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Dave Watson

Sunderland AFC, Manchester City FC, SV Werder Bremen, Southampton FC, Stoke City FC
65 appearances, 4 goals

P 65 W 33 D 21 L 11 F 110: A 49
*(actual F x: A x)
67% successful

1973-82

disciplined: none
captaincies:
3
minutes played:
5513

Profile

Full name David Vernon Watson (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 5 October 1946 in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, December 1946].
Married to Penelope E. Brown [registered in Basford, June 1969].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 7lbs [1978-80].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) First professional club was his local side, Notts County FC, he scored once in 25 fourth division league appearances across two seasons, before Tommy Docherty's Rotherham County FC signed him in 1968 for a thousand pounds plus Keith Pring. He made 121 league appearances, mainly in the third division, and he scored nineteen goals. Sunderland AFC. Watson joined Manchester City FC for 175,000 pounds in the 1975 summer. Signed for SV Werder Bremen in June 1979, but played in just two league games, being sent-off in his second, on 18 August, which preceeded an eight-week ban handed down by the DFB. After stating his unhappiness in Germany, Watson signed for Southampton FC on 16 October 1979 for a 200,000 pound transfer fee. Joined Stoke City FC in January 1982. Spent the 1983 summer in the NASL with Vancouver Whitecaps, before returning to play with Derby County FC for the 1983-84 season.
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1973-74, 1974-75; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1978-79, 1979-80;
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became 891st players (894) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half, left-back
First match No. 478, 3 April 1974, Portugal 0 England 0, a friendly match at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, aged 27 years 180 days.
Last match No. 563, 2 June 1982, Iceland 1 England 1, a pre-World Cup friendly match at Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, aged 35 years 240 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982 (provisional squad); European Championship Finals 1980;
British Championship
1973-74, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82;
Team honours British Championship shared 1973-74, winners 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1981-82;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Dave Watson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 65 44 63 2 6 5513 4 1378 min 4 three none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Dave Watson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 31 18 9 4 60 17 +43 8 18 1.935 0.548 72.6 +14
Away 32 14 11 7 47 30 +17 7 13 1.469 0.938 60.9 +7
Neutral 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All 65 33 21 11 110 49 +61 15 31 1.692 0.754 66.9 +22

 

Dave Watson - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 54 31 14 9 99 40 +59 11 25 1.833 0.741 70.4 +22
Red 11 2 7 2 11 9 +2 4 6 1.00 0.818 50.0 =0
All 65 33 21 11 110 49 +61 15 31 1.692 0.754 66.9 +22

 

Dave Watson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

9 6 1 2 20 6 +14 1 5 2.222 0.667 72.2 +4
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 9 6 1 2 20 6 +14 1 5 2.222 0.667 72.2 +4

ECP

14 10 3 1 33 8 +25 1 9 2.357 0.571 82.1 +9
ECF 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 17 11 4 2 36 11 +25 2 9 2.118 0.647 76.5 +9
British Championship 18 9 5 4 27 13 +14 6 8 1.50 0.722 63.9 +5
Friendly 21 7 11 3 27 19 +8 6 9 1.286 0.905 59.5 +4
All 65 33 21 11 110 49 +61 15 31 1.692 0.754 66.9 +22

 

Dave Watson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 3 3 0 0 9 0 +3 0 3 3.00 0.00 100.0 +3
WCP 1980-82 6 3 1 2 11 6 +5 1 2 1.833 1.00 58.3 +1
WCP All 9 6 1 2 20 6 +14 1 5 2.222 0.667 72.2 +4
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1974-76 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
ECP 1978-80 8 7 1 0 22 5 +17 0 5 2.75 62.5 93.8 +7
ECP All 14 10 3 1 33 8 +25 1 9 2.357 0.571 82.1 +9
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECF All 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1974-76 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
EC 1978-80 11 8 2 1 25 8 +17 1 5 2.273 0.727 81.8 +7
EC All 17 11 4 2 36 11 +25 2 9 2.118 0.647 76.5 +9
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1973-74 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1974-75 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 1 1 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1976-77 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 1.00 1.33 33.3 -1
BC 1977-78 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 100.0 +3
BC 1978-79 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 1 2 1.667 0.333 83.3 +2
BC 1979-80 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1980-81 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0.00 0.50 25.0 -1
BC 1981-82 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 18 9 5 4 27 13 +14 6 8 1.50 0.722 63.9 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 9 6 1 2 20 6 +14 1 5 2.222 0.667 72.2 +4
EC 17 11 4 2 36 11 +25 2 9 2.118 0.647 76.5 +9
BC 18 9 5 4 27 13 +14 6 8 1.50 0.722 63.9 +5
All 44 26 10 8 83 30 +53 9 22 1.886 0.682 70.5 +18

 

Dave Watson - Match History
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 14 full caps

Coach: Sir Alf Ramsey - 1 full capx

Age 26
- 475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad/sub ?
Age 27
1 478 3 April 1974 - Portugal 0 England 0, Estádio do SL Benfica, Lisboa Fr AD Start 5
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 5 full capsx

- 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW squad/sub ?
- 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW squad/sub ?
2 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL sub ht ?
3 482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 5
4 483 29 May 1974 - GDR 1 England 1, Zentralstadion, Leipzig tour AD Start 5
5 484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija AW Start 5
6 485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd AD Start 5
 

Coach: Don Revie - 19 full capsx

Age 28
7 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 5
8 487 20 November 1974 - England 0 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 5
9 488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
10 489 16 April 1975 - England 5 Cyprus 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 5
11 490 11 May 1975 - Cyprus 0 England 1, Tsirion Athletic Centre, Limassol ECP AW Start 5
12 491 17 May 1975 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 5
13 492 21 May 1975 - England 2 Wales 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 5
14 493 24 May 1975 - England 5 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 5
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 27 full caps  
15 494 3 September 1975 - Switzerland 1 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel Fr AW Start 5
Age 29
16 495 30 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AL sub 56 14
17 496 19 November 1975 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa ECP AD Start 5
Age 30
18 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 5
19 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
20 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 5
21 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 5
22 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 5
23 512 8 June 1977 - Brazil 0 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AD Start 5
24 513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1, Estadio Camilo Cichero, Buenos Aires AD Start 5
25 514 15 June 1977 - Uruguay 0 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AD Start 5
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 40 full capsx

26 515 7 September 1977 - England 0 Switzerland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 5
Age 31
27 516 12 October 1977 - Luxembourg 0 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg WCP AW Start off 68 3
28 517 16 November 1977 - England 2 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
29 518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1, Olympiastadion, München Fr AL Start 5
30 519 19 April 1978 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 5
31 520 13 May 1978 - Wales 1 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 5
32 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
33 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start
34 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off ht 5
35 524 20 September 1978 - Denmark 3 England 4, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Start 5
Age 32
36 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD Start off 21 5
37 526 29 November 1978 - England 1 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
38 527 7 February 1979 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 50 5
39 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 11 5
40 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 5
41 530 26 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 5
 Club: S.V. Werder Bremen - 4 full caps  
42 531 6 June 1979 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija ECP AW Start 53 5
43 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna Fr AD Start off ht 5
44 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AL Start 5
45 534 12 September 1979 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 5
Age 33
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 18 full caps  
46 535 17 October 1979 - Northern Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Start 5
47 536 22 November 1979 - England 2 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 9 5
48 537 6 February 1980 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 5
49 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2, Nou Estadi del FC Barcelona, Barcelona Fr AW Start 5
50 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
- 540 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham BC AL squad/sub ?
51 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 5
52 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start 5
53 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torin ECF ND Start 5
54 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torin AL Start
55 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW Start
56 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
Age 34
57 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AL Start 5
58 549 19 November 1980 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
- 550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL unused sub 12
59 551 29 April 1981 - England 0 Romania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Captain 5
- 552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad/sub ?
60 553 20 May 1981 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HD Captain 5
61 554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Capt off ht 5
62 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Start off 80 5
63 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW Start 5
Age 35
 Club: Stoke City F.C. - 2 full caps  
64 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 5
- 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad/sub ?
- 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW squad/sub ?
65 563 2 June 1982 - Iceland 1 England 1, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík Fr AD Start 5
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced by Ron Greenwood on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. One of the 18 players not going to Spain was Dave Watson.

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