Watford

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2.3m fans
Ranked: 13th 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 758.0
2. Nathaniel Chalobah Watford 808.9k fans 602.9
3. Gerard Deulofeu Watford 404.5k fans 508.8
4. Troy Deeney Watford 234.2k fans 463.3
5. Odion Ighalo Watford 174.1k fans 453.0
6. Daryl Janmaat Watford 134.7k fans 442.1
7. José Holebas Watford 190.7k fans 431.8
8. Younès Kaboul Watford 181.2k fans 428.9
9. Heurelho Gomes Watford 170.7k fans 421.6
10. Stefano Okaka Watford 124.0k fans 374.0
11. Sebastian Prödl Watford 121.6k fans 371.1
12. Roberto Pereyra Watford 104.9k fans 348.2
13. Andre Gray Watford 72.2k fans 305.3
14. Molla Wagué Watford 52.0k fans 299.5
15. Will Hughes Watford 64.6k fans 294.3
16. Abdoulaye Doucouré Watford 39.8k fans 244.6
17. Marvin Zeegelaar Watford 29.0k fans 214.6
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 161.3
21. Adrian Mariappa Watford 7.2k fans 131.3
22. Christian Kabasele Watford 6.1k fans 125.4
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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11 hours ago

Watford FC

Embarrassing pictures 📸
Welbeck sings 🎤
Jason Biggs lookalike 😂

Craig Cathcart, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck are Re-United...
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EMBARRASSING PICTURES & WELBECK SINGS! | RE-UNITED FT CATHCART, CLEVERLEY & WELBZ

 

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Gareth Edwards

Good stuff, loving the banter!!! Come on you orns 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

Love these guys

Gus Brown

You forgot one -

Tom Hill Mitch Newson Liam Deane I love these interviews, crack me up 😂

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13 hours ago

Watford FC

There's always time for a signing session ✒️📸

New boys Danny Welbeck, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Ismaïla Sarr caused quite a stir at The Hornets Shop this afternoon!
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Theres always time for a signing session ✒️📸

New boys Danny Welbeck, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Ismaïla Sarr caused quite a stir at The Hornets Shop this afternoon!

 

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Let’s hope they are fit with all the injuries 🤞

They were all great to meet today especially Danny Welbeck 😁👌

One love Danny

Sarr is the best one...

Can't wait to see u play Ismaila Sarr

Pregunta porque watford compra puro jugadores negros

Welbzzzz 🔥

Dean Irvine can’t wait to see them in action

Jack Lattimer Danny looks like he can't believe is finally a hornet!

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17 hours ago

Watford FC

“We will miss Troy because he is a very important player for us but I know he will be supporting us in the next games. I am looking forward to seeing him back as soon as possible.” - Javi Gracia 💬

The skipper will spend several weeks on the sidelines after successful knee surgery today.

Get well soon Troy 💛
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“We will miss Troy because he is a very important player for us but I know he will be supporting us in the next games. I am looking forward to seeing him back as soon as possible.” - Javi Gracia 💬

The skipper will spend several weeks on the sidelines after successful knee surgery today.

Get well soon Troy 💛

 

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Wish him quick recovery in Jesus name

Best wishes get well soon . We need our hero back fighting for us .

Get well soon Troy, we will miss you!

Glad to hear it was successful. Good luck Troy and looking forward to you firing on all cylinders when you come back.

An opportunity for A N Other to score, cos Troy seems to have lost his shooting boots! Hope he recovers quickly!

This could be a blessing in disguise. Good luck Troy anyhow

Big loss. But now is the time and chance for others to step up to the plate. Get well soon Troy.

All the best with your recovery Troy 👍

Brilliant news. Saved Javi a job of having to drop him.

Speedy recovery Troy! We need our captain back asap!

Great news!

I think we may see how much he brings to the team over the coming weeks.

Might be a blessing in disguise.. Give gray some time and confidence

Quick recovery my man

Get well soon Troy. Come back fitter and stronger. 👍🏻

Come back soon - fully fit & even stronger - we need your presence on the field!

I was wondering why he was not doing very well. Is this a new injury?

Oh no....sorry to hear that Troy. Get well soon, we need you where you belong mon capitain!

Time to shine for gray, delefoo and welbeck Lets see how this goes Get well soon

Get well soon Troy. Big chance for someone else to step up...

Gutted, hurry back soon Troy xx

Must remember to transfer him from my fantasy team! #getwellsoonTroy

Get well soon Troy x

get well soon troy hope your knee recovers quickly

Get well soon Troy x

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20 hours ago

Watford FC

#ThrowbackThursday to Odion Ighalo bagging a double over this weekend's visitors West Ham in 2015!

42 games
17 goals 🔥

What a season that was for him! What was your favourite Ighalo goal? 🇳🇬
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#THROWBACK THURSDAY - IGHALO VS WEST HAM

 

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I was at that game it was a fantastic day for our boys 🐝👏

Jason Sturgess

Miss him!

Richard Fkl

The kind of striker we desperately need now!

That Andy Carroll botched Cruyff turn in front of his own net is one of my favourite football memories 😂😂😂

Luke Sheppard Tom Sheppard

Don’t know why we didn’t bring him back when he left his last Chinese club, he clearly wanted to come back and we have never been able to replicate his partnership with Troy

Olly Innes

James Andy Carroll’s defending in this haha

Harry Little

Great player should have never let him go

Both his goals in 3-0 win v Liverpool or the goal v Spurs or away at Arsenal. Loved this guy.

'm Innocent Okocha by name sir i play for NNSVictory Navy fc ⚓ please sir i am looking for manager, am not after money i promise to play for my manager without money for for 7years all that i want is to play at the highest level as my role model Andrea Inesta Lujan and even surpass him our people say the gift of a man makes way for him if you watch me play you'll love my game and if you call my coach and ask him to recommend one player he'll recommend me please i need an agent that will manage and introduce me to trial from there I'll prove myself

Tori Sophie

Hope they defend like that on Saturday 🙏

Back in the days when we could score goals......

Away at Brentford simply due to the limbs

He was top scorer in all qualifications for AFCON AND at the AFCON FINALS and very surprised no premier league side signed him tbh

plec watford .. tray he back

Need to start on front foot with 3 strikers!

Will Rance forgot how good Ighalo was that season

Couldn’t hit a barn door for 6 months is the reason we let him go.

Buy him back please

Dean Irvine miss this legend🙌

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2 days ago

Watford FC

We decided it was time for someone to respond to all of the bad stuff we get on social media, and who else but the nicest man in football Heurelho Gomes to give it a go 👊

Who's fashion sense is getting a battering?
Who's getting called ugly?
Who's an 'angry angry man' (You can probably already guess that one 🤣)

It's time for Anti-Social Media 🐦
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ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA: HEURELHO GOMES

 

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In this moment I would like to see Javia Gracia & that moment!😆

Love this, although if you're sticking around until we find a way to beat Man City then you'll be around for a while my friend, either way it's win/win 😂

Thank you Heureho x Tom Cleverley next 👍

'm Innocent Okocha by name sir i play for NNSVictory Navy fc ⚓ please sir i am looking for manager, am not after money i promise to play for my manager without money for for 7years all that i want is to play at the highest level as my role model Andrea Inesta Lujan and even surpass him our people say the gift of a man makes way for him if you watch me play you'll love my game and if you call my coach and ask him to recommend one player he'll recommend me please i need an agent that will manage and introduce me to trial from there I'll prove myself

Loved this Heurelho! I think Capoue next please! #COYH 🐝

Nice enough but until I see a thread without Troy getting compared to gorillas in God knows how many gifs I'll refrain from complementing you too much. Sort it out. But hey - in the spirit of the thread Mr Gomes is an absolute star 😎

Get kabasele on it, he’s a joker

Brilliant! I would like to see Captain Troy Deeney step up for the next video. :)

Ben Foster deffo !!

Got to be Cathcart.....to see if there is any emotion in the locker when talking about his own teammates...COYH!!!🐝⚽️🐝

Loved that Heurelho, lovely man. Jose Holebas next please.

Nice

Louis Sheppard

One thing we should be asking is have you ever heard of your teammates, putting the ball in the net.

Jake Pitman 😂😂😂

Will Hughes next to answer the questions .

My Tweet reviewed by Mr Gomes my life is complete ha ha ha

Holebas/Troy/Fozzie. Troy must be fave now he has time post surgery. Get well soon Troy!

Mike Grant Rob Mayberry Luke Shipley James Stead

You are a hard act to follow Heurelho but hey!!....its got to be Ben Foster next me thinks.....ha ha!!

Gareth Russell 😂

Stefan Bezzant

Definitely Holebas next God love him

Stuart Mccall

Ben Foster .... he can include a rap

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