Wilfried Zaha stormed onto the scene on the opening day of the 2010/11 season when he was given his full professional debut by former manager George Burley.
Starting up front alongside Alan Lee, he marked his first start with a smartly taken goal to give the Eagles the lead in a 3-2 win over Leicester City.
Fast, strong and full of tricks, Zaha, who qualifies for both England and the Ivory Coast, has been tipped for a bright future by the Palace management, as witnessed by his appearances for the England Under 19s.
After making his debut, Wilfried went on to feature heavily for the Eagles in 2010/12, making a total of 44 appearances in all competitions in addition to signing a new four-and-a-half year contract in November 2010.
With Palace battling off a host of Premier League suitors, Wilf took last season in his stride, showing everyone why he is so highly rated inside and out of Selhurst Park.
The winger proved a constant nuisance and even gave Manchester United's defence the runaround during the Eagle's Carling Cup victory over the Red Devils.
Zaha would finish the season with 41 league appearances, six goals and plenty of assists for his team mates leading to his selection as Palace's young player of the year and included in Team GB's final 35.