Full Palace Timeline
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The Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton, is built.
Amateur club formed as part of Crystal Palace Company’s business
Palace are one of 11 clubs that found the FA and are one of the teams that strongly push for the soccer version of rules, against those that wanted to follow those we now associate more with rugby. It was close, but Palace and the soccer followers win the day. The rugby followers leave.
Douglas Allport, Crystal Palace Captain and member of the FA, suggests a 3 man sub committee that establishes the rules for the newly proposed FA Cup, selects the design and buys the first FA Cup! Palace get to the semi-final.
Professional Club formed. The Crystal Palace Company Ltd are the majority and controlling shareholders.
Palace get to the top flight of English football for the first time
Palace Change Colours to Red and Blue and the nickname becomes ‘Eagles’
Palace get to the top of the top division in English football for the first time in their history.
Palace make it to their first FA Cup Final
Palace avoid relegation to the 3rd tier in the last game of the season and are rescued from bankruptcy by the CPFC2010 Consortium.
Peter Manning publishes ‘Palace at the Palace’ revealing the true history and lineage of Crystal Palace FC.
The Club officially endorses Peter Manning’s work and widely publishes the newly documented heritage.
Palace introduce a replica kit based on the 1861 kit in recognition of the 160 years since the founding of Crystal Palace FC.