The History of Watford F.C. Football Club

Watford FC is a professional football club based in Watford, England. The club is a part of the premier league, which is the most elite league in English football.

Watford FC was founded in 1881, when it was called the Watford Rovers. It did not enter the FA Cup until five years later, in 1886, and then took part in the Southern League ten years later. In 1914/15, the club was the champion of the Southern League, thanks in part to the management skills of Harry Kent. It then joined the Football League five years later.

Watford FC has had several different grounds that it called its home, but in 1922 it moved to Vicarage Road and now, almost 100 years later it still uses those grounds. Our beauty salon is only a short drive away from the stadium.

For much of its early history, Watford was in the lower divisions of the league, but it started to find success in the late 70s and early 80s, moving up from the fourth division to the first division, as they were then called. Between 1987 and 1997, however, the club struggled, being delegated to what was then called the second division. The club spent some time bouncing between the second division and the premier league. When Aidy Boothroyd took over, the team finally started to enjoy consistent success, and they were promoted to the premiership in the 2014-15 season, and managed to stay there in the 2015-16 season, and to date.

Watford FC is owned by the Pozzo family, who are a major owner of football teams, having previously owned Granada CF, and who currently own Udinese Calcio. The club has a large stadium which can accommodate up to 21,438 fans, and the current chairman is Scott Duxbury. The club’s home colours are yellow and black and their away colours are black and red.

Elton John was a lifelong supporter of the football club, and became the chairman of the club in 1976. His ambition was to see the club make it to the first division, which it did – indeed while Elton John was involved with the club it made an impressive climb from the bottom of the leagues to the highest division, although during that initial meteoric rise they were unable to secure a title. The turnaround was still noteable for the club, however, and an important victory for the chairman, who had a strong attachment to the club.