Watford

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1.2m fans
Ranked: 14th in Premier League

Watford Football Club is a professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, currently playing in the Premier League. Founded in 1881 as Watford Rovers, the club entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1886, and the Southern League a decade later. After finishing the 1914–15 season as Southern League champions under the management of Harry Kent, Watford joined the Football League in 1920. The club played at several grounds in its early history, before moving to a permanent location at Vicarage Road in 1922, where it remains. Watford spent most of the following half century in the lower divisions of The Football League, changing colours and crest on multiple occasions.

England manager Graham Taylor's tenure at the club saw Watford scale new heights. Between Taylor's appointment in 1977 and departure in 1987, Watford rose from the Fourth Division to the First Division. The team finished second in the First Division in the 1982–83 season, competed in the UEFA Cup in 1983–84, and also reached the 1984 FA Cup Final. Watford experienced a decade of decline between 1987 and 1997, before Taylor returned as full-time manager, leading the team to successive promotions from the renamed Second Division to the Premier League for one season in 1999–2000. The club experienced a further one season stint in the top division of English football during the 2006–07 season, under Aidy Boothroyd's management; eight years in the Championship followed. Watford secured promotion in 2014–15, and have remained in the Premier League since the 2015–16 season.

Watford is owned by the Pozzo family, which also owns Udinese Calcio in Italy and previously Granada CF in Spain. Sir Elton John, who owned Watford during both of Graham Taylor's successful periods as manager, served alongside Taylor as the club's joint Honorary Life President until 2008, only to later resume the role he shared alongside Graham Taylor until Taylor's death.

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The Watford Squad

1. André Carrillo Watford 2.1m fans 736.6
2. Nathaniel Chalobah Watford 808.9k fans 581.5
3. Gerard Deulofeu Watford 404.5k fans 508.8
4. Troy Deeney Watford 234.2k fans 441.8
5. Odion Ighalo Watford 174.1k fans 431.6
6. Daryl Janmaat Watford 134.7k fans 420.7
7. José Holebas Watford 190.7k fans 410.4
8. Younès Kaboul Watford 181.2k fans 407.5
9. Heurelho Gomes Watford 170.7k fans 400.2
10. Stefano Okaka Watford 124.0k fans 352.6
11. Sebastian Prödl Watford 121.6k fans 349.7
12. Roberto Pereyra Watford 104.9k fans 348.2
13. Andre Gray Watford 72.2k fans 283.9
14. Molla Wagué Watford 52.0k fans 278.1
15. Will Hughes Watford 64.6k fans 272.9
16. Abdoulaye Doucouré Watford 39.8k fans 223.2
17. Marvin Zeegelaar Watford 29.0k fans 193.2
18. Didier Ndong Watford 22.2k fans 173.1
19. Domingos Quina Watford 21.1k fans 167.5
20. Kiko Femenía Watford 15.1k fans 139.9
21. Adrian Mariappa Watford 7.2k fans 109.9
22. Christian Kabasele Watford 6.1k fans 104.0
23. Craig Cathcart Watford No fans 74.9
24. Orestis Karnezis Watford No fans 50.0
25. Dodi Lukebakio Watford No fans 0.6
26. Miguel Angel Britos Watford No fans 0.0
27. Tom Cleverley Watford No fans 0.0
28. Étienne Capoue Watford No fans 0.0

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💛 | What an incredible night!

The class of 1998/99 reunited for a very special evening, 20 years on!

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Paul Robinson, favourite ever WFC player. Amazing era

A great night, a pleasure to have met them all, respect for GT was immense,

Awesome bunch of lads! Real team spirit! Great period for the club

Richard Johnson❤️

Be great to have some names with the photos please

Those were the days.

Great pics, makes me feel old!!

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1 day ago

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Happy Birthday Nathaniel Chalobah 🎊

Any excuse to watch this 🚀 again! 🙌

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY | CHALOBAH

 

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Pietro Geremia never forget this one mate 🚀

Jay Faergemann Thomas Ambrose £5m

What a day Liam Cella

Happy birthday

AGAIN WATFIRD WILL PLAY LIKE WOMEN AND WILL LOSE 0-3

Quality player 👍

Great goal but we need more!

Fantastic memories

Nate Disley :)

Very happy bday Nate, you’re a bloody superstar and we’re lucky to have you! I really hope you get more games under your belt!

Nice shot 😈

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2 days ago

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🎬 | Behind the scenes at Goodison Park!

Enjoy tunnel access and some familiar faces as #watfordfc faced Everton Football Club last night!

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2 days ago

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👉 Domingos Quina made his first Premier League start for Watford in the 2-2 against Everton. What did you make of the youngster's performance?

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Touches - 51
Passes - 37
Passing Acc % - 76
Key Passes - 1
Recoveries - 9

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An excellent debut for Quina. He seemed to fit right in and showed great maturity for a young lad. Chalobah started slowly but got more into the game in the later stages. Don't forget, he is coming off a very serious injury and has had limited playing time this season.

Impressed, Well done Domingos.

keep him on but dont leave Hughes out please.

He was great. Hope we keep him

Quina was fantastic - he stopped a few chances that would have given Everton easy goals - absolutely fantastic game for him!

Did well but chalobah was dreadful in this game and the man City game

Shame he got taken off early

Very good debut.

Did well. Very sharp 👍

Parabéns Domingos Quina que tenhas muita sorte neste teu novo clube Watford FC que ajudes a alcançar os objetivos do clube e teus também

Very promising.

Trying different things and getting better results 👏

Excellent, looks a good prospect, but needs continuous games, not the odd one.

The boy did well 👏👏👏

Superb. Keeps Hughes out the side in my opinion

Solid, available to take the ball under pressure, not phased. Also broke up play at key points. Fantastic...even better than against city

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3 days ago

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FT | Everton 2-2 #watfordfc

Gutting 😲

Two goals in three minutes - a Coleman own-goal & Doucoure's header - as well as Foster's save from a Sigurdsson penalty, seemed to have clinched all three points, but Digne converted a free-kick deep into injury time to equalise.
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FT | Everton 2-2 #watfordfc

Gutting 😲

Two goals in three minutes - a Coleman own-goal & Doucoures header - as well as Fosters save from a Sigurdsson penalty, seemed to have clinched all three points, but Digne converted a free-kick deep into injury time to equalise.

 

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As an Everton fan all I will say is you bossed us and deserved the win 100%. First goal was off side Mina very lucky to be on the pitch Fair play Watford you were the better team and we robbed a point

Ridiculous from Kabasele, the most ill disciplined, stupid player I’ve seen for a while. Time for him to go

Kabasele has to learn he has cost Watford so many points this season, another penalty and a stupid free kick

Was under a minute away from beating one of the most overrated managers out there. Heads up 🐝🐝

Great 2nd half would have been happy with 1pt before so hard to take at the end.

Well played lads!: showed great fight and character Difficult place to go! Impressed with Deeney and Quinna tonight

What a shambles again by Kabasele! I’ve said for three years our defence needs overhauling! Where the f**k is Kaboul, Prodl and Britos? If they’re no good, get rid. Take Kabasele with them. Two challenges tonight he didn’t need to go for. Absolute shambles. Based on his performance this season we might as well sign Danny Shittu up, or give Robbo a year.

Impressive performance from the majority of players tonight. There was a real urgency and an overall great attitude and will to win

Kabasele should walk home and be sold . Not the first time he’s done this .

Overall what a game! But Kabasele ...he’s been a liability this season. Ben Foster: Top man. Where did Six minutes of extra time come from??

Kabasele gave them the goal and penalty

Great second half. Deserved 3 points. But some tough calls with the offside goal, no foul on Success (prob a second yellow), and six minutes from somewhere! We’re a good side and we’ll be ok. Just stop the silly stuff boys. (Stupid pens and handballs).

Great effort by the team - hard to beat a team of 14

Football suicide from kabasele

troy deeney after the match

Kevin Friend once again making WFC play against 12 men...but Kabasele, another yellow, a penalty and a divisive free kick...otherwise, very well done boys...keep that going every Saturday.

Kabasele, I wonder what goes through his head at important stages in the game. Liability.

Could have been worse! We showed strength to fight. Roll on Cardiff 🐝🙏🏻

For the fourth or fifth game we're robbed by poor refereeing, should have been playing 10 men as we should at Southampton. These blokes are supposed to be fulltime professionals, if you cocked up that often you'd be sacked.

I love you team Watford. Well played Sema 👏

Images of the ref before the match. 2-1 to Watford. 6 mins stoppage? Clear off side, missed red card and debatable decisions.

Great free kick by Digne but if Kabasale wasn't such a clumsy liability Everton never would have had it.

BUT ... we didn’t give the snake called Silva the win he so craved !!

I’m happy with a point, obviously I’m gutted that we hard all three points until the 96 minute, but it is what it is. We go again on Saturday at home to Cardiff City FC.

Devasted, absolutely devasted..... Bossed them. Kabasele please go back to Belgium.

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