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Jack Little

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

25/01/1885

Signed

After the recommencement of competitive football following World War 1, Jack Little was to take his place at right-back in a Palace side that was to become his home for seven seasons.

Little’s debut for the club was against Northampton Town, the first home game of the 1919/20 season, played at The Nest, Little’s former home ground from when he played for Croydon Common.

He was part of the club’s progress from the Southern League to the Third Division, winning the title in their first season under Edmund Goodman at the end of the 1920/21 season.

Over half of Little’s appearances for Palace were in Division Two of the Football League, playing four seasons at that level before the club suffered relegation to Division Three South for the 1925/26 campaign.

That proved to be the defender’s final season at the club, playing in his final game at the age of 41 and his services were rewarded with a benefit game at Selhurst Park where over 7,000 fans turned up to show their appreciation.

Signed from Croydon Common, 1919
Debut v Northampton Town (H) 30/8/1919
Managers at Palace Edmund Goodman, Alex Maley.
Appearances 261

 

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