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Crystal Palace Player Profiles

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UPDATED 03:46 2nd June 2016

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Now established as one of the first names on Alan Pardew's teamsheet, Dann capped a brilliant first full season at the club by winning Palace's Player of the Year award for 2014/15, and followed that up with the inaugural Players' Player of the Year accolade 12 months later as he ended the following season as the Premier League's top goalscoring defender with five strikes as he proved his ability in both penalty areas.

He was signed for an undisclosed fee from Blackburn Rovers on transfer deadline day in January 2014 to bolster the Eagles' survival bid, and the Liverpudlian helped ensure that was achieved by playing his part in keeping five clean sheets during the final 10 games of the campaign.

Dann had spent two-and-a-half years with the Ewood Park outfit, making just over a century of appearances and captaining the side having begun his professional career with Walsall. After loan spells at Danish side Koge BK, Reddich United and Hednesford Town, he made his Saddlers bow in 2005 and helped Walsall to the League Two title in 2006/07 before making the step up to the Championship with Coventry City in January 2008.

After impressing during his 18 months there, Dann was snapped up by Premier League side Birmingham City for £3.5 million and made 50 top-flight appearances for the club in two seasons.

Following the Blues' relegation in 2011, he joined Rovers where he became a mainstay in the side before moving to Palace, scoring his first goal for the club back in his home city during the Eagles' 3-2 win against Everton in April 2014.

He would find the back of the net four more times for Palace the following season as he helped them finish in the top half of the table for the first time since 1992, and was handed the Player of the Year award.