Manager: Roy Hodgson
Crystal Palace Football Club was founded in 1905 by the owners of the FA Cup Final stadium. The club was established at the Crystal Palace Exhibition building. Palace played their home games at the Cup Final grounds until 1915 until they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park. Palace transitioned from the signature claret and blue kit to red and blue vertical stripes now associated with the club.
The club has spent most of its time playing in the top two leagues of English football, and has seen success in the top flight in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was one of the contenders for the English league title in the 1990-91 season finishing third place–the club’s highest position to date. After expecting qualification in the European championship, Palace was prohibited from playing in the tournament due to partial UEFA ban on English clubs following the Heysel Stadium disaster. Moreover, it was during this period that Palace became founding members of the Premier League. In 1990 and 2016, Palace has reached the FA Cup final twice and finished runners-up on both occasions to Manchester United. Palace also has a second tier championship title and holds the record for most playoff wins for promotion to the top league, winning it four times.