• Monday Sep 02, 2013

    Jamaica’s Mariappa joins Crystal Palace

    Adrian Mariappa (pictured) joined Crystal Palace on September 2 after the English Premier League side agreed to a transfer deal with Reading. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    LONDON, England – English Premier League side Crystal Palace announced Monday that it has completed a deal for the transfer of Jamaica international Adrian Mariappa from the Championship’s Reading for an undisclosed fee.

    Mariappa played last season in the Premier League with the Royals, joining them after seven years with Watford. The defender has won 12 caps for Jamaica, appearing in 10 World Cup qualifying matches for Brazil 2014.

     “I'm delighted to be joining Palace and playing in the Premier League again,” Mariappa told Crystal Palace’s website (www.cpfc.co.uk).  “It's something everyone dreams of doing.

    “Playing there last season was a great challenge as it is the biggest league in the world and you're playing against the best players, so when this opportunity came to me I jumped at it.  I want to prove I can play at this level and I'm sure that will be the same for everyone in the squad as we aim to stay in the Premier League.”

    The London-born, 26-year-old made his debut for Jamaica on May 18, 2012, in a 1-0 friendly win over Guyana.  He was ejected in the Reggae Boyz’ last qualifier on June 11, a 2-0 loss at Honduras, after receiving two cautions and is suspended for Friday’s encounter at Panama.

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