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George Wood




Date of birth



George Wood was an ever-present for nearly three seasons and put together a run of 100 consecutive league games, which began when he made his Palace debut.

READ MORE: 1969-1984: Allison's and Venables' Eagles 

He was at the club for five years after being signed in 1983 by Alan Mullery from Arsenal. However, his best times were to be his final two seasons with the club’s fortunes beginning to change under Steve Coppell, who had joined a year after Wood signed.

Those final two campaigns saw Palace finish fifth and sixth and in 1986 the goalkeeper was named the club’s Player of the Season.

READ MORE: 1984-1993: The Coppell Years

Signed from Arsenal, August 1983
Debut v Manchester City (H) 27/8/1983
Managers at Palace Alan Mullery, Steve Coppell.  
Appearances 221