Crystal Palace FC were founded in 1905 by workers at The Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace's first home colours were claret and sky blue which was present for over 70 years before they switched to royal blue and red stripes in 1973. The team were not accepted to the Football League in the same year and eventually ended up in the second division of the Southern League. Nevertheless, Palace gained promotion to the top tier of the Southern League for the following season and saw them play their trade in that division until the First World War intervened in 1914. The club had one further season in the Southern League in 1919 before being accepted into the Football League third division in time for the 1920/21 season.
Crystal Palace only spent one season in the third division as they comfortably won promotion to the second division at the first time of asking. Several mid table finishes followed until Crystal Palace moved to their current stadium Selhurst Park in 1924. However, the first season at their new ground saw a disappointing relegation to the third division when at one point Palace were well placed for an assault on promotion. The years that followed were not kind to the club as they spent the fourteen pre war years stuck in the third division despite finishing in the top seven on ten occasions. However, the post war years were terrible for the club who finished in the bottom half on the majority of occasions. Eventually in 1958, the new division four was formed and Palace had to join due to being in the bottom half of the 24 team field. The club didn’t spend too long in the bottom division and won promotion back to the third division in 1961.
Terry Venables was made Palace manager in 1976 with the task of winning promotion. He did just that in his first season as the club notched the final promotion spot to progress back up to the second division. The first season back saw consolidation but the team managed to win the second division in 1979 to go back up to the top division. The club’s first season was entertaining and saw them top of the first division at one point but they eventually finished in a solid 13th position. Unfortunately, an awful start to the 79/80 season saw Venables resignation but the new manager could not stop the slide and the club were virtually relegated by February. The early 1980’s saw the club struggle to survive in division two until Steve Coppell took charge at the age of 29 in 1984. For several successive seasons, Palace just missed out on the play offs until in 1989 where they beat Blackburn Rovers 4-3 on aggregate in the final to return to the top division.
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