1993–94 Crystal Palace F.C. season
|First Division||1st (champions)|
|FA Cup||Third round|
|League Cup||Third round|
|Top goalscorer||League: Armstrong (22)|
All: Armstrong (24)
|Average home league attendance||15,656|
Smith immediately guided Palace back to the Premier League as runaway champions of the second tier, Chris Armstrong top-scoring with 23 league goals. During this period the badge was changed with the bird being replaced by one which Ron Noades felt more closely resembled an eagle.
Final league table
|21.||West Bromwich Albion||46||13||12||21||60||69||51|
NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference
Crystal Palace's score comes first
Football League First Division
|14 August 1993||Tranmere Rovers||H||0–0||14,785|
|21 August 1993||Bristol City||A||0–2||12,068|
|24 August 1993||Nottingham Forest||H||2–0||15,048||Young, Gordon|
|28 August 1993||Portsmouth||H||5–1||14,428||Armstrong (3), Gordon, Southgate|
|31 August 1993||Birmingham City||A||4–2||13,856||Williams, Shaw, Armstrong (2)|
|12 September 1993||Sunderland||H||1–0||11,318||Armstrong|
|18 September 1993||West Bromwich Albion||A||4–1||17,873||Coleman, Whyte, Armstrong, Southgate|
|26 September 1993||Charlton Athletic||A||0–0||7,947|
|2 October 1993||Stoke City||H||4–1||12,880||Salako (3), Southgate|
|17 October 1993||Wolverhampton Wanderers||H||1–1||13,056||Humphrey|
|23 October 1993||Derby County||A||1–3||16,586||Armstrong|
|30 October 1993||Grimsby Town||H||1–0||12,202||Southgate|
|2 November 1993||Luton Town||H||3–2||10,925||Shaw, Young, Whyte|
|6 November 1993||Notts County||A||2–3||6,904||Armstrong (2)|
|20 November 1993||Barnsley||A||3–1||5,384||Armstrong, Williams (2)|
|24 November 1993||Bolton Wanderers||A||0–1||7,845|
|28 November 1993||Watford||A||3–1||7,485||Williams, Salako, Southgate|
|5 December 1993||Notts County||H||1–2||12,642||Osborn|
|8 December 1993||Leicester City||A||1–1||16,706||Williams|
|11 December 1993||Birmingham City||H||2–1||11,925||Southgate, Salako|
|19 December 1993||Tranmere Rovers||A||1–0||7,011||Williams|
|27 December 1993||Oxford United||A||3–1||10,356||Armstrong (2), Salako|
|29 December 1993||Southend United||H||1–0||18,255||Rodger|
|1 January 1994||Millwall||A||0–3||16,779|
|15 January 1994||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||0–2||23,851|
|22 January 1994||Leicester City||H||2–1||17,045||Coleman, Armstrong|
|1 February 1994||Peterborough United||H||3–2||12,426||Rodger, Salako, Armstrong|
|5 February 1994||Derby County||H||1–1||15,615||Gordon|
|12 February 1994||Grimsby Town||A||1–1||6,302||Southgate|
|19 February 1994||Nottingham Forest||A||1–1||24,232||Matthew|
|22 February 1994||Bristol City||H||4–1||11,508||Salako, Gordon (pen), Armstrong (2)|
|26 February 1994||Bolton Wanderers||H||1–1||17,245||Southgate|
|5 March 1994||Portsmouth||A||1–0||13,508||Young|
|12 March 1994||West Bromwich Albion||H||1–0||16,576||Stewart|
|16 March 1994||Sunderland||A||0–1||15,892|
|20 March 1994||Charlton Athletic||H||2–0||14,408||Armstrong, Stewart|
|23 March 1994||Middlesbrough||H||0–1||12,811|
|26 March 1994||Stoke City||A||2–0||18,071||Gordon (pen), Williams|
|29 March 1994||Peterborough United||A||1–1||8,412||Rodger|
|2 April 1994||Oxford United||H||2–1||15,510||Armstrong, Stewart|
|6 April 1994||Southend United||A||2–1||9,776||Young, Armstrong|
|9 April 1994||Millwall||H||1–0||23,142||Armstrong|
|16 April 1994||Luton Town||A||1–0||9,880||Coleman|
|23 April 1994||Barnsley||H||1–0||20,522||Young|
|1 May 1994||Middlesbrough||A||3–2||8,638||Southgate, Armstrong, Whyte|
|8 May 1994||Watford||H||0–2||28,694|
|R3||8 January 1994||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||0–1||25,047|
|R2 First Leg||21 September 1993||Charlton Athletic||H||3–1||9,615||Gordon, Southgate, Whyte|
|R2 Second Leg||5 October 1993||Charlton Athletic||A||1–0 (won 4-1 on agg)||5,224||Armstrong|
|R3||26 October 1993||Everton||A||2–2||11,547||Southgate, Thorn|
|R3R||10 November 1993||Everton||H||1–4||14,662||Southgate|
|PR Group 8||7 September 1993||Charlton Athletic||A||1–4||3,868|
|PR Group 8||14 September 1993||Millwall||H||3–0||2,712||Williams, Armstrong (pen), Whyte|
- Squad at end of season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- Cox was born in Croydon, England, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and would make his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.
- Young was born in Singapore, but qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as a British passport holder and made his international debut for Wales in May 1990.
- Bowry was born in Croydon, England, but also qualified to represent Saint Kitts and Nevis internationally and would make his international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2000.
- O'Connor was born in Walsall, England, but made his international debut for the Cayman Islands in 2000, but it was later discovered that he was not eligible to represent them.
- Dyer was born in Redbridge, England, and represented them at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Montserrat internationally and would make his international debut for Montserrat in September 2007.
- Ndah was born in Southwark, England, but also qualified to represent Nigeria internationally and was called up by Nigeria in 1999, but was prevented from playing due to injury.
- Thompson was born in Birmingham, England, but was raised in Canada from the age of 2 and made his international debut for Canada in March 1993.