Many Crystal Palace fans are raving over Ian Wright following the club tweeting out a video of the forward.
It was a special occasion for Wright yesterday as he turned 57 years-old and the club posted highlights of his special moments as an Eagles star. The forward made 277 appearances in red and blue and scored 117 goals, including a brace for Palace in the 1990 FA Cup Final.
He is clearly remembered fondly by the South London side faithful, as many flooded to the tweet to rave over his career. One said: ‘He was raw & hungry for it, probably at his best, was almost unstoppable, very similar to Rooney when he came on the seen. Played with a great @CPFC side at the time’
It is understandable to see so many praise him as he averaged a goal every 2.37 games (Holmesdale.net). He also is the third top goal scorer in the history of the club.
Of course, Roy Hodgson has had some issues in the striking department in the last few years, so it is perhaps no surprise to see supporters fawning over a former great.
Here is how Palace fans reacted following the tweet:
He was raw & hungry for it, probably at his best, was almost unstoppable, very similar to Rooney when he came on the seen. Played with a great @CPFC side at the time
— Lloyd Robson (@Lloyd_Robson7) November 3, 2020
It was worth the price just to watch Wright and Bright, they really were happy days!
We all want to be back in Selhurst for some more.
— Eagle66 (@66Eagle1905) November 3, 2020
I was there for all those goals. Happy birthday Ian, stil the best player I’ve seen in a Palace shirt.
— Brian Sparrow (@briansparrow191) November 3, 2020
Happy Birthday @IanWright0 always a palace legend ❤️💙such great memories 🙏
— Peter Nagle (@Petenagle1) November 3, 2020
— Donald Ekekhomen (@DonaldEkekhomen) November 3, 2020
What a player! Palace legend hi gave me so much pleasure over the years watching him play for us. Happy birthday Wrighty 🦅❤️💙🦅 https://t.co/GQ3yEZ2OhH
— Paul Maz (@cpfcmaz) November 3, 2020
In other Palace news, have a read of the latest club update that has the fan base very excited here!
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