The original Crystal Palace FC was a famous club that blazed a trail for world football. It helped found the Football Association to create a unified set of laws that saw the birth of the game. Palace were involved in devising the FA Cup competition and reached the semi-final in its first season, while they also provided players for the early England international matches.
Palace Pioneers tells the story of these influential Victorian men, the team’s acclaimed history and its legacy. There is an in-depth review of each season, player profiles, over 100 photographs, plus extensive facts and stats. This book is a complete record of the celebrated club that all football enthusiasts will enjoy.
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