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Crystal Palace: Fans praise Damien Delaney following crazy statistic

Crystal Palace: Fans praise Damien Delaney following crazy statistic - Crystal Palace

A lot of the Crystal Palace fanbase are showing their appreciation for former defender Damien Delaney after a bizarre statistic about the player was posted on Twitter.

According to OptaJoe, the centre-back’s first appearance for Palace in the Premier League against Tottenham came 11 years and 155 days after his previous game in England’s top flight, which was for Leicester City in March 2002. This is a record gap between two appearances in the division.

The Irishman signed on a free transfer in 2012 from Ipswich Town and was already 30 years-old by the time he arrived at Selhurst Park, per Transfermarkt. So it is crazy to see that the defender then spent around six years at the heart of the defence, being key to the club’s promotion in 2013, via BBC Sport and then being crucial in keeping the club in England’s top flight.

He went on to make 193 appearances for the Eagles, via Transfermarkt and is still adored by the fanbase for his career in South London.

Loads of Palace fans were left raving about him after seeing the tweet, with one suggesting he “absolutely owned [Diego] Costa” in a game against Chelsea. Here is what some had to say…

Palace fans, is Delaney a legend at the club? Comment below!


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