Date of birth
Paul Hinshelwood was selected for a trial after a recommendation to the club from former manager, Arthur Rowe.
Having signed in 1971 as a striker, Hinshelwood changed position in 1976, and slotted in at right-back. He was part of a back four that was a major reason for the club’s rise from the Third Division to the top-tier of English football.
For the two campaign that Palace were in Division One, the Bristol-born defender was named the fans’ Player of the Season.
|Signed from||Trainee, 14/8/1971|
|Debut||v Blackpool (a) 17/9/73|
|Managers at Palace||Bert Head, Malcolm Allison, Terry Venables, Ernie Walley, Dario Gradi, Steve Kember, Alan Mullery|