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Watford FC

Founded 1881 as Watford Rovers FC
Turned professional 1897
Name Changed 1893 to West Herts FC
1898 Watford FC

Players provided 3
Total appearances
41
1982-2007

Vicarage Road
Domestic Honours Southern Football League winners 1914-15, runners-up 1919-20;
Division Three South Cup runners-up 1934-35, winners 1936-37;

Football League Division Three winners 1968-69, runners-up 1978-79; Division Four winners 1977-78; Division Two runners-up 1981-82; Division One runners-up 1982-83;
Football League Cup best: semi-finals 1978-79 (Nottingham Forest, agg 1-3), 2004-05;
FA Cup runners-up 1983-84 (beaten by Everton 0-2);
Full Members Cup best: quarter-finals 1988-89 (beaten by Queen's Park Rangers on penalties);
Football League Trophy best: Southern semi-finals 1996-97 (beaten by Peterborough United 0-1);
After League restructure:
Division Two/League One winners 1997-98; Division One/Championship play-off winners 1998-99, 2005-06, runners-up 2012-13;
European Honours UEFA Cup best: third round 1983-84 (beaten by Sparta Praha, agg 2-7);
Anglo-Italian Cup best: Preliminary round 1992-93 (third of three teams), 1993-94 (second of three);
Home venue Vicarage Road, since 1922; Cassio Road, 1890-1922; Colney Butts, 1889-90; Vicarage Meadow, Rose & Crown Meadow, 1883-89;
Home strip Yellow shirts, black shorts, yellow socks.

 

The 3 Players
Ply no. Name Pos Start/
Sub
App Gls
GA
Mins Playing Career
966 John Barnes OL 18
13
31 3 1764 1983-87 3 years
356 days
960 Luther Blissett F 5
4
9 3 488 1982-83 249 days
1146 Ben Foster GK 1
0
1 0
1 GA
90 2007 90 min
loaned from Manchester United

Between Barnes and Foster, 19 years 264 days...

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CG