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Watford Association Football Club Ltd.

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The club was founded in 1881 and plays at Vicarage Road ground (which has a capacity of 23,500), which they share with Saracens Rugby Club (since 1997). The pop star Elton John is the club's honorary life president. The club is incorporated within Watford Leisure plc (WFC SEAQ London Stock Exchange).

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08

21.183

0.295

81.0

128

2006/07

28.824

7.980

59.3

120

2005/06

7.328

-5.677

 

105

2004/05

7.180

0.696

84.9

111

2003/04

7.460

1.639

95.2

124

2002/03

7.789

-0.299

 

119

2001/02

16.817

-5.785

92.5

119

2000/01

9.978

-5.421

97.7

114

1999/00

16.801

3.948

49.8

103

1998/99

5.845

-1.820

89.4

97

1997/98

5.754

-0.723

58.4

77

1996/97

3.698

-0.861

65.5

70

1995/96

3.646

-1.264

70.7

72

1994/95

3.942

-1.105

 

72

1993/94

6.362

2.054

 

77

Website: 
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