Richard Harkouk was born in Chelsea but became an Algerian international who gained four caps. A winger, 'Rash the Smash' signed for Palace in 1976 when the club were languishing in the old Third Division and quickly established himself as a fan favourite scoring a wonderful solo goal on his debut against Brighton, who Palace would go on to play five times over the course of a tempestuous season. For Harkouk, the fan favourite soon became the legend after he came on as a sub against Wrexham to help secure a 4-2 win and promotion to the second tier with another magnificent goal. He went on to make sixty three appearances for the Eagles, scoring an impressive twenty three goals. Bizarrely enough, Harkouk's life took a drastic turn and he was later jailed for 28 months in 2011 for conspiring to supply illegal drugs.