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Fact file: Clinton Morrison

August 8 2008

Clinton Morrison

Clinton Morrison

Clinton Morrison has brought the curtain down on a second spell with Crystal Palace. We chart the highs and lows of Palace's joint-third all-time top scorer.

1979

Clinton Morrison is born in Tooting, South London, on May 14.

1998

May - Handed his debut against Sheffield Wednesday as an 82nd minute sub and the 18-year-old former trainee scores a last-minute winning goal.

September - Makes his full Palace debut and scores in the League Cup win over Bury.

1999

May - Ends the campaign as top scorer with 13 goals from 42 games.

2000

May - Finishes up with 15 goals and top scorer for the season in 33 matches.

2001

May - Hits 19 goals as top scorer during the 2000-01 campaign from 56 appearances as Palace beat relegation from Division One on the last day.

June - O'Morrison makes his Republic of Ireland U21 debut against Portugal at Tolka Park.

August - Scores on his international debut for the Republic of Ireland against Croatia. Eventually goes on to win 36 caps and score nine goals for the Republic.

2002

May - Makes his best-ever goal tally for a season with 24 goals from 49 matches and is the club's top scorer for the fourth season in a row.

Goes to the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea with the Ireland squad but doesn't play.

July - Moves to the Premier League with Birmingham City in a 3.5million deal plus Andy Johnson.

2003

May - Only manages six goals in his debut season with Birmingham.

2004

May - Five goals is his return for the 2003-04 season.

2005

May - His third and final season with Birmingham yields five goals.

August - Returns to Crystal Palace for 2million after a relatively unhappy spell with the Blues.

2006

May - Morrison nets 13 goals out of 43 games in his first season back at Palace.

2007

May - The striker gets 12 goals in 44 appearances for the 2006/07 season, finishing as top scorer.

November - Nets his 100th Crystal Palace goal in the 1-1 draw against QPR.

2008

February - Makes his 300th Crystal Palace appearance (v Charlton).

May - Ends the 2007/08 term as top scorer again with 16 goals from 47 games - his best total for six years.

August - Joins Coventry City on a free transfer after being told he no longer featured in manager Neil Warnock's plans. It ends his eight-year association over two periods with Palace.

Has chalked up 316 games for Palace, making him 11th on the all-time appearances list.

His 113 goals makes him the joint-third highest Palace scorer of all time. He finishes with the same number of goals as Mark Bright and only the great Peter Simpson and Ian Wright have netted more.

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