Scott Dann Leaves Crystal Palace After Seven Years at Club

Scott Dann

Crystal Palace have confirmed the departure of Scott Dann after a seven-year stay at Selhurst Park. The centre-back leaves the south London side following the expiration of his contract.

It has been reported that Palace were keen to offer Dann a new short-term contract, but the defender opted against signing it to seek pastures new.

Scott Dann Leaves Crystal Palace

An Excellent Servant of the Club

Dann, 34, played a crucial role in ensuring the retention of Palace’s Premier League status in the last few seasons. He joined Palace in January 2014 from Blackburn Rovers and went on to make 181 appearances for the Eagles, scoring on 16 occasions.

He was named the club’s Player of the Season in 2014/15, and the Players’ Player of the Season in the following campaign.

The veteran central defender also played a part in Palace’s run to the FA Cup final in 2016, which ultimately culminated in a narrow 2-1 defeat in extra time to Manchester United.

What Was Said?

Speaking on his departure, Dann told the club’s website: “I want to put on record my thanks to the managers, teammates, and backroom staff I’ve worked with during these enjoyable seven years at the club. I feel like I’ve gone through everything you can as a footballer in this time, and I am proud to have served and captained Crystal Palace.

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Palace fans who’ve been incredible from the moment I joined. This has been a chapter of my career that I’ll never forget, and I wish the team and the club all the best for the coming season and beyond.”

Palace chairman Steve Parish added: “Scott has been a magnificent player and club servant since 2014, and I’d like to personally thank him for his immense contribution and his professionalism over the years.

“Scott was a great leader on the pitch and served the club as captain during his time with us. He leaves with the utmost respect of everyone at the club – and we wish him well for the future.”

 

Main Photo

Embed from Getty Images