When Palace were facing defeat against Norwich City early in 2020, Roy Hodgson turned to the famed south London Academy for inspiration.
Brandon Pierrick came on for Martin Kelly in the 82nd minute and in doing so achieved two things: the forward became the second youngest Premier League debutant for the Eagles and he also changed the game.
The teenager teed up Wilfried Zaha for the assist that was turned home by Connor Wickham for a late equaliser.
That night Pierrick became the 35th player since 2004 to go from Crystal Palace Academy to first-team appearance-maker.
Since then, Tyrick Mitchell has joined his young teammate in appearing for Palace in a first-team league clash.
Click through the gallery above to relive all the south London and proud Academy graduates that the club have produced.
- An invitation for you and one guest to watch the first-team train, take part in a signing session, and enjoy a tour of the Training Ground.
- An invitation for you and one guest to visit the new Academy site for a tour.
- Receive one Season Ticket for the Under-23s next season.
- Receive a £10 gift card to be spent in the Club Shop or online.
- Receive a limited edition enamel pin badge.
- Have your name listed as an Academy Founder Member on a wall at the Academy Reception
Whilst we are continuing to move forward with the project there are always more educational and physical facilities we can add and new players we can recruit to help fulfil our goal of being the leading Academy in the UK. We can promise you any money offered in this way will be specifically targeted there and will not go to waste.