Many Crystal Palace fans are praising former goalkeeper Julian Speroni after a fan posted an appreciation for the player on Twitter.
The Argentinian arrived from Scottish side Dundee for £900,000 back in 2004, per Transfermarkt, and went on to make 402 appearances for the Eagles before his retirement in 2019.
He was pivotal in helping the side get promoted to the Premier League as he made two world class saves during the playoffs, one against Brighton in the 2-0 victory at the Amex, via BBC Sport, and the other against Watford at Wembley, denying Troy Deeney the chance to score, via BBC Sport.
He is loved by all at the club, and you can tell this from the replies to the post. He will definitely go down in Palace history as a legend. He even managed to have a testimonial at the club, via Crystal Palace, highlighting how crucial a player he was to the club for over ten years.
Here is what fans had to say about the goalkeeper, one even named him a “true Palace legend“:
— PalaceEagles (@PalaceEaglesc0m) April 21, 2020
True gent! Met him at his restuarant twice, time for supporter’s and knew he lived a privileged life as a footballer. Im pretty sure a lot don’t….
— Jon C (@JonCook63456582) April 21, 2020
LEGEND JULES Declan
— Declan Frayne🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪☘️🍀 (@declan_frayne) April 21, 2020
Absolute hero. ❤️💙
— Lee (@Nelson_Muntz23) April 21, 2020
He’ll be missed
— Colin Stoutt (@StouttColin) April 22, 2020
He came to a church quiz night fundraiser down my way, spent time with each team and had a chat with us after, got to ask him a few Palace related questions and a few about his personal life. A very open and honest man, true Palace Legend. Won’t mention his debut 😆
— Dean Smythe (@DeanSmythe1) April 21, 2020
And a man that knew the mop hair had to go !!!!! Legend
— KD (@twenty3thirty1) April 21, 2020
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