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UPDATED 12:31 28th May 2015

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Argentine stopper Speroni is a legend at Selhurst Park, winning a record four Player of the Year awards and celebrated a decade at the club with a testimonial against former club Dundee in May 2015 a week after signing a one-year contract extension with the club whom he has made a record amount of league appearances as a goalkeeper.


Speroni first came to attention in the UK when he played over 100 games for Dundee after joining them as a 22-year-old from Platense in 2001. During his time in the SPL, he was recognised as one of the best keepers in Scotland and it was reported that he was close to receiving a call-up to the Argentina national team.


He arrived in SE25 in the summer of 2004 but his first two seasons saw him largely play understudy to Gabor Kiraly, but in the few games he did play he showed his shot-stopping abilities and agility.


Following Kiraly's move away from Selhurst in 2007, Speroni stepped into the vacant goalkeeping role and never looked back. His form since has been nothing short of exceptional and he was named Player of the Year three seasons in a row from 2007/08 to 2009/10.


Speroni became a virtual ever present during that spell, and the Argentine cemented his place in Selhurst Park folklore with a string of outstanding saves against Brighton and Watford in the Championship play-offs which helped Palace gain promotion in May 2013, earning Speroni a second crack at English football's top flight, and he took that chance with both hands. 

The Argentine was superb between the sticks for Palace and made many crucial saves throughout the campaign to ensure the Eagles remained in the top-flight which led to a fourth award, and he continued to impress in 2014/15 as he edged closer to 400 games for the Eagles.