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Christian Benteke moved from Liverpool to Palace in August 2016.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace FC was founded in 1905 at the Crystal Palace Park in South London. The original Crystal Palace was a huge building made of glass. It was built for the Great Exhibition in 1851. This exhibition was an international show with displays of culture and industry from around the world. After the Great Exhibition, the Crystal Palace was moved to a park in south London which became known as Crystal Palace Park. In 1895, the English Football Association moved the FA Cup final to Crystal Palace Park. The FA Cup was very popular and attracted large crowds. It created an interest in football in the area and in 1905, Crystal Palace FC was born.

Palace defender Scott Dann celebrates.

In the early years, Crystal Palace’s nickname was the Glaziers. The Crystal Palace was made of glass and glazier is a person who works with glass and windows. If you have a broken window in your house, you can call a glazier. Unfortunately, in 1936, there was a big fire at the Crystal Palace and the building was burnt to the ground. You can still see a bit of the original Crystal Palace on the club badge.

At the beginning of the First World War in 1914, the British Army moved into Crystal Palace Park and the football club had to find another place to play and train. They moved from ground to ground for 5 years before buying some land and building Selhurst Park, where they have played ever since.

In 1973, the club wanted to change its image. They changed their kit and started wearing red and blue vertical stripes, similar to the design that they still wear. They also adopted a new symbol and nickname. The club changed its nickname to the Eagles and designed a new badge with an eagle on it. In 2010, the club got a new mascot; a live bald eagle called Kayla. Kayla goes to every home game and flies around the stadium.

Yohan Cabaye plays for Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace have had a tough time in the Premier League and hold the record for the most relegations. They were relegated at the end of the first season in 1993 and then promoted the following season. They have been relegated and promoted again another 3 times.

Crystal Palace have lots of famous fans including the actor and comedian Eddie Izzard who joined the club as an associate director in 2012.

"All I really want is for Crystal Palace to win every game from now until the end of time. That's all.” Eddie Izzard Crystal Palace Associate Director

In 2015/16, Crystal Palace finished 15th in the Premier League after a disappointing finish to the season followed a great first half of the campaign. It was Alan Pardew's, the Palace manager, first full season in charge and he will be disappointed that Palace didn't do better than the 10th place where they had finished the previous season. In December 2016, Pardew was replaced as manager by the ex-England manager - Sam Allardyce. The main problem for Palace was scoring goals. The ‘Eagles’ top scorers were Yannick Bolasie, Yohan Cabaye, Connor Wickham and Scott Dann, all with 5 goals. Pardew will be trying to change this and he has already bought Andros Townsend from Newcastle Utd to help with this problem. Palace fans will also want to see more from Yohan Cabaye who arrived a year ago from Paris St. Germain as Palace's record signing (£10M).

Prediction 2016/17: 14th

Key player: Christian Benteke

Did you know....?

Crystal Palace haven't played at 'The Crystal Palace' since 1915!

Learn about Crystal Palace

The following activities will help you learn about Crystal Palace football club. The first activity looks at the most difficult vocabulary from the article.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match the vocabulary from the text with the descriptions.
Match the words and descriptions

This is Kayla, Crystal Palace's mascot, an American Bald Eagle.

The Eagles

This is Crystal Palace's nickname.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Eagles?


Activity 3: In this final activity, there are 8 statements about the history of Crystal Palace. You have to drag the statements into the correct order.
Can you put the events into the right order?

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SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
03/07/2014
PK
0
points

Its a good Club


SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
03/07/2014 19:31
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

Its a good Club

amir90
05/11/2014
ME
0
points

go palace!


amir90
05/11/2014 14:43
Montenegro
Crystal Palace
0

go palace!

Rich's picture
Rich
05/11/2014
ES
805
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Amir!


Rich's picture
Rich
05/11/2014 22:45
Spain
Liverpool
805

Welcome to Premier Skills English Amir!

zaza977's picture
zaza977
15/04/2015
GE
-1
points

good


zaza977's picture
zaza977
15/04/2015 16:14
Georgia
Chelsea
-1

good

barbedwire
21/04/2015
BY
0
points

Alan Pardue will improve them even more


barbedwire
21/04/2015 10:23
Belarus
Manchester City
0

Alan Pardue will improve them even more

Rich's picture
Rich
21/04/2015
ES
805
points

Pardew is doing a great job at Palace.


Rich's picture
Rich
21/04/2015 15:08
Spain
Liverpool
805

Pardew is doing a great job at Palace.

neuro11's picture
neuro11
23/04/2015
BD
0
points

i dont love eagles


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neuro11
23/04/2015 13:27
Bangladesh
Arsenal
0

i dont love eagles

Nan
24/07/2015
ES
4
points

I didn't know about the history of the club.
I think it's very interesting and nice.


Nan
24/07/2015 10:24
Spain
Crystal Palace
4

I didn't know about the history of the club.
I think it's very interesting and nice.

Nan
24/07/2015
ES
4
points

I'd like that Palace be at the top ten at final season.


Nan
24/07/2015 10:31
Spain
Crystal Palace
4

I'd like that Palace be at the top ten at final season.

Filip Skill 21
27/07/2015
MK
61
points

It isn't possible.


Filip Skill 21
27/07/2015 10:34
Macedonia
Chelsea
61

It isn't possible.

admin's picture
admin
27/07/2015
GB
7589
points

Hi Filip Skill 21... What isn't possible? Are the questions too hard?


admin's picture
admin
27/07/2015 10:42
United Kingdom
Arsenal
7589

Hi Filip Skill 21... What isn't possible? Are the questions too hard?

C21 M34
01/08/2015
ES
0
points

Eagles! Vamos crystal palace


C21 M34
01/08/2015 11:19
Spain
Crystal Palace
0

Eagles! Vamos crystal palace

C21 M34
01/08/2015
ES
0
points

Eagles! Vamos crystal palace


C21 M34
01/08/2015 11:19
Spain
Crystal Palace
0

Eagles! Vamos crystal palace

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1807
points

They are weak team


Abdallah
23/09/2015 19:04
Kuwait
Chelsea
1807

They are weak team

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1807
points

I really love their Mascot and enjoy see their eagle flies before the beginning of the match


Abdallah
23/09/2015 19:06
Kuwait
Chelsea
1807

I really love their Mascot and enjoy see their eagle flies before the beginning of the match

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Salloum
02/10/2015
SY
1308
points

My prediction for the Eagles is to be in the 9th site in the table ,they will play in a fantastic way


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Salloum
02/10/2015 19:40
Syria
Manchester United
1308

My prediction for the Eagles is to be in the 9th site in the table ,they will play in a fantastic way

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1315
points

wELL DONE!


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
18/10/2015 20:44
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

wELL DONE!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
6882
points

I was surprised how they played last year. They had a really bad start of the season but they finished 10th. This season they can get 5th or 6th place. That's my prediction.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
23/10/2015 18:36
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

I was surprised how they played last year. They had a really bad start of the season but they finished 10th. This season they can get 5th or 6th place. That's my prediction.

Rich's picture
Rich
23/10/2015
ES
805
points

I would be surprised if they finished that high, but you never know if Yohan Cabaye stays fit.


Rich's picture
Rich
23/10/2015 21:12
Spain
Liverpool
805

I would be surprised if they finished that high, but you never know if Yohan Cabaye stays fit.

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I would probably agree with Rich. I don't think they can fly that high.


nikosonris
25/11/2015 09:08
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I would probably agree with Rich. I don't think they can fly that high.

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Interesting history...


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:01
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Interesting history...

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
6882
points

One of the most difficult host stadiums on the island. The crowd is absolutely amazing..they are chanting and waving with flags. Selhurst Park's stand is a place to see.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/12/2015 22:18
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

One of the most difficult host stadiums on the island. The crowd is absolutely amazing..they are chanting and waving with flags. Selhurst Park's stand is a place to see.

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Yeap, it's like a fortress. And Alan Pardew is a good commander-in-chief)


nikosonris
09/12/2015 13:14
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Yeap, it's like a fortress. And Alan Pardew is a good commander-in-chief)

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/12/2015
UA
2627
points

Good team. So unpredictable.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/12/2015 02:58
Ukraine
Liverpool
2627

Good team. So unpredictable.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
6882
points

Not so many teams earned 3 points at Britannia stadium this season and we all know how difficult it is to play there. Chelsea, Man.Utd and Man.City lost while Arsenal and Leicester earned only 1p. Well, Palace did it. They proved they have big potential. Currently they are in a bad form but I'm sure it won't last for too long.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
24/01/2016 14:35
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Not so many teams earned 3 points at Britannia stadium this season and we all know how difficult it is to play there. Chelsea, Man.Utd and Man.City lost while Arsenal and Leicester earned only 1p. Well, Palace did it. They proved they have big potential. Currently they are in a bad form but I'm sure it won't last for too long.

nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016
GE
1667
points

crystal palace is lowest team inthe london


nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016 21:33
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

crystal palace is lowest team inthe london

nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016
GE
1667
points

16th in 2015-16


nika_chelsea25
31/01/2016 21:34
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

16th in 2015-16

Tigrann
02/02/2016
AM
328
points

Cabaye and Bolasie are awesome


Tigrann
02/02/2016 09:57
Armenia
Southampton
328

Cabaye and Bolasie are awesome

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

They desperately need a good striker to be on the spearhead of their attack.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

They desperately need a good striker to be on the spearhead of their attack.

assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3433
points

No i do not.


assemjuve
06/04/2016 18:41
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

No i do not.

assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3433
points

I think they will be relegated.


assemjuve
06/04/2016 18:42
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I think they will be relegated.

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

go palace!


joto
15/06/2016 09:54
Austria
Stoke City
271

go palace!

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kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
3735
points

Not a crystal palace fan


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 05:44
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

Not a crystal palace fan

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
3735
points

I like their pace when they play even though they might end up disappointing a fan at the end of a game


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 05:46
Ghana
Manchester United
3735

I like their pace when they play even though they might end up disappointing a fan at the end of a game

ksa.pardesi
08/08/2016
PK
6
points

Appreciate CP .this club face many problems but now stable...
(first day on this premier skill website) and learn about this club


ksa.pardesi
08/08/2016 12:48
Pakistan
Crystal Palace
6

Appreciate CP .this club face many problems but now stable...
(first day on this premier skill website) and learn about this club

Rich's picture
Rich
08/08/2016
ES
805
points

Hi Ksa.pardesi

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

We hope you enjoy the website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English website


Rich's picture
Rich
08/08/2016 12:53
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Ksa.pardesi

Welcome to Premier Skills English!

We hope you enjoy the website!

Rich - The Premier Skills English website

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Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

Crystal Palace ----> The Eagles.


Mehmed92's picture
Mehmed92
29/01/2017 08:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Crystal Palace ----> The Eagles.

Mehmed92's picture
Mehmed92
29/01/2017
BA
113
points

I pass quiz about Crystal Palace.


Mehmed92's picture
Mehmed92
29/01/2017 08:03
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

I pass quiz about Crystal Palace.

Caco's picture
Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 13:58
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

Phạm Gia Minh's picture
Phạm Gia Minh
26/03/2017
VN
4
points

verygood


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Phạm Gia Minh
26/03/2017 11:27
Vietnam
Crystal Palace
4

verygood

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1aragorn19866882
2RafaelRC4428
3kwesimanifest3735
4assemjuve3433
5haydi3066
6Alex_from_Ukraine2627
7nikosonris2453
8MUGEMANYI2320
9amaral1915
10Ahmed Adam Mamado1840
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1Serbia23261
2Albania23000
3Macedonia19390
4Ukraine18941
5Bosnia and Herzegovina15913
6Kosovo13534
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro11488
10Azerbaijan7844
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2Arsenal53605
3Liverpool47809
4Chelsea40493
5Manchester City15203
6Leicester City11064
7Tottenham Hotspur4148
8West Ham United3677
9Everton1549
10Watford1461

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