List of Watford F.C. players

Watford Football Club is an English association football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. Formed as Watford Rovers in 1881, and renamed West Hertfordshire in 1893, the team joined the Southern League in 1896. West Hertfordshire merged with local rivals Watford St. Mary's for the start of the 189899 season, adopting the club's present name.[2] Between 1898 and 1920, Watford competed in the Southern League, winning the championship in 1914–15. The Southern League was suspended for the next four seasons due to the First World War. On the league's resumption in 1919–20, Watford finished as runners up on goal average.[3] At the start of 192021, Watford joined the Football League Third Division, and transferred to the Third Division South when the league was reorganised the following season. They have played in the Football League ever since, with the exception of 1939–1946, when competitive football was suspended due to the Second World War, and the 1999–2000 and 2006–07 seasons, when they competed in the Premier League. In addition to the latter two seasons, the club also competed in the top division of English football between 1982 and 1988,[4] achieving their highest league placing of second in the 1982–83 season.[5]

Many of Watford's individual records are held by former centre forward Luther Blissett. He has made more Watford appearances (503, including substitute appearances) and scored more goals for the club (186) than anyone else. His corresponding totals in the Football League (415 appearances and 148 goals) are also Watford records.[5] Cliff Holton has scored the most goals for Watford in a single season; 48 in all competitions in the 1959–60 season, including 42 in the Football League.[5][6] Eddie Mummery's five-goal haul against Newport County on 5 January 1924 is the club record for goals scored by a player in a Football League match.[5] Watford's most-used goalkeeper is Skilly Williams, who played for the club 341 times between 1913 and 1926.[7] John Barnes and Kenny Jackett share the record for the most international caps won while playing for Watford. Barnes made his first 31 England appearances before transferring from Watford to Liverpool in 1987.[8] Jackett, a one-club man,[9] made the same number of appearances for Wales.[1] Seven people have played competitively for the club while managing them: John Goodall, Harry Kent, Fred Pagnam, Neil McBain, Bill Findlay, Ken Furphy, and most recently Mike Keen between 1973 and 1975.[10]

Key

This list contains players who have made 50 or more competitive appearances for Watford, since the merger of West Hertfordshire and Watford St Mary's. Non professional players (or any player who has not signed a first team contract) such as Ayman Kiani or any other academy player(s) are not on the list.[lower-alpha 1] It includes appearances and goals in the Premier League, Football League, Southern Football League, FA Cup, Football League Cup, Football League Trophy, Full Members Cup, UEFA Cup and Anglo-Italian Cup. Appearances and goals in other competitions or non-competitive matches are not included. The table does not include appearances and goals from 193940; the season was abandoned after three matches due to the Second World War, and playing records from those matches were annulled.[12]

Positions[lower-alpha 2]
GK Goalkeeper
FB Full back DF Defender
HB Half back MF Midfielder
IF Inside forward FW Forward
OF Outside forward
CF Centre forward
Key
Symbol Meaning
Player still at the club
Won the Player of the Season award. Multiple symbols denote multiple wins.
[PM] Spent time as player-manager
* Player holds club record(s)
Apps Number of appearances for Watford

Players

Current players' statistics correct at end of 201314 season.

Name Position Years at Watford[lower-alpha 3] Apps Goals International honours[lower-alpha 4] Notes/refs
Almen Abdi MF 2012- 9223 Switzerland
Chris Adams OF 1954–1956 826  None
Malcolm Allen CF 1985–1988 5813 Wales
Manuel Almunia GK 2012–2014 810  None
Tommy Anderson IF / OF 1957–1958, 1965 7516 Scotland schoolboys [21]
Gabriele Angella DF 2013- 8110 Italy under-21
Ikechi Anya MF 2012- 1039 Scotland
Neal Ardley MF 2002–2005 1287 England under-21 [22]
Gerry Armstrong CF 1980–1983 9719 Northern Ireland
Jimmy Armstrong HB 1933–1939 2012  None [lower-alpha 5]
Barry Ashby DF 1989–1994 1273  None
Charlie Aston FB 1905–1908 1101  None
George Badenoch HB / OF 1903–1906 8910  None
Bert Badger HB 1906–1908 565  None
Al Bangura MF 2005–2009 781 Sierra Leone [24]
David Bardsley DF 1983–1987 1219 England
Jack Barnes OF 1931–1933 8311  None
John Barnes* MF 1981–1987 29685 England [lower-alpha 6]
Tommy Barnett IF 1928–1939 431160  None [lower-alpha 5]
Bob Barnshaw HB 1914–1921 614  None
Ted Bassett OF 1919–1921 739  None
Colin Bateman FB 1954–1957 560  None
Cristian Battocchio MF 2012- 667 Italy under-21
Darren Bazeley DF / MF 1990–1999 28127 England under-21
Bobby Bell FB 1957–1964 3002  None
Ted Bennett GK 1953–1956 860 Great Britain
England amateur
[lower-alpha 7]
Micky Benning OF 1959–1962 12215  None
Arthur Betts FB 1907–1910 1000  None
Dave Bewley FB 1953–1956 1201  None
Billy Biggar GK 1904–1910 2341  None
Luther Blissett* CF 1976–1983, 1984–1988, 1991–1993 503186 England [lower-alpha 8][26]
Ian Bolton DF / MF 1977–1983 28736  None
Dennis Bond HB / MF 1964–1966, 1972–1977 30142 England youth [27]
Dennis Booth MF 1977–1980 1172  None
Hameur Bouazza FW 2004–2007 10013 Algeria [28]
Jimmy Bowie IF 1952–1955 13040  None
Joe Brooks FB 1903–1907 1140  None
Roland Brown OF 1901–1904 615  None
Roy Brown HB / CF 1953–1957 14741  None
Tommy Brown IF / HB 1949–1953 11312  None
William Brown FB 1928–1935 2410  None
Chris Bulling HB 1911–1914 685  None
Harold Bulling FB 1911–1915 1031  None [lower-alpha 9]
Freddie Bunce OF 1955–1962 17340 England youth
Dave Butler DF 1970–1975 1863  None
Steve Butler CF 1991–1992 739 England C
Nigel Callaghan MF 1980–1987, 1991 29852 England B [30]
Wilf Carter HB 1920–1925 1314  None
Marco Cassetti DF 2012-2014 81 1 Italy
George Catleugh HB 1954–1964 31816  None
Alec Chamberlain GK 1996–2007 2880  None
James Chambers DF 2004–2007 1062 England youth [31]
Billy Chapman OF 1928–1934 23210  None
Ken Charlery CF 1992–1993 5313 Saint Lucia
England C
[32]
Sammy Chung HB / CF 1957–1965 24324  None
Peter Coffill MF 1975–1977 697  None
Tony Collins OF 1950–1953, 1957 11210  None [33]
Bobby Cook OF 1951–1952 569  None
Lee Cook MF 2001–2004 647  None
Maurice Cook CF 1953–1958 21877  None
Jack Cother FB 1898–1905 1230  None
Tony Coton GK 1984–1990 2910 England B
Don Cowie MF 2009–2011 949 Scotland [34]
Neil Cox DF 1999–2005 24821 England under-21 [22]
Laurie Craker MF / DF 1973–1976 724  None
Ron Crisp HB / IF 1961–1965 10117  None
Horace Cumner OF 1948–1950 667 Wales
Arthur Daniels OF 1926–1930 14617  None
Taffy Davies OF / IF 1931–1950 31272 Wales wartime [lower-alpha 5][lower-alpha 10]
Tom Davies HB 1933–1937 613  None
Joe Davison FB 1927–1931 1472  None
Troy Deeney FW 2010– 220 81  None
Jay DeMerit DF 2004–2010 21310 USA [36]
Bill Devan IF 1933–1937 9534  None
Paul Devlin MF 2003–2006 886 Scotland [37]
Tommy Dixon CF 1911–1913 8026  None
Bobby Downes MF 1974–1979 23022  None
Lloyd Doyley DF 2001– 4432 Jamaica [38]
Jason Drysdale DF / MF 1989–1994 16011 England youth
Keith Dublin DF 1990–1994 1902 England youth
Len Dunderdale CF 1938–1939, 1946–1948 8136  None [lower-alpha 5][39]
Sean Dyche DF 2002–2005 780  None
Bruce Dyer CF 1993–1994, 2003–2005 11623 England under-21 [40]
Wally Eames FW 1901–1907 6617  None
Clint Easton MF 1996–2001 792 England under-20 [41]
Keith Eddy DF / MF 1966–1972 27431  None
George Edmonds CF 1913–1920, 1926–1927 11260  None [lower-alpha 9][42]
Tommy Eggleston HB / FB 1948–1952 1869  None
Jimmy Eggleton HB 1923–1926 522  None
Nathan Ellington FW 2007–2011 565  None
Joel Ekstrand DF 2012- 1002 Sweden
Barry Endean CF 1968–1971 9337  None
John Eustace MF 2008–2013 16816  None
Ralph Evans IF 1937–1948 9632  None [lower-alpha 5]
Willie Falconer MF 1988–1991 11613 Scotland youth
John Farley MF 1971–1974 1159  None
Les Farnen HB 1946–1949 810  None [lower-alpha 5]
Alec Farrall MF 1966–1967 5611 England schoolboys
Tiny Fayers HB 1908–1910 692 England amateur
Bill Findlay HB 1932–1939 1376  None [PM]
[lower-alpha 5][lower-alpha 11]
Ken Fisher HB 1947–1951 1102  None
Scott Fitzgerald FW 2003–2005 5912  None
Ben Foster GK 2005–2007 810 England
[43]
Fernando Forestieri FW 2012- 9021 Italy under-21
Colin Foster DF 1994–1996 788  None
Cyril Foster IF 1925–1928 7124  None
Jack Foster CF 1905–1907 5930  None
Damien Francis MF 2006–2008 579 Jamaica [44]
Colin Franks MF 1969–1973 1249  None
Eddie Fuller HB 1927–1929 590  None
Paul Furlong CF 1992–1994 9141 England C
Ken Furphy DF 1964–1968 1111  None [PM]
[lower-alpha 12]
George Fyfe HB / FW 1905–1910 1287  None [lower-alpha 9]
Len Gallimore FB 1937–1946 750  None [lower-alpha 5]
Terry Garbett FW 1966–1971 23150  None
Alan Garner DF 1975–1979 23216  None
Brian Garvey MF 1965–1970 2012  None
Marcus Gayle DF/FW 2002–2005 1159 Jamaica
[45]
Tony Geidmintis DF 1976–1978 610  None
Nigel Gibbs DF 1983–2002 4917 England under-21
Stephen Glass MF 2001–2003 695 Scotland [46]
John Goodall* IF 1903–1907 6917 England [PM]
[lower-alpha 13]
Ken Goodeve DF 1974–1976 735  None
Danny Graham FW 2009–2011 9841 England under-20
[47][48]
Les Graham IF 1955–1957 9432  None
Albert Green IF 1913–1915 5013  None [lower-alpha 9]
Fred Gregory FB 1911–1926 33317  None [lower-alpha 9]
Tony Gregory OF / HB 1960–1963 11917 England youth
Val Gregory HB 1911–1920 16116  None [lower-alpha 9]
Jock Grieve HB 1909–1911 681  None
Dixie Hale MF 1967–1970 11310  None
Jamie Hand MF 2001–2006 610  None
Charlie Hare CF 1898–1900 5535  None
Jon Harley DF 2008–2010 832 England under-21 [49]
Tommy Harmer IF 1960–1962 747 England B
Joe Harper HB 1946–1952 1701  None
George Harris OF 1962–1966 17860  None
Tommy Harris FB 1936–1948 1026  None
Steve Harrison DF 1978–1981 1020  None
Jack Harrop FB 1956–1960 1170  None
Johnny Hartburn OF 1949–1951 7121  None
Heiðar Helguson FW 1999–2005, 2009, 2010 22875 Iceland
[50][51]
Darius Henderson FW 2005–2008 11731  None
Mick Henderson DF 1979–1982 670  None
Andy Hessenthaler MF 1991–1996 21715 England C
Joe Hewitt GK 1927–1931 1100  None
Johnny Hill OF 1898–1900 5519 Scotland junior [lower-alpha 14]
Alf Hitch HB 1906–1908 722  None
Tommie Hoban DF 2011- 572 Republic of Ireland under-21
Frank Hoddinott CF 1919–1921 54 32 Wales
Glyn Hodges MF 1987–1990 10219 Wales
Lee Hodson DF 2009–2013 91 1 Northern Ireland [53]
Jonathan Hogg MF 2011-2013 84 0  None
Rick Holden MF 1988–1989 5410  None
David Holdsworth DF 1988–1996 30314 England under-21
Tom Holland GK 1930–1932 730  None
Cliff Holton* CF 1958–1961, 1965–1966 163104  None [lower-alpha 15][54]
Arthur Horsfield CF 1975–1977 8316 England youth
Fred Horsman FB 1919–1924 1380  None
Will Hoskins FW 2007–2010 709 England under-20 [55]
Billy Houghton HB 1964–1966 513 England youth
Trevor How DF 1975–1979 1012  None
Bobby Howfield CF 1957–1959, 1962–1963 9924  None [56]
Archie Hubbard IF 1908–1909 5320  None
Micah Hyde MF 1997–2004 28644 Jamaica [57]
Kenny Jackett* DF / MF 1980–1990 42834 Wales [lower-alpha 6]
David James GK 1990–1992 980 England
[58]
George James CF 1930–1933 9476  None
Ross Jenkins MF 2008–2014 952 England under-20 [59]
Ross Jenkins CF 1972–1983 398142  None
Billy Jennings CF 1970–1974 10037 England youth
Pat Jennings GK 1963–1964 520 Northern Ireland
Joe Johnson FB 1920–1924 1021  None
Richard Johnson MF 1991–2003 27722 Australia [60]
Bryn Jones FB / DF 1963–1966 991  None
Jimmy Jones FB 1947–1954 1670 Wales amateur
Tommy Jones OF 1935–1946 13126 Wales [lower-alpha 5]
Roger Joslyn MF 1974–1979 21421  None
Mike Keen DF 1972–1975 1366  None [PM]
[lower-alpha 16]
Frank Kelly OF 1905–1909 508  None
Jimmy Kelly HB 1950–1954 1234  None
Jim Kennedy HB 1913–1915 523  None
Peter Kennedy MF 1997–2001 13422 Northern Ireland [61]
Harry Kent HB 1909–1913 699  None [PM]
[lower-alpha 17]
Marlon King FW 2005–2008 8737 Jamaica
[62]
Bobby Laing OF 1950–1952 608  None
Billy Lane IF 1932–1936 12768  None [lower-alpha 5]
Bunny Larkin HB 1962–1964 573  None
Gerard Lavin DF 1992–1995 1473 Scotland under-21
Billy Law OF 1906–1908 667  None
Richard Lee GK 2001–2010 1100  None
Walter Lees DF 1968–1976 25311 Scotland junior
Bernie Lewis MF 1967–1970 579 Wales under-23
Jim Lewis FB 1931–1939 1160  None [lower-alpha 5]
Billy Lindsay FB 1903–1906 680  None
Jimmy Lindsay MF 1971–1973 7313  None
Jimmy Linton GK 1959–1963 870  None
Charlie Livesey CF 1962–1965 7128  None
Scott Loach GK 2008–2012 1630 England under-21 [63]
Arthur Lockett FB 1908–1912 1541 England
Jan Lohman MF 1981–1986 8110 Netherlands under-21
Harry Lowe IF 1929–1935 13047  None [lower-alpha 5]
Ray Lugg MF 1969–1972 676  None
Jimmy McAnearney IF 1963–1966 8819  None
Jobi McAnuff FW 2007–2009 925 Jamaica [64]
Neil McBain HB 1928–1931 945 Scotland [PM]
[lower-alpha 18]
Dave McCartney HB 1903–1906 9114  None
John McClelland DF 1984–1989, 1990 2343 Northern Ireland
[65]
Larry McGettigan MF 1971–1974 553  None
Malky Mackay DF 2005–2008 615 Scotland [66]
Jimmy MacLaine IF 1908–1911 10735  None
Jim McLaren GK 1933–1939 2080 Scotland schoolboys
Joe McLaughlin DF 1990–1992 532 Scotland under-21
Anthony McNamee MF 2002–2008 1033  None
Jack McNee IF 1898–1900 5227  None [lower-alpha 14]
Vince McNeice HB 1957–1964 2591  None
Frank McPherson CF 1928–1930, 1933–1936 10275  None [67]
Gavin Mahon MF 2002–2008 2157  None
Sandy Main HB 1904–1911 751  None
Terry Mancini HB 1961–1965 760 Republic of Ireland
Adrian Mariappa DF 2005–2012 2474 Jamaica
[68][69]
Alan Mayes CF 1974–1979 15736  None
Johnny Meadows HB / IF 1951–1960 23646  None
Keith Mercer* CF 1973–1979 15453  None
[lower-alpha 19]
Keith Millen DF 1994–1999 1916  None
Kevin Miller GK 1994–1997 1510  None
Frank Mitchell HB 1952–1957 2050  None
Tommy Mitchell OF 1912–1914 639  None
Tommy Mooney DF / FW 1994–2001 28764  None
Jamie Moralee CF 1994–1996 617  None
Jack Moran FB 1932–1935 1060  None
Lew Morgan RB 1946–1947 540 Scotland schoolboys
Tom Morgan HB 1935–1938 1136  None
Harry Morris HB 1925–1928 504  None
Mark Morris DF 1987–1989 532  None
Pat Morrissey CF 1971–1974 11729 Republic of Ireland under-23
Geoff Morton GK 1948–1951 1130  None
Eddie Mummery* IF / HB 1921–1925 12623  None [lower-alpha 20]
Sean Murray MF 2010- 8414 Republic of Ireland under-21
Michel Ngonge FW 1998–2000 5711 Democratic Republic of the Congo [70]
Ken Nicholas FB 1959–1964 2196 England youth
Fred Nidd FB / GK 1900–1902 600  None [lower-alpha 9]
Allan Nielsen MF 2000–2003 11319 Denmark [71]
Gifton Noel-Williams FW 1996–2003 19341 England under-18 [72]
Lee Nogan CF 1991–1994 11730 Wales
Phil Nolan IF 1947–1954 958  None
Nyron Nosworthy DF 2011-2014 61 2 Jamaica [73]
Mick O'Brien HB 1931–1933 716 Ireland
Ireland
Vic O'Brien FB 1934–1946 20210  None [lower-alpha 5]
John-Joe O'Toole MF 2007–2009 6612 Republic of Ireland under-21 [74]
Harry Oliver FB / HB 1948–1952 1284 England schoolboys
Ken Oliver CF 1963–1964 6328  None
Brian Owen MF 1963–1970 17020  None
Mike Packer DF 1968–1973 772  None
Rob Page DF / DF 1993–2001 2523 Wales
[75]
Fred Pagnam CF 1921–1927 15774  None [PM]
[lower-alpha 21]
Steve Palmer MF[lower-alpha 22] 1995–2001 2729  None
Johnny Paton OF 1952–1955 9117 Scotland schoolboys
Tommy Paton HB 1948–1952 1491  None
Gary Penrice CF 1989–1991, 1995–1997 9322  None [77]
Kevin Phillips CF 1994–1997 6525 England [78]
Brian Pollard MF 1977–1979 858 England youth
Andy Porter HB 1960–1963 804  None
Gary Porter MF / DF 1984–1997 47257 England under-21
Malcolm Poskett CF 1980–1982 8031  None
George Prior FB 1924–1930 1893  None
Tamás Priskin FW 2006–2009 8219 Hungary [79]
Keith Pritchett DF 1976–1982 1719  None
Daniel Pudil DF 2012- 1083 Czech Republic
Trevor Putney MF 1991–1993 652  None
Craig Ramage MF 1994–1997 12029 England under-21
Andy Rankin GK 1971–1979 3290 England under-23
Alf Reed HB 1935–1939 1335  None [lower-alpha 5]
George Reilly CF 1983–1985 6119  None
Pat Rice DF 1980–1984 1371 Northern Ireland
Jack Richardson HB 1898–1909 1795  None [lower-alpha 14]
Kevin Richardson MF 1986–1987 502 England
Tommy Rigg GK 1946–1948 850  None
Iwan Roberts CF 1986–1990 8312 Wales
Paul Robinson DF 1996–2003 2529 England under-21 [80]
Glenn Roeder DF 1989–1991 863 England B
Peter Ronald IF 1914–1921 10229  None
Wilf Rostron DF 1979–1989 40430 England schoolboys
Reg Saphin GK 1951–1954 590  None
Stewart Scullion MF 1966–1971, 1973–1976 34855  None [81]
Albie Sharp FB / HB 1898–1901 693  None
Bill Sheppard IF 1927–1929 9539  None
Steve Sherwood GK 1977–1987 2691  None
Tim Sherwood MF 1987–1989 512 England [82]
Bill Shipwright FB / HB 1954–1959 1530  None
Danny Shittu DF 2006–2008 7511 Nigeria [83]
Steve Sims DF 1978–1984, 1986–1987 2198 England B
[84]
Lee Sinnott DF 1983–1987 952 England under-21
Reg Slade FB 1921–1929 1240  None
Bert Slater GK 1965–1969 1520  None
Allan Smart FW 1998–2001 6413  None
Bert Smith HB 1925–1927 551 Ireland
Frank Smith IF / HB 1921–1931 34131  None
Tommy Smith FW 1997–2003, 2006–2009 30664 England under-21
[85][86]
Jason Soloman DF 1989–1995 1166 England youth
Marvin Sordell FW 2009–2012 81 27 England under-21
Great Britain
[lower-alpha 23][88]
Matthew Spring MF 2005–2007 539  None
Arthur Squires IF 1909–1913 11625  None [lower-alpha 9]
Eric Steele GK 1979–1984 650 England youth
Jimmy Stephenson OF 1922–1927 20920  None
Worrell Sterling MF 1983–1988 12217  None
Alex Stewart FB 1910–1915 1604  None [lower-alpha 9]
Jordan Stewart MF 2005–2008 1172 England under-21 [89]
John Stirk DF 1978–1979 600 England youth
Jock Strain HB 1921–1927 1936  None
Jack Swann CF 1925–1927 5931  None
Brian Talbot MF 1985–1986 598 England
Wally Tattersall OF 1910–1912 728  None
Les Taylor MF 1980–1985 21120  None
Martin Taylor DF 2010–2012 95 10 England under-21 [90]
Jimmy Tennant OF 1902–1905 9221 Scotland junior
Steve Terry DF 1980–1988 20820  None
Dave Thomas CF 1948–1950 11143  None
Rod Thomas FW 1988–1992 959 England under-21
Cyril Thompson CF 1951–1953 8341  None
Dániel Tőzsér MF 2014- 665 Hungary
Ray Train MF 1978–1982 1124  None
Peter Turner IF 1904–1907 10822 Scotland junior
Dave Underwood GK 1952–1953, 1956–1957, 1960–1963 1920  None [91]
Dennis Uphill CF 1959–1960 5836  None
Paolo Vernazza MF 2000–2004 1083 England under-21 [92]
Matěj Vydra FW 2012-13, 2014- 9238 Czech Republic
Micky Walker GK 1968–1973 1590 Wales under-23
Peter Walker CF 1954–1962 18342  None
Tom Walley HB 1967–1971, 1976–1977 24818 Wales [93]
Ernie Wallington OF / IF 1921–1922 535  None
Jimmy Walsh DF 1974–1977 700  None
Tom Walters CF 1935–1938 5925  None [lower-alpha 5]
Dai Ward CF 1962–1963 6632 Wales
Darren Ward DF 1996–2001, 2008 774  None [94]
Jack Warner IF 1926–1930 11525  None
Tommy Waterall OF 1914–1921 11220  None
Danny Webber FW 2002, 2003–2005 8021 England under-20 [95][96]
Joe Webster GK 1910–1914 1480  None [97]
Duncan Welbourne* HB / DF 1963–1974 45725  None [lower-alpha 24]
Colin West CF 1985–1986 5623  None
Charlie White IF 1909–1925 37286  None [lower-alpha 9]
Ron Wigg CF 1970–1973 11027  None
Fred Wilkinson HB 1919–1921 741  None
John Wilkinson OF 1921–1923 657  None
Paul Wilkinson CF 1988–1991, 1995 15955 England under-21 [99]
Johnny Williams DF 1964–1975 4192  None
Skilly Williams* GK 1913–1926 3410  None [lower-alpha 9][lower-alpha 25]
Lee Williamson MF 2007–2009 785  None
Tug Wilson CF / HB 1951–1957 5112  None
Micky Wood HB / IF 1898–1901 612  None [lower-alpha 14]
Lew Woodroffe IF / OF 1947–1951 646  None
Arthur Woodward HB / GK 1926–1939 42018  None [lower-alpha 5]
Arthur Woolliscroft IF 1930–1933 6716  None
Nordin Wooter FW 1999–2002 703 Netherlands under-21 [100]
Mark Yeates MF 2011-2013 66 7 Republic of Ireland B [101]
Ashley Young MF 2003–2007 11022 England [102]

Notes

  1. Appearances made before the start of the 189899 season are not included, because West Hertfordshire and Watford St Mary's competed in the FA Cup as separate entities.[11]
  2. For more information, see Formation (association football).
  3. Years given denote the span between a player's first and last peacetime appearance—they do not take into account appearances for Watford while peacetime competitions were suspended due to the First and Second World Wars. Where a player spent multiple periods at the club, these periods are denoted as multiple ranges of years.
  4. Where a player did not compete internationally, no country is denoted. Only the highest level of international competition is given, except where a player competed for more than one country, in which case the highest level for each country is shown. Between 1926 and 1950, two competing teams claimed to represent the island of Ireland.
    denotes players who played for the Irish Football Association team.
    denotes players who played for the Football Association of Ireland team.
    For more information, see Ireland national football team (1882–1950) and Republic of Ireland national football team.[19][20]
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Also played for Watford during the Second World War.[23]
  6. 1 2 Barnes and Jackett share the record for the most senior international caps won by a player while at Watford. Barnes made 31 appearances for England while at Watford; Jackett made 31 appearances for Wales during his one-club career.[1]
  7. Bennett played for Great Britain at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[25]
  8. Blissett holds the record for the most total appearances and goals for Watford. He also holds the club's records for the most Football League games and goals (415 games, 148 goals).[5]
  9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Also played for Watford during the First World War.[29]
  10. Davies played for the senior Wales team in a wartime international match. Matches played during the Second World War were not subsequently recognised as full internationals, and are regarded as "unofficial".[35]
  11. Findlay was player-manager between 1937 and 1944, and continued managing until 1947.[10]
  12. Furphy was player-manager for the entirety of his Watford playing career, and continued as manager until 1971.[10]
  13. Goodall was player-manager for the entirety of his Watford playing career. He continued managing the club until 1910.[10] He is the oldest player ever to play for the club; on his last appearance he was 44 years 87 days old.[5]
  14. 1 2 3 4 Player made additional appearances for West Hertfordshire prior to the start of the 1898–99 season.[52]
  15. Holton holds the Watford record for the most goals in a season; 48 in 1959–60.[6] His 42 goals in the Football League that season is also a club record.[5]
  16. Keen was player-manager between 1973 and 1975, and continued as manager until 1977.[10]
  17. Kent was player-manager between 1910 and 1913, and continued to manage the club until 1926.[10]
  18. McBain player-managed the club between 1929 and 1931. He continued managing until 1937, and returned for a second spell as manager between 1956 and 1959.[10]
  19. Mercer was the youngest player to play for Watford in a competitive match, aged 16 years 125 days.[5]
  20. Mummery holds the record for the most goals by a Watford player in a Football League match. He scored five times against Newport County on 5 January 1924.[5]
  21. Pagnam was player-manager between 1926 and 1927, and continued managing until 1929.[10]
  22. Although primarily a midfielder, Palmer played in every position for the club during the 1997–98 season.[76]
  23. Sordell played for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[87]
  24. Welbourne holds the Watford record for the most consecutive league games (280).[98]
  25. Williams has played more games in goal for Watford than anyone else.[7]

References

Bibliography

  • Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. T.G. Jones. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1. 
  • Jones, Trefor (1998). Watford Season by Season. T.G. Jones. ISBN 0-9527458-1-X. 
  • Phillips, Oliver (1991). The Official Centenary History of Watford FC 18811991. Watford Football Club. ISBN 0-9509601-6-0. 
General
  • Positions, playing statistics and career spans from 189899 to 199798 sourced to: Jones, Watford Season by Season. pp. 225241. Players with multiple spells at the club are cited individually.
  • Positions, playing statistics and career spans from 199899 onwards sourced to: "Watford player appearances". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 April 2016.  Career spans for players with multiple spells at the club are cited individually.
  • International representation up to and including May 1996 sourced to: Jones, The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. pp. 279284. Players who made their international debut after May 1996 are cited individually.
  • Players of the Season up to 201011 sourced to: "Former Watford Players of the Season". Watford Football Club. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2012.  Subsequent winners are cited individually.
Specific
  1. 1 2 3 Jones, The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 238.
  2. Jones, The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 9.
  3. Phillips, The Official Centenary History of Watford FC 1881–1991. p. 52.
  4. "History: Chronology". Watford Football Club. 13 April 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
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