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Established
1881 (141 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Vicarage Road
(21,577 Capacity)

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Location
Watford, England

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League
English League Championship

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Upcoming Events
01 Aug 22 Watford   -  Sheffield United
06 Aug 22 West Brom   -  Watford
13 Aug 22 Watford   -  Burnley
16 Aug 22 Birmingham   -  Watford

Latest Results
22 May 22 Chelsea  2 - 1  Watford
15 May 22 Watford  1 - 5  Leicester
11 May 22 Watford  0 - 0  Everton
07 May 22 Crystal Palace  1 - 0  Watford
30 Apr 22 Watford  1 - 2  Burnley

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Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. They will play in the Premier League, the first tier of English football, in the 2021/2022 season.

The club recognises its foundation as 1881, aligned with that of its antecedent, Watford Rovers, and was established as Watford Football Club in 1898. After finishing the 1914–15 season as Southern League champions under the management of Harry Kent, Watford joined the Football League in 1920. The team played at several grounds in their early history, including what is now West Herts Sports Club, before moving to Vicarage Road in 1922. They have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Luton Town.

Graham Taylor's tenure as manager at the club between 1977 and 1987 saw Watford rise from the fourth tier to the first. The team finished second in the First Division in 1982–83, competed in the UEFA Cup in 1983–84, and reached the 1984 FA Cup Final. Watford declined between 1987 and 1997, before Taylor returned as manager, leading the team to successive promotions from the renamed Second Division to the Premier League for one season in 1999–2000. The club played again in the highest tier in 2006–07 under Aidy Boothroyd's management, and then again from 2015 to 2020, reaching the 2019 FA Cup Final, their second FA Cup Final. In April 2021, Watford were promoted back into the Premier League having spent just one season in the Championship.

Team Members
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Mario
Suárez




Juanfran
#24


Richarlison
de #7


Valon
Behrami



Stefano
Okaka
#77


Marvin
Zeegelaar
#90


Costel
Pantilimon



Sebastien
Prodl
#4


Sulayman
Marreh
#22


Nordin
Amrabat
#11


Harry
Kewell



Danny
Rose
#28


Orestis
Karnezis
#1


Odion
Ighalo



Dimitri
Foulquier
#2


Pervis
Estupiñán
#15


Luis
Suárez
#7


Roberto
Pereyra
#37


Darryl
Janmaat
#53


Ben
Watson
#8


Heurelho
Gomes
#1


Alex
Jakubiak



Michael
Folivi



M'Baye
Niang



Etienne
Capoue
#25


Daniel
Phillips
#20


Mauro
Zarate
#19


Andre
Carrillo
#19


Tommie
Hoban



Isaac
Success
#14


Randell
Williams




Kenedy
#23


Cucho
Hernández



Troy
Deeney
#9

= Contract years remaining

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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