1996–97 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
1996–97 season
Chairman England Ron Noades
Manager England Dave Bassett (until 27 February)
England Steve Coppell
Stadium Selhurst Park
First Division 6th
Play-offs Winners
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round

During the 1996–97 English football season, Crystal Palace competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Crystal Palace gained promotion to the Premier League after 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Wembley, David Hopkin scoring the winner in the 89th minute.

Final league table[edit]

Results[edit]

Crystal Palace's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

First Division[edit]

First Division play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1996–97 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
Northern Ireland GK Tom Evans
England GK Carlo Nash
England GK Chris Day
England DF Danny Boxall
Saint Kitts and Nevis DF Sagi Burton
England DF Andy Cyrus
England DF Marc Edworthy
England DF Dean Gordon
England DF Andy Linighan
Australia DF Kevin Muscat
England DF Dave Tuttle
Wales DF Gareth Davies
Republic of Ireland DF Rob Quinn
Norway DF Leif Andersen
England MF Hayden Mullins
England MF Darren Pitcher
England MF Andy Roberts
England MF Simon Rodger
No. Position Player
Scotland MF David Hopkin
Scotland MF Steven Thomson
Northern Ireland MF Wayne Carlisle
Northern Ireland MF Gareth Graham
Republic of Ireland MF Tony Folan
Republic of Ireland MF Ray Houghton
Republic of Ireland MF Richard Kennedy
Republic of Ireland MF Tony Scully
Australia MF Carl Veart
England FW Bruce Dyer
England FW Jason Harris
England FW Leon McKenzie
Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison
England FW George Ndah
England FW Neil Shipperley
Wales FW Andy Martin
Scotland FW Dougie Freedman

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 GK Bobby Mimms (to Preston North End)
England DF Jamie Vincent (to Bournemouth)
No. Position Player
Wales MF Paul Trollope (on loan from Derby County)

References[edit]