Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football club based in Selhurst, London, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. They were founded in 1905 at the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building and played their home games at the FA Cup Final stadium situated inside the historic Palace grounds. The club were forced to leave the Palace in 1915 due to the outbreak of the First World War, and played at Herne Hill Velodrome and the Nest until 1924, when they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.
Palace have had several periods in the top flight during their history. They enjoyed a successful period in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and challenged for the English league title in the 1990–91 season, eventually finishing in third place in the top flight, their highest league position to date. Palace were denied a place in Europe at the end of that season because of the partial UEFA ban on English clubs at that time following the Heysel Stadium disaster. The club became founder members of the Premier League. Palace have also been FA Cup finalists twice, in 1990 and 2016, losing to Manchester United on both occasions.