Crystal Palace legend Julian Speroni to leave Eagles this summer

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Crystal Palace have confirmed that club legend Julian Speroni will move on this summer.

The Buenos Aires-born goalkeeper turns 40 next weekend and has played more than 400 matches for the Eagles.

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “Julian has devoted the best 15 years of his playing career to our club, and will go down in the record books.

“But perhaps more importantly, will be remembered as a true club legend by all Palace fans and everyone at the club. 

“You just don’t get many people like Julian in elite football any more – he is a model professional, ultra-committed, immensely loyal, and has set impeccable standards to his team-mates down the years.  

“His contribution to this club cannot be overstated, and we will be eternally grateful for his service.”

“Everyone involved with the club would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Julian for his years of enormous contribution to Crystal Palace FC over almost 15 years, and look forward to celebrating his Palace career on Sunday with supporters. 

“We wish Julian the very best for the future, and will always welcome him back with open arms to Selhurst Park in the years to come.”

Speroni won Palace’s Player of the Year award a record four times.

He featured 405 times for the Eagles and has kept a club record 112 clean sheets. Three of those shutouts came in the successful 2013 Championship play-off campaign.

Speroni signed a one-year deal last summer to make it 15 campaigns in SE25.

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