Proud Jedinak leads Crystal Palace to the Premier League

Mile Jedinak has captained Crystal Palace to glory after they won the Premier League promotion playoff over Watford on Monday afternoon.

Mile Jedinak has captained Crystal Palace to glory after they won the Premier League promotion playoff over Watford on Monday afternoon.

The 28-year old Australian midfielder has capped a meteoric rise by leading the Eagles to England’s top flight just four-and-a-half years after leaving the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners.

Jedinak, who was Palace’s Player of the Year, was absolutely thrilled to see the South London club progress to the heights of the Barclays Premier League.

"Immensely proud - a dream come true,'' said Jedinak after Palace Watford courtesy of a Kevin Phillips penalty in extra-time at Wembley.

"It means everything, it means the world to be honest.

"I'm feeling so many things at the moment but most of all just proud of my team and my teammates for making this all possible.''

Jedinak, who joined Palace from Turkish club Genclerbirligi in June 2011, will lead his side into battle in the world’s most popular football league next season, joining Cardiff City and Hull City, who also gained promotion from the Championship.

 
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