A Premier League footballer who made his fame at Crystal Palace has been convicted for possessing Class A and B drugs.

Chris Armstrong, 45, was caught with cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis during a police raid in West Kensington in July.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker pleaded guilty to the drugs charges when he appeared at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court and was fined £375.

Armstrong told The Sun yesterday: “I don’t have a drug problem.”

He became the club's top-scorer with 23 league goals in 1992 during the inaugural Premier League season, before he was sold to Spurs for £4,500,000. 

Back in 1995 he was banned from the game for about a month after failing a drugs test.

He was the first Premier League player to fail the test after cannabis was discovered in his system.

The former footballer, who retired in 2005, played for Wrexham, Millwall and Palace before going onto Spurs and Bolton Wanderers.