List of Watford F.C. records and statistics

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Watford Football Club is an English association football club from Watford, Hertfordshire. The club was formed in 1881 as Watford Rovers. As of the 2017–18 season, it competes in the Premier League, the top-flight of English football.

Honours and achievements

Between 1896 and 1920, West Herts (and later Watford) competed in the Southern League, along with many future Football League sides from Southern England and Wales. The team won the league title in 1914–15, and finished as runners-up to Portsmouth on goal average in 1919–20. Watford joined the Football League in 1920, and since then have won the Third Division twice,[n 1] and the Fourth Division once. They have achieved promotion to the top level of English football on four occasions; as runners-up of the Second Division in 1981–82, and winners of the play-off final (often considered the richest game in football)[1] in 1999 and 2006. They also gained automatic promotion in 2015, finishing second in the Championship. Their highest finish in the Football League was second in the First Division, achieved in 1982–83.

Watford's best performance in the FA Cup came 1984 FA Cup, when they reached the final. They have reached the semi-finals on four further occasions, and have also reached the semi-finals of the Football League Cup twice. On Watford's only appearance in a major European cup competition to date, they reached the third round of the UEFA Cup in 1983–84. They also won the Third Division South Cup in 1937; which was shared with Millwall after being level 3–3 over two legs.

The Football League

National cup competitions

  • FA Cup
    • Finalists: 1983–84
    • Semi-Finalists: 1969–70, 1986–87, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2015–16
  • League Cup
    • Semi-finalists: 1978–79, 2004–05

Other honours

Records and statistics

All statistics correct as of 30 August 2016.[2]

Highest Attendances

Transfer Fees




Most in a season:

Most in a career:

  • Overall: 186, Luther Blissett, 1976–1992.
  • Football League: 148, Luther Blissett, 1976–1992.
  • FA Cup: 16, Tommy Barnett, 1928–1939.
  • League Cup: 17, Luther Blissett, 1976–1991.

Most in a match:


  • Overall: 503, Luther Blissett (52 as a substitute), 1976–1992.
  • League: 415, Luther Blissett (46 as a substitute), 1976–1992.
  • FA Cup: 44, Wilf Rostron (1 as substitute), 1980–1988.
  • League Cup: 44, Luther Blissett (3 as substitute), 1976–1992.
  • UEFA Cup: 6, John Barnes, Nigel Callaghan, Richard Jobson (1 as a substitute), Wilf Rostron and Steve Sherwood.



  1. Watford's second title at the third level of English football came in 199798, by which time it had been renamed as the Second Division.



  • Phillips, Oliver (1991). The Official Centenary History of Watford FC 1881–1991. Watford Football Club. ISBN 0-9509601-6-0. 
  • Jones, Trefor (1996). 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. 
  1. Harris, Nick (20 May 2006). "£40m to the winner". The Independent. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  2. "Watford F.C. club records". Watford Football Club. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  3. Richardson was making his debut for Watford.
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