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Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace is tackled by John Stones of Manchester City

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.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace scores their team's first goal

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.

Fans arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match

Crystal Palace have had a tough time in the Premier League and used to hold the record for the most relegations (this record has been beaten by Norwich). 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 2021/22, Crystal Palace finished 12th in the Premier League after a steady season under their new manager Patrick Viera. Following a modest shopping spree over the summer, the Eagles will be looking for a better finish this season.

Prediction 2022/23: 14th

Key player: Wilfried Zaha

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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Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1814
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
1814

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

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1814
points

They are weak team


Abdallah
23/09/2015 19:04
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

They are weak team

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

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.

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admin
27/07/2015
GB
560
points

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


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admin
27/07/2015 10:42
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

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

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.

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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

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

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Rich
21/04/2015
ES
594
points

Pardew is doing a great job at Palace.


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Rich
21/04/2015 15:08
Spain
Liverpool
594

Pardew is doing a great job at Palace.

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zaza977
15/04/2015
GE
-1
points

good


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

good

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SajidaXI
03/07/2014
PK
0
points

Its a good Club


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

Its a good Club

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amir90
05/11/2014
ME
0
points

go palace!


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amir90
05/11/2014 14:43
Montenegro
Everton
0

go palace!

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Rich
05/11/2014
ES
594
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Amir!


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Rich
05/11/2014 22:45
Spain
Liverpool
594

Welcome to Premier Skills English Amir!

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