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 nearby Herne Hill Velodrome and the Nest until 1924, when they moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.
Since 1964, Palace have mainly played in the top two leagues of English football and enjoyed a successful period in the top flight in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The club achieved their highest ever league finish of third place in the top flight in the 1990–91 season which saw them denied a place in Europe only because of the partial UEFA ban on English clubs at that time following the Heysel Stadium disaster. It was also during this period that the club reached the 1990 FA Cup Final and they became founding members of the Premier League. Palace reached another FA Cup final in 2016.