison 1997–2002
2005-2008
113 316 FW 0.36
6 Scotland Dougie Freedman 1995–1997
2000-2008
108 368 FW 0.29
7 England George Clarke 1925–1933 106 299 MF 0.35
8 England Johnny Byrne 1956–1962
1967–1968
101 259 FW 0.39
9 England Albert Dawes 1933–1936
1938–1939
92 156 FW 0.59
10 England Andy Johnson 2002–2006 84 160 FW 0.53

International caps[edit]

This section refers only to caps won while a Palace player.

Transfers[edit]

Record transfer fees paid[edit]

# Pos: Player Transferred from Fee Date Source
1 MF Scotland James McArthur England Wigan Athletic £7,000,000 September 2014 BBC Sport
2 MF England Jordon Mutch England Queens Park Rangers £4,750,000 January 2015 BBC Sport
3 FW England Dwight Gayle England Peterborough United £4,500,000 (~ £6,000,000) July 2013 Sky Sports
4 MF England Wilfried Zaha England Manchester United £3,000,000 (~ £6,000,000) January 2015 BBC Sport
5 GK Wales Wayne Hennessey England Wolverhampton Wanderers £3,000,000 January 2014 BBC Sport


Record transfer fees received[edit]

# Pos: Player Transferred to Fee Date Source
1 MF England Wilfried Zaha England Manchester United £10,000,000 (~ £15,000,000) January 2015 BBC Sport
2 FW England Andrew Johnson England Everton £8,600,000 May 2006 Daily Mail
3 FW England Chris Armstrong England Tottenham Hotspur £4,500,000 June 1995 The Independent
4 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison England Birmingham City £4,250,000 (player exchange)[M] July 2002 BBC Sport
5 FW England Matt Jansen England Blackburn Rovers £4,100,000 January 1999 BBC Sport

Managerial records[edit]

  • First manager: John Robson, managed the club from 1905-1907, encompassing 77 games.
  • Longest serving manager: Edmund Goodman, managed the club from 1907-1925, encompassing 613 matches excluding wartime competition.
  • Most successful manager: Steve Coppell, took the club to an FA Cup final, 3rd place in the First Division and won the Full Members Cup, managed from 1984–93, 1995–96, 1997–98, 1999-2000 encompassing 565 matches in total

Club records[edit]

Positions[edit]

Goals[edit]

  • Most league goals scored in a season: 110, Division 4, 1960–61
  • Fewest league goals scored in a season: 33, Division 3 South, 1950–51 & Premier League, 2013-14
  • Most league goals conceded in a season: 86, Division 3 South, 1953–54
  • Fewest league goals conceded in a season:
    • Southern League; 14, Division 2, 1905–06
    • Football League; 24, Division 2, 1978–79

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a season:
Two points for a win: 63, Division 4, 1960-61
Three points for a win: 90, Division 1, 1993-94
  • Fewest points in a season:
Two points for a win: 19, Division 1, 1980-81
Three points for a win: 32, Premier Division, 1997-98

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

  • First match: New Brompton 0-3 Crystal Palace, a United Counties League game, 1 September 1905
  • First FA Cup match: Crystal Palace 7-0 Clapham, 7 October 1905, Crystal Palace Stadium
  • First Southern League match: Crystal Palace 3-4 Southampton Reserves, 2 September 1905, Crystal Palace Stadium
  • First Football League match: Merthyr 2-1 Crystal Palace, 28 August 1920
  • First match at Herne Hill Velodrome: Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton, 3 March 1915
  • First match at The Nest:
    • Friendly; Crystal Palace 4-1 Millwall, August 1918
    • London Combination; Crystal Palace 4-2 Queens Park Rangers, 14 September 1918
    • Southern League; Crystal Palace 2-2 Northampton Town 30 August 1919
  • First match at Selhurst Park: Crystal Palace 0-1 Wednesday, 30 August 1924
  • First European match: Crystal Palace 0-2 Samsunspor, 19 July 1998, Selhurst Park
  • First League Cup match: Darlington 2-0 Crystal Palace, 12 October 1960

Record wins[edit]

  • Record league win: 9-0 v Barrow, 10 October 1959[N]
  • Record FA Cup win: 7-0
    • v Clapham, 7 October 1905
    • v Luton Town, 16 January 1929
  • Record League Cup win: 8-0 v Southend United, 25 September 1990
  • Record European win: N/A
  • Record Friendly win: 13-1 v GAK Graz 16 July 2014

Record defeats[edit]

  • Record league defeat: 0-9 v Liverpool (away), 12 September 1989
  • Record FA Cup defeat: 0-9 v Burnley (away), 10 February 1909
  • Record League Cup defeat: 0-5
    • v Nottingham Forest, 1 November 1989
    • v Liverpool, 24 January 2001
  • Record European defeat: 0-2
    • v Samsunspor, 19 July 1998
    • v Samsunspor (away), 25 July 1998

Record consecutive results[edit]

This section applies to league matches only.

  • Record consecutive wins: 8, 9 February - 26 March 1921
  • Record consecutive Premier League wins: 5, 29 March - 19 April 2014
  • Record consecutive draws: 5
    • 28 March - 16 April 1921
    • 30 December 1978 - 24 February 1979
    • 21 September - 19 October 2002
  • Record consecutive defeats: 8
    • 18 April - 19 September 1925
    • 1 January - 14 March 1998
  • Record consecutive matches without a defeat: 18, 22 February - 13 August 1969
  • Record consecutive top-division matches without a defeat: 10, 25 August - 27 October 1990
  • Record consecutive matches without a draw: 24, 31 December 1960 - 26 August 1961
  • Record consecutive matches without a win: 20, 3 March - 8 September 1962
  • Record consecutive clean sheets: 6, 1 September 1920 - 25 September 1920
  • Record consecutive matches without a clean sheet: 24, 30 September 1998 - 20 February 1999
  • Record consecutive matches scoring: 24, 27 April 1929 - 21 December 1929
  • Record consecutive matches without scoring: 9, 19 November 1994 - 2 January 1995

Home[edit]

  • Record consecutive home wins: 12, 19 December 1925 - 28 August 1926
  • Record consecutive home draws: 7
    • 24 March 1962 - 1 September 1962
    • 28 November 1998 - 13 February 1999
  • Record consecutive home defeats: 6
    • 10 April 1925 - 12 September 1925
    • 10 January 1998 - 11 April 1998
  • Record consecutive home matches without a defeat: 32, 28 February 1931 - 17 September 1932
  • Record consecutive home matches without a draw: 17, 17 February 1981 - 19 January 1982
  • Record consecutive home matches without a win: 16, 4 May 1997 - 11 April 1998
  • Record consecutive home clean sheets: 8
    • 28 December 1963 - 18 March 1964
    • 13 November 2010 - 19 February 2011
  • Record consecutive home matches without a clean sheet: 19, 20 January 1951 - 17 November 1951
  • Record consecutive home matches scoring: 36, 17 November 1928 - 6 September 1930
  • Record consecutive home matches without scoring: 4
    • 3 March 1951 - 31 March 1951
    • 26 November 1994 - 31 December 1994
    • 7 February 2002 - 9 March 2002
    • 20 November 2004 - 26 December 2004

Away[edit]

  • Record consecutive away wins: 5, 20 December 2003 - 7 February 2004
  • Record consecutive away draws: 6, 18 November 1978 - 10 March 1979
  • Record consecutive away defeats: 10
    • 1 April 1980 - 25 October 1980
    • 8 November 1980 - 7 March 1981
  • Record consecutive away matches without a defeat: 10
    • 22 December 1928 - 1 April 1929
    • 26 December 1968 - 28 April 1969
    • 23 August 1975 - 6 December 1975
    • 18 November 1978 - 3 April 1979
  • Record consecutive Premier League away matches without a defeat: 5, 28 December 2014 - 28 February 2015
  • Record consecutive away matches without a draw: 18
    • 3 October 1960 - 19 August 1961
    • 12 April 1986 - 17 March 1987
  • Record consecutive away matches without a win: 31, 15 March 1980 - 3 October 1981
  • Record consecutive away clean sheets: 4
    • 27 December 1949 - 4 February 1950
    • 9 December 1978 - 10 March 1979
    • 8 December 2007 - 12 January 2008
  • Record consecutive away matches without a clean sheet: 30, 22 March 1980 - 3 October 1981
  • Record consecutive away matches scoring: 22, 17 March 1928 - 1 April 1929
  • Record consecutive away matches without scoring: 8, 11 November 1950 - 24 February 1951

Attendances[edit]

This section applies to attendances at Selhurst Park, where Palace have played their home matches since the start of the 1924-25 season. Attendance figures from the club's early days are approximate. Palace's highest attendance for a match outside of Selhurst Park is 82,025 v Watford, 2013 Football League Play-off Final, 27 May 2013

  • Highest attendance: 51,801 May 11, 1979 v Burnley
  • Highest FA Cup attendance: 45,384 Mar 10, 1965 v Leeds Utd
  • Lowest attendance: 2,165 18 December 1935 v Newport County
  • Highest seasonal average league attendance: 29,900, Division 1 1969-70
  • Lowest seasonal average league attendance: 6,440, Division 2 1984-85

Crystal Palace in Europe[edit]

Record by season[edit]

Crystal Palace's scores are given first in all scorelines.
Season Competition Round Opponent Home leg Away leg Notes Refs
Country Club
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup 3R  Turkey Samsunspor 0–2 0–2

[O]

[13]
Key
  • PO = play-off round
  • GS = group stage
  • 1R = first round
  • 2R = second round
  • 3R = third round
  • SF = semifinal
  • F = final

European attendance records[edit]

  • Highest home attendance: 11,758 v Samsunspor, 19 July 1998
  • Lowest home attendance: 11,758 v Samsunspor, 19 July 1998
  • Highest away attendance: Unknown
  • Lowest away attendance: Unknown

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Crystal Palace hold the record for most play-off promotions to the top flight (4) and are the only team to win play-off finals (in any division) at 4 different venues (Selhurst Park 1989, Old Wembley 1997, Millennium Stadium 2004 and New Wembley 2013).
  2. ^ Promoted via the playoff system to the First Division after finishing in third place in the old First Division.
  3. ^ Promoted via the playoff system to the Premier League after finishing in sixth place in the Championship.
  4. ^ Promoted via the playoff system to the Premier League after finishing in sixth place in the Championship.
  5. ^ Promoted via the playoff system to the Premier League after finishing in fifth place in the Championship.
  6. ^ Promoted automatically to the Football League Second Division by finishing in third place in the Football League Third Division.
  7. ^ For all three occasions the club were not promoted as only the champions of the two Division Three championships were promoted.
  8. ^ This was an association football cup competition held from 1985 to 1992. It was also known under its sponsored names of the Simod Cup from 1987 to 1989 and the Zenith Data Systems Cup from 1989 to 1992. The competition was created after the Heysel Stadium disaster, when English clubs were banned from European competition, as an additional competition for clubs in the top two divisions
  9. ^ This was a football tournament organised by the London FA. The London Challenge Cup was first contested in 1908, and other than during the World Wars, was contested every season until 1974, when the tournament was disbanded.
  10. ^ Amateur Sidney Sanders scored 6 in the 10-1 defeat of Reading, 4 March 1916 in the inter-war competitions, but is not considered part of official records.
  11. ^ Includes Simpson's 6 goals against Exeter City as a double hat-trick
  12. ^ Hat-trick completed either side of Half Time Period
  13. ^ The transfer also included Andrew Johnson (footballer) in exchange from Birmingham to Palace
  14. ^ During the First World War Crystal Palace won 10-1 v Reading, 4 March 1916, but this, as with all other inter-war competitions, is not considered part of official records.
  15. ^ Clubs were invited to enter the Intertoto club during the preceding season. The Premier League club finishing in the highest position who had not otherwise qualified for Europe were accepted into the competition. Despite finishing twentieth Palace were entered after the other applicant, Aston Villa, qualified for the UEFA cup.[12]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Young Players And Goalscorers Records". Crystal Palace Football Club. 4 July 2012. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ King, pp. 256-269 & 544-5
  3. ^ "Palace Pioneers: Keith Smith". September 7, 2010. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=24948
  5. ^ a b c d e "Top Scorers". Crystal Palace Football Club. 4 July 2012. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Byfiled, Terry (2 July 2012). "Hat-Tricks". Crystal Palace Football Club. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i King, p. 441
  8. ^ Nunns, Hector (6 March 2013). "Top 40: Goal machine Kevin Phillips aims to keep Ryan Giggs out of the record books". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Fletcher, Paul (27 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Crystal Palace 4 2 Hull". BBC. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Orvice, Vikki (3 February 2010). "Crystal Palace 3 Wolves 1". The Sun. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Tongue, Steve (21 June 1998). "Football: Kongsvinger singing in the Valleys". The Independent. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Bright, Christian (27 July 1998). "Venables Out Of Europe InterToto Cup: Samsunspor 2 Crystal palace 0 (Agg 4 0)". The Guardian. p. 8.  |chapter= ignored (help)

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