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Crystal Palace tribute to Jedinak with chairman's award

Crystal Palace have paid tribute to former club captain Mile Jedinak.

Following his recent retirement, Jedinak has received the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Crystal Palace Football Club from Steve Parish.

Parish said: “[Jedinak] is a very special player, a very special person. He's just retired from the game. When he arrived he came to us from Turkey, I think we had to pay the princely sum of £50,000 to secure his services. From the moment he arrived, he was a massive, massive presence at the club.

"He drove the team and probably drove me. Sometimes Mile was most unhappy when we'd won - in the dressing room afterwards. [He had] such high standards that he expected of himself and everybody around him.

"Promotions are won on the pitch but they're also won with the attitude: 46 games, Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday. And nobody had a better attitude, nobody was more robust, nobody drove everybody on, expected more from everybody and delivered more himself than Mile Jedinak. It's an absolute privilege and a pleasure to give him an award."

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