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Jimmy Wilde




Date of birth



Jimmy Wilde is a former club captain, a role he held for six seasons. Wilde was a regular throughout his eight campaigns with the Glaziers after joining in 1928.

The defender made his debut in an FA Cup tie against Kettering Town and immediately made the centre-back spot his own with a victory against the Poppies in this game, kickstarting a 17-match unbeaten run for Palace.

Wilde made his mark in Palace colours in the heart of defence but was also regularly deployed in the wing-half positions.

After his days as a first-team player came to a close Wilde chose to stay and help others on the training field to get their first-team break in a coaching capacity.

READ MORE: How one of England’s most iconic sportsmen shaped Crystal Palace 

Signed from Army, 17/11/28
Debut  v Kettering Town (h) 24/11/1924
Managers at Palace Fred Mavin, Jack Tresadern, Tom Bromilow, R.S. Moyes
Appearances 293
Goals 6