Date: 24th February 2016 at 6:31pm
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Name: Wilfried Zaha
Position: Forward

There is no one that arguably defines what Crystal Palace are about more than their winger, Wilfried Zaha. Born in the Ivory Coast but spending most of his childhood in Croydon, the speedy winger joined the Eagles academy at the age of 12.

His rise to stardom saw him break into the first-team, become a key player and then agree a move to Manchester United to play under the watchful eye of Sir Alex Ferguson in January 2013.

But he barely featured under new manager David Moyes, before being sent out on loan to Cardiff City where he flopped. Manager Louis Van Gaal decided on his return that he didn’t rate him either.

A successful loan spell back to Palace was made permanent in January 2015, two years after leaving. He has thrived back in South London, with him and Yannick Bolasie causing defenders headaches on either flank.

Zaha is the kind of tricky winger that England doesn’t seem to bring through regularly, and the freedom he has at Selhurst Park has allowed him to flourish. If he keeps up this form, the affectionately nicknamed ‘Wilf’ will surely add to his two England caps.

 
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