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Vladimir Ivić

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Established
1881 (140 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Vicarage Road
(21,577 Capacity)

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Location
Watford, England

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English League Championship
FA Cup
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Upcoming Events
27 Feb 21 Bournemouth  -  Watford
03 Mar 21 Watford  -  Wycombe
06 Mar 21 Watford  -  Nottingham F.
13 Mar 21 Cardiff  -  Watford
16 Mar 21 Rotherham  -  Watford

Latest Results
24 Feb 21 Blackburn  2 - 3  Watford
19 Feb 21 Watford  2 - 1  Derby
16 Feb 21 Preston  0 - 1  Watford
13 Feb 21 Watford  6 - 0  Bristol City
06 Feb 21 Coventry  0 - 0  Watford

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Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. They play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. 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 club played at several grounds in its early history, before moving to Vicarage Road in 1922.

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 competed in the competition from 2015 to 2020.

Watford have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Luton Town; the 2020–21 season will see these two rivals meet for the first time since 2006.

Team Members
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Daniel
Bachmann
#35



Francisco
Carvallo




Craig
Cathcart
#15



Nathaniel
Chalobah
#14



Tom
Cleverley
#8



Troy
Deeney
#9



Tom
Dele-Bashiru
#24



Rob
Elliot




Kiko
Femenía
#21



Ben
Foster
#26



Andre
Gray
#18



Will
Hughes
#19



Joseph
Hungbo
#44



Christian
Kabasele
#27



Adam
Masina
#11



Jeremy
Ngakia
#52



João
Pedro
#10



Stipe
Perica




Daniel
Phillips
#52



Ismaïla
Sarr
#23



Ken
Sema
#12



Isaac
Success
#22



William
Troost-Ekong
#93



Ben
Wilmot
#6



Philip
Zinckernagel
#7


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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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