Yesterday Crystal Palace posted a video of former goalkeeper Julian Speroni, as it was a year to the day (11 May 2019) that the player had his final training session for the club, and a lot of Eagles fans were getting emotional at the footage.
Many players come and go, some will be remembered for many years, whilst others will be easily forgotten. However, Speroni falls into a unique category as he will be someone that the Palace faithful will want to tell future generations about as what it truly means to be a player at the south London club.
Is Speroni a club legend?
The Argentine rocked up at the club as a relative unknown in his early 20s from Scottish side Dundee, as per Transfermarkt, and 15 years, 402 appearances and 110 clean sheets later, he would leave a legend.
Countless times he has helped Palace to pick up three points and his heroic saves in the 2013 Championship playoffs in both the semi-final second leg against Brighton and in the final against Watford are a huge reason as to why the Eagles are in the Premier League today.
Here is what these Palace fans had to say following the tweet:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) May 11, 2020
Thanks Monday morning ruined.
— 〽️’ (@MTEDx) May 11, 2020
Get this man a role at the club, don’t even care what 😔
— Daniel Angus (@DanielAngus6) May 11, 2020
Almost teared up watching this 🥺
— Eoin (@yateseoincpfc) May 11, 2020
Bring him home, in some sort of ambassador role, anything he’s a real club LEGEND
— Frankienanas (@frankienanas) May 11, 2020
Statue needed for the new stand
— Will (@longlivewilll) May 11, 2020
Nice one. About to make a massively important phone call for work and now I feel like my Mrs has left me. Wasn’t ready for that. 😭❤️💙
— Ryan Cunningham (@Ryceezy) May 11, 2020
Palace fans, is Speroni the biggest legend to play for the club? Comment below with your thoughts!
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