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Watford F.C.

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Full nameWatford Football Club
Nickname(s)The Hornets, The Golden Boys, Yellow Army, The 'Orns
Foondit1881; 143 years ago (1881)
GroundVicarage Road
Ground Capacity21,577[1]
AwnerGino Pozzo[2]
ChairmanRaffaele Riva[3]
Head coachQuique Sánchez Flores[4]
2022–23Championship, 11t o 24
WabsteidClub wabsteid

Watford Football Club (aften referred tae simply as Watford or Watford F.C. a nicknamed The Hornets) is an Inglis professional association fitbaw club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. They play in the Championship. The club wis foondit in 1881, an played at several grunds afore movin tae a permanent location at Vicarage Road in 1922, where they remain tae this day. Since 1997, Watford hae shared the stadium wi Saracens Rugby Club.

The club is best kent for twa spells unner the management o umwhile Ingland manager Graham Taylor. The first lasted frae 1977 tae 1987, when the club rose tae the auld First Division frae the Fowert Division. Ance in the hichtest division o Inglis fitbaw, Watford finished seicont in the league in 1983, reached the FA Cup final in 1984, an competed in the UEFA Cup in the 1983-84 saison. The seicont period spanned frae 1997 tae 2001, when Taylor took the club frae the renamed Seicont Division tae the Premier League in successive seasons. Taylor is currently a non-executive director o the club, an honorary life preses alangside Sir Elton John, who awned the club durin baith o these eras an haes continued a lang association wi the club. Watford compete in the Fitbaa League Championship, following relegation frae the Premier League in 2007.

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Championship Play-off final 2006. (Leeds United vs. Watford) which gained Watford promotion tae the Premier League.
Honour Year(s)
Fitbaa League First Division Runners-up 1982–83
Fitbaa League Seicont Division Runners-up 1981–82
Play-off winners 1998–99, 2005–06
Fitbaa League Third Division Champions 1968–69, 1997–98
Runners-up 1978–79
Fitbaa League Fowert Division Champions 1977–78
Soothren Fitbaa League Champions 1914–15
Runners-up 1919–20
FA Cup Runners-up 1983–84
Semi-finalists 1969–70, 1986–87, 2002–03, 2006–07
League Cup Semi-finalists 1978–79, 2004–05

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Stadium Update: North-East Corner Transformation To Begin". Watford F.C. 9 Juin 2015. Archived frae the original on 9 Juin 2015. Retrieved 10 Juin 2015.
  2. "Udinese's Pozzo family complete Watford takeover". BBC Sport. 29 Juin 2012. Retrieved 14 Julie 2012.
  3. Smith, Frank (5 July 2012). "Riva is Watford's new chairman". Watford Observer. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  4. "OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION: Flores Installed as New Watford FC Head Coach" Archived 2016-01-28 at the Wayback Machine. watfordfc.com. Retrieved 5 June 2015.