Watford Football Club is a football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, that plays in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. Founded in 1881 as Watford Rovers, the club entered the FA Cup for the first time in 1886, and the Southern League a decade later. 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 a permanent location at Vicarage Road in 1922, where it remains to this day. Watford spent most of the following half century in the lower divisions of The Football League, changing colours and crest on multiple occasions.
Watford are again competing in the Premier League 2015–16 season, after clinching promotion from the Football League Championship in the 2014–15 season.
Watford is currently owned by the Pozzo family, which also owns Udinese Calcio in Italy and Granada CF in Spain. Sir Elton John, who owned Watford during both of Graham Taylor's successful periods as manager, served alongside Taylor as the club's joint Honorary Life President, until 2008, only to later resume the role which he now shares alongside Graham Taylor.
Year : 1982–83, 2014–15, Award : First Division Runners-Up
Year : 1998–99, 2005–06, Award : Football League Championship Play-Offs Winners
Year : 2012–13, Award : e Championship Play-Offs Runners-Up
Year : 1981–82, Award : Football League Second Division Runners-Up
Year : 1968–69, 1997–98, Award : Football Keague Third Division Champions
Year : 1978–79, Award : Football League Third Division Runners-Up
Year : 1977–78, Award : Footbsall League Fourth Division Champions
Year : 1983–84, Award : FA Cup Runners-Up