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John Sewell




Date of birth



John Sewell moved across London from Charlton in October, 1963, and holds the proud record of being the captain of the first Palace side to win promotion to the top-flight - that memorable 1968/69 season.

In that success of 1969, he made 35 league appearances and led the Glaziers to second place. Sewell took his place and captain’s armband into the top-flight and made 70 appearances there - adding four goals to his name.

His last outing in a Palace shirt was for his testimonial on 13th May, 1971, against F.C. Bruges and an attendance of 9,000 were present to say their thanks for his eight years of service. 

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Signed from Charlton Athletic, 25/10/1963
Debut v Bristol Rovers (H)  26/10/63
Managers at Palace Dick Graham, Arthur Rowe, Bert Head.
Appearances 258 
Goals 9