Palace completed the signing of the French international shot-stopper on a three year deal from Marseille for an undisclosed fee in June 2016 whilst he was away with his national team competing at Euro 2016.
He would remain a part of the squad that finished runners-up on their own turf but didn't see any action during the competing as understudy to Hugo Lloris.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mandanda's career started at Le Havre where he made his professional debut in 2005, before joining Marseille. He made 443 appearances between the posts for L’OM during nine seasons of service at Stade Velodrome where he won one league title and three French League Cups.
He was named Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year on four occasions, and that fine form has seen him capped 24 times for Les Bleus since 2008. He has been named in three European Championship squads as well as going to the 2010 World Cup.
After signing for Palace, he made his debut against Blackpool in the EFL Cup in August 2016, and would feature 10 times for the Eagles in his debut campaign in England.