Watford FC Squad list 2023 – First Team 2022/23
Watford FC Squad list? Watford team list and player list? The football club is a Premier League club based in London, the capital of England. They won promotion to the Premier League in 2015 and have spent 3 seasons in England’s top division over the last three years. In 2016/17, they avoided relegation and therefore played Premier League football for six successive seasons in 2023/22. Watch & Bet Here =>
In May 2017, they went into the season with Marco Silva, but he was sacked halfway through the season after reportedly having his head turned by Everton. Javi Gracia took over at Vicarage Road and did exceedingly well until he was also sacked this season. In their fourth season, they had a fourth manager in Quico Flores who was sacked after just 12 games. Since Dec 2019, they appointed 6 managers including Nigel Pearson, Vladimir Ivić, Xisco Muñoz, Claudio Ranieri, Roy Hodgson and
Rob Edwards. Rob Edwards is their current manager who joined the club in May 2023.
The Hornets – Watford FC squad history
Watford FC Football Club’s nicknames are The Hornets and that’s because the club play in the colours of a Hornet, yellow and black. There used to be a hornet on the club badge but it was replaced by a hart, which is an old-fashioned word for ‘stag’, which is a male deer.
The traditional rivals of Watford FC are listed as Reading and Luton Town. Compared to their rivals, they are doing very well, as they are higher divisions than both of them. This could soon change though, as Reading could still win promotion to the Premier League in 2017 if they win the Championship playoff final.
Team arena: Vicarage Road
Watford’s home ground is known as Vicarage Road. They have been playing at this stadium since 19222, so compared with some grounds it is quite old, although it has been redeveloped several times. There is a 23,700-seat capacity, which is relatively small for a Premier League side.
Watford FC Squad 2023
Watford have been disappointing this season as they are at 10th in the Championship so getting into the Premier League would be tough. They survived the relegation for 6 seasons before playing in 2022/23 as a Championship side.
If we go back to previous seasons, after losing their Premier League status in the 2023/22 season, they changed their manager in the summer of 2023 and replaced Roy Hodgson with Rob Edwards, who brought in some new signings.
However, Watford have a tradition of hiring a new manager every summer, so Roy Hodgson was replaced by Rob Edwards ahead of the 2022/23 season.
The Watford FC squad 2022/23 season will consist of these players.
Watford Goalkeepers 2023
- Maduka Okoye
- Daniel Bachmann
- Ben Hamer
Watford’s goalkeepers have often come into question. However, over the 2017-18 season, veteran no.1 choice Heurelho Gomes earned lots of plaudits. Daniel Bachmann was brought for free from Stoke City and still playing for the club.
Ben Hamer is the latest addition to the Watford squad who was signed by Swansea on a free transfer.
Watford FC Defenders 2023
- William Troost-Ekong
- Kortney Hause
- Christian Kabasele
- Francisco Sierralta
- Craig Cathcart
- Mattie Pollock
- Hassane Kamara
- Jeremy Ngakia
- Mario Gaspar
- Ryan Porteous
- Wesley Hoedt
- João Ferreira
Watford have often found themselves struggling at the back. This is an issue they have been looking to fix this season. They have some good players but concede a lot of goals.
Watford, however, have trimmed down the size of their squad this season begins and it seems to have worked well with them so far until of course last night. Mario Gaspar joined Watford from Villarreal this summer.
Watford FC Midfielders 2023
- Edo Kayembe
- Imrân Louza
- Hamza Choudhury
- Tom Dele-Bashiru
- Tom Cleverley
- Dan Gosling
- Ken Sema
- Yaser Asprilla
- Ismaël Koné
- Leandro Bacuna
Watford made quite a few additions in the midfield in the 2021 summer transfer window. The club didn’t sign any midfielder this season. Moussa Sissoko was a quality player who left the club for Nantes.
Watford forwards 2023
- Ismaïla Sarr
- Samuel Kalu
- Joseph Hungbo
- João Pedro
- Vakoun Issouf Bayo
- Keinan Davis
- Rey Manaj
- Britt Assombalonga
- Jorge Cabezas
Watford sold star winger Richarlison for big money to Everton over the summer of 2018. Since then, they have struggled in attack. Vakoun Issouf Bayo is the latest addition to the current squad as a centre-forward. Last season’s top goal-scorer Emmanuel Dennis left the club this summer. They are demoted to Championship after six successive seasons in Premier League. João Pedro is their main forward who is leading the goal-scoring charts in season 2022/23. Watch & Bet Here =>
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