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Top 10 Palace England players

March 23 2011

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We pick out the top 10 Crystal Palace players who have been capped by England.

10. Andy Gray 1 cap (1 total)

Formed a formidable partnership with Geoff Thomas in the Palace midfield and won a deserved England cap against Poland in November 1991.

9. Jack Alderson 1 (1)

Was the first Palace goalkeeper to play for England when he turned out for his country against France in Paris, in May 1923.

8. Johnny Byrne 1 (11)

Stylish forward was Palace's first England international in 38 years when he made his England bow as a Third Division player against Northern Ireland at Wembley in November 1961.

7. Andy Johnson 2 (5)

The highest English goalscorer in the 2004/05 Premier League campaign came on as a second half sub in the 0-0 with Holland.

6. John Salako 5 (5)

Exciting winger played a number of matches during England's Australasia tour in June 1991, making his Three Lions bow against Australia.

5. Nigel Martyn 3 (23)

The first Palace goalkeeper to gain England honours since Jack Alderson, the Cornishman perhaps would have won more caps had he not stayed so loyal to the Eagles.

4. Ian Wright 5 (33)

Banging in the goals for Palace in the top flight, it was no surprise when he was called up for England in February 1991 by Graham Taylor in a friendly against Cameroon.

3. Peter Taylor 4 (4)

Speedy winger was selected for his country despite playing in the Third Division with Palace and netted two goals in his first two international games.

2. Geoff Thomas 9 (9)

Arguably the best English midfielder in the country during Palace's 1991 top flight third place finish, England never lost when the midfielder was in the team.

1. Kenny Sansom 9 (86)

Palace youth system graduate was England's most capped full-back before recently overtaken by former Eagles player Ashley Cole.

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