Joining the Eagles in 2010, the Lewisham-born investor has been a key factor in the success at Selhurst Park in recent seasons.
Saving the club from liquidation 11 years ago with his consortium CPFC 2010 just after the south Londoners had bravely staved off relegation to League One on the last day of the 2009/10 season, few could have predicted that he would currently be involved in a reputable and stable Premier League club today.
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Nevertheless, he has become a popular figure in Croydon due to his commendable contribution to the Palace cause, with the Eagles set to begin a ninth successive season of top-flight football next month.
In light of the post detailing Parish’s birthday, loads of Crystal Palace fans took to Twitter to wish him well on his special day.
CPFC fans react:
Reacting to the club’s official Twitter account, here is how some supporters sent their best wishes to a Selhurst Park “legend” in Parish.
“Happy birthday Boss”
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