Free agent Hangeland signs short-term deal with Crystal Palace

Brede Hangeland playing for Fulham against West Bromwich Albion Pic: Nick Sarebi

Brede Hangeland playing for Fulham against West Bromwich Albion. Pic: Nick Sarebi

Former Fulham captain Brede Hangeland has signed a one-year contract with Crystal Palace following his release at the end of last season from the relegated Cottagers.

The 33-year-old spent six-and-a-half years at Fulham, making over 200 appearances, including playing the full 120 minutes of the 2010 Europa League Final defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Hangeland will face competition for a starting place in the Eagles defensive line-up from the likes of Scott Dann and Damien Delaney, but is happy to play a role as part of “a good group of players.”

Speaking to, the Norway captain said: “I just want to be part of a good group of players, working for a good manager, working really hard and driving something in the right direction.

“I’m delighted to be here. I look forward to helping out and doing the best I can for this club,” said Hangeland.

“I thought the atmosphere here was fantastic and obviously the fans had a lot to be happy about come the end of the season,” he added, citing the Eagles’ notable finish of eleventh place, which earned manager Tony Pulis the award of Premier League manager of the year.

Hangeland made his Palace debut yesterday (August 2) in the three-nil friendly win against Forest Green Rovers, with fellow new signing Frazier Campbell scoring a hat-trick.



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