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Crystal Palace
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace Competitive match results1
Venue W D L F A
@Bristol Rovers: 15 6 7 53 31
@Crystal Palace: 5 2 21 25 57
Neutral venues: 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 20 8 28 78 88
1Match results from the Football League, FA Cup, League Cup,
Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.
Last updated 08:23, 5 May 2008 (CDT).

Bristol Rovers and Crystal Palace have met on 56 occasions in the Football League and in national cup competitions. Palace have the better record with 28 wins to Rovers' 20.

Interestingly, the records for Rovers' biggest win and biggest defeat to Palace came in the same season. The two games in Division Three (South) in 1931-32 finished 6-1 to Rovers at Eastville and 5-0 to Palace in London.


  • Last meeting: 14 August 2007 - Bristol Rovers 1-1 Crystal Palace (Rovers won 4-1 on penalties)
  • Biggest win: 5 September 1931 - Bristol Rovers 6-1 Crystal Palace
  • Biggest defeat: 16 January 1932 - Crystal Palace 5-0 Bristol Rovers
  • Highest aggregate score: 16 March 1927 - Crystal Palace 7-4 Bristol Rovers

Players at both clubs[]

Rovers signed Jeff Hughes from Palace for an undisclosed fee in excess of £100,000 in June 2008. In addition to Hughes some further players to have been on the books of both clubs are listed below.

Other links between the clubs include former Rovers manager Garry Thompson, who was a player for Palace, and Palace player Tom Soares who's brother Louie Soares played a single league game for Rovers in 2005.