Watford

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2.2m 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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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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3 days ago

Watford FC

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Happy Birthday Seb!! 🎂🎉

 

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Happy birthday seb

Happy birthday Loris

Happy birthday

happy birth day Seb !

Happy birthday 🎂🎈

Happy birthday

Happy birthday

Happy birthday 🎂🎈

Happy birthday

Always thought he was great defender, but like some before who suffer injury they never seem to recover form. Would really like to see him back in team performing.

Happy birthday from Ireland

im from indonesia

goooddd

Hbd

bring him back on the pitch!

Maybe let him play football next year. Hardly worse than Mariappa!

Joga muito!

Am the best player but I don't have money to come

Lorraine Wallis

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4 days ago

Watford FC

Happy Birthday, Alec Chamberlain 🎉

The Watford legend turns 55 today!

There's some crackers in here, but what was your favourite Chambo save⁉️
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY | ALEC CHAMBERLAIN

 

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Happy birthday you legend!

Happy Birthday Alec, brilliant Goalkeeper and a great servant to our club for many years. Up there with the very best of Keepers I’ve seen in my 45 years of supporting our club 👍🏻

Great goalie happy birthday x🎉

Happy Birthday Alec! 🎉🍰🥂

Fab keeper and great servant to the club

Happy birthday Alec

Happy birthday Alec 🎂🎉🥂

Happy birthday

Great bloke as well taught me alot about coaching keepers

quality keeper and very nice fella..

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday legend

One position we have never had a problum with had some great keepers sherwood james Chamberlain cotton gomas to name a few

Thanks Alec

Happy birthday boss best wishes have a wonderful time xoxo

1964 was a good year 😉

Happy birthday alec

Happy birthday alec

has to be the penalty saves and overall performance at Brum

What s hero and great servant to the club!

happy birthday....

Happy birthday Alec Chamberlain !

One of the alltime greats marvellous keeper all ways remember his display at Sunderland away in fa cup unbeatable

Brilliant save to his right at 0-0 in the playoff final, couldn’t believe he got it round the post. Thanks Alec!

Happy birthday!

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6 days ago

Watford FC

Simply the best! 🍾

Our hospitality is the best in the Premier League, according to VisitFootball 😁🎉
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Simply the best! 🍾

Our hospitality is the best in the Premier League, according to VisitFootball 😁🎉

 

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I am not a member being as I live so far away but if I could arrive say September October and pay more to see a game I can’t currently watch as am non member I would,I did last year at old Trafford and watched the final game of the season mau played Watford it wasn’t cheap but a great experience.

Wow amazing award for great team headed by Paul O'Brien x

Congratulations!

Just an idea maybe do a competition monthly where you randomly pick season ticket holders to win a matchday experience? Give something back to the thousands who travel home and away every year.

I'd love to go in there during the coldest part of the season. Freezing out in the LGT is a nightmare.

Whilst the regular, long-term supporters who spent thousands over the years stand in stupidly long queues to buy poor quality food at extortionate prices? Yeah, well done Watford.

It might be good for those that can afford the more luxury catering but im afraid it's not the same for the rest of us drinking beer in the cold and draughty concourses in the LGT Rookery bars . The club needs to provide better for their' bread and butter' fans .

Hey am ben from kenya..can i get a chance working in watford..have be working in a restaurant for few years..i dont mind starting as a steward.thanks

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Sean Behan haha

Michael Stevens

Perry Smith add hospitality to next season's bucket list!! Pick a home banker like Spurs

top of the league yeahhhhhhhh just a shame that 98% of the fan base will never find out whats its like

So are the prices!

Blake Robinson how about that

Shut the football down and get more tables in for all the corporate people not interested in football.

Well done guys ! Keep up the good work . It’s just a shame that so many of our supporters like to find the negative in everything and have a moan up ! Wether it be the new kit , the new sponsor , the new club crest design initiative , the forum to have a say about the catering outlets the prospective signings , the Pozzos . You name it and our fans will have a moan about it . Nowt as queer as folk as the saying goes .

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1 week ago

Watford FC

#watfordfc is delighted to welcome Coingaming and its sport betting brand Sportsbet.io as our new front of shirt sponsor!

#KnowNoBorders
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OFFICIAL | SPORTSBET.IO BECOMES NEW FRONT OF SHIRT SPONSOR OF WATFORD FOOTBALL CLUB

 

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Not okay! Gambling in this country is a scourge and has lead to too many suicides, serious debt leading to depression and other mental health issues, family breakdowns and ill health. It is recognised as such and to promote it and have fans - especially kids - advertising it on the shirts they buy is downright irresponsible in 2019. It puts out the wrong message and it sallies the reputation of Watford as a family club.

It's the year 2019 the best sponsorship deals offers are from Betting Companies I don't see a problem with it everybody needs to take a rain check and move on people are so over opinated be it for right or wrong Move On. Javi Gracia hopefully will get some of the money for new players it makes business sense and another step forward taken by Watford F.C. 👏👏👏

I don’t gamble. It doesn’t bother me. Have a bank name on your shirt people will moan about that as some rip people off to. Let’s have no sponsors as any one will offend some. Happy Egg was supposed to be our sponsor. Vegans would have kicked off. The owners do what’s best for the club.

Great because football really needs another betting company. Couldn't we have just tried to raise above a little given all the family club heritage and stuff? Do we need the money that much? And what's with the stupid 'know no borders' hashtag? It's not solving world peace or finding a cure for cancer.

Hey Watford supporter. Y'all like the Hart that looks like a moose on your logo? Or would you desire the hornet to be back? Tell-quick...I'm designing a logo for us 👀🐝

In my dream workd Pozzos could dig deep and get Extinction Rebellion on the shirts. It is strange that capitalist Americans cant believe betting companies are allowed to have financial influence over sports leagues amd teams whilst Brits think its OK

No thank you, don’t support gambling.

Was hoping Coingaming played upfront for Fluminense for a second

Blimey, our pitch for the coming season looks pretty big!

Prefer the good old days of trucks and fridges. #COYH

Was hoping Coingaming played upfront for Fluminense for a second

The entire ground used to be owned by a brewery Show me any statistic that confirms that gambling has killed more people than alcohol Stop bloody virtue signalling

I have supported this club, growing up in South Oxhey from the 1950s And now living in Northampton,it just saddens me to see so many betting companies names emblazoned on the front of the club shirt, it’s morally wrong, although the directors would say different, so sad.

Very emotive subject

It’s a shame that a family club has to tie into something so rotten and damaging. Very sad, no new shirt for me

Je,suis,un gardien de but je suis,en cote d'ivoire pays,de didier drogba aide moi

Nice shirt, but the club really shouldn’t sink low as to accept money from the gambling industry. Gambling can destroy lives - The club should not be accepting blood money.

I've always admired Watford FC. I'll be a fan from today

Another season where I won't be buying our shirt. I refuse to be advertising gambling.

Same world over, Betting companies on every shirt.

No one mentioned the sleeve sponsors last year were a betting company everybody take a chill pill and count the millions some people are giving us

Good deal !! Brings in a good bit of money.. maybe some of the whingers moaning about the sponsors should cobble together 25 million to match it ?

If you don’t like it don’t buy the shirt a lot of teams are sponsored by gambling organisations that’s life

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2 weeks ago

Watford FC

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Name:Mbata Said Age:18 Sex:male Date of birth:4/9/2000 Position:striker&winger Contact:+255652050266 also for whatsapp in order to watch my videos match skills training etc Player info: I played in national team U16 so i need a invitation for trial in this team or academy please coach or anyone in this team to help me to get a chance I love this club and this is the club of my dream I hope I will get a chance good luck team!! I believe in God

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