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Edgar Davids leaves Crystal Palace

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Edgar Davids
Davids won 74 caps for the Netherlands

Crystal Palace have confirmed that former Ajax, AC Milan and Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids has left Selhurst Park.

The 37-year-old arrived at Palace on a pay-as-you-play deal in August having been without a club since leaving Ajax in 2008.

He told his own website: "Today I have decided that my journey as a player of Crystal Palace FC has come to an end."

The former Netherlands international made only seven starts for the Eagles.

Davids added: "I want to thank all the people who supported me and gave me one of the greatest experiences of my life."

A statement on Crystal Palace's website read: "The club would like to thank Edgar for his time here and wish him all the best of luck for the future."


Davids began his career at Ajax in 1991, and went on to win a Champions League winners medal in 1995 in a side that included Patrick Kluivert, Edwin van der Sar and Finidi George.

A year after that success, he left the Dutch side to join AC Milan.

But Davids failed to make an impression at the Rossoneri, making just 15 appearances during a year-long stay before completing a £5.3m move to Juventus.

The Surinam-born midfielder went on to make 135 Serie A starts for the Old Lady, but left in 2004 for a stint at Barcelona and then Inter Milan.

He joined Spurs in 2005 where he made 40 league appearances, before returning to Ajax in 2007.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old striker Wilfried Zaha has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

Zaha has scored once in 14 appearances for the Eagles this season.

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