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Established
1881 (136 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Marco Silva

Stadium/Home
Vicarage Road
(21,577 Capacity)

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Location
Watford, Hertfordshire

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League
English Premier League

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Upcoming Events
Saturday 21st Oct Chelsea - Watford Stamford Bridge
Saturday 28th Oct Watford - Stoke Vicarage Road
Sunday 5th Nov Everton - Watford Goodison Park
Sunday 19th Nov Watford - West Ham Vicarage Road
Saturday 25th Nov Newcastle - Watford St James

Latest Results
Saturday 14th Oct Watford 2 - 1 Arsenal Vicarage Road
Saturday 30th Sep West Brom 2 - 2 Watford The Hawthorns
Saturday 23rd Sep Swansea 1 - 2 Watford Liberty Stadium
Saturday 16th Sep Watford 0 - 6 Man City Vicarage Road
Saturday 9th Sep Southampton 0 - 2 Watford St Mary

Description

Watford Football Club is a football club based in Hertfordshire, England. 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 to this day. 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 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. The club's most recent stint in the top division of English football was during the 2006–07 season, under Aidy Boothroyd's management. In the 2014–15 season, Watford will compete in the Football League Championship – the second highest level of English football.

Watford is currently owned by the Pozzo family, which also owns Udinese Calcio in Italy and 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 which he now shares alongside Graham Taylor.

Team Members
Success
Nordin Amrabat
Richarlison de
Daniel Bachman
Valon Behrami
Miguel Britos
Etienne Capoue
Craig Cathcart
Nathaniel Chal
Tom Cleverley
Troy Deeney
Abdoulaye Douc
Kiko Femenía
Rene Gilmartin
Heurelho Gomes
Andre Gray
Jose Holebas
Will Hughes
Darryl Janmaat
Christian Kaba
Younes Kaboul
Adrian Mariapp
M'Baye Ni
Stefano Okaka
Costel Pantili
Juan Carlos Pa
Roberto Pereyr
Sebastien Prod
Ben Watson
Marvin Zeegela
Juan Camilo Zu

Stadium or Home

Vicarage Road, a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is the home of the football club Watford. An all-seater stadium, its current capacity is 20,877 following the completion of the new Sir Elton John Stand in 2014.

It has been the home of Watford since 1922, when the club moved from Cassio Road. The ground was officially opened by Col. Charles Healey of Benskins Brewery for the visit of Millwall on 30 August 1922. In addition to being Watford's home since opening, the stadium was also home to Wealdstone F.C. between 1991 and 1993, and to rugby union side Saracens from 1997 until they moved to their new home at Allianz Park in February 2013.

After purchasing the freehold of the stadium from Benskins in January 2002, Watford's financial situation forced them to sell and lease back the stadium later that year. However, after a campaign entitled 'Let's Buy Back The Vic' with donations coming from fans, as well as celebrity former owner Elton John donating the entire proceeds of a concert held at the venue, the club was able to repurchase the stadium in September 2004.

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