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 during their early years the club played at the FA Cup Final stadium situated inside the historic Palace grounds. The outbreak of the First World War forced the club to leave the Palace in 1915, and it was in 1924 that they eventually moved to their current home at Selhurst Park.
Since 1964, Palace have mostly played in the top two leagues of English football. The club had a successful period in the top flight in the late 1980s and early 1990s and challenged for the English league title in the 1990–91 season, eventually finishing in third place, their highest league position to date. Palace were denied entry into European competition at the end of that season due to the partial UEFA ban on English clubs following the Heysel Stadium disaster. It was during this period that the club became founding members of the Premier League. Palace have reached the FA Cup final twice and finished runners-up to Manchester United on both occasions in 1990 and 2016.