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Swiss maestro Almen Abdi joined Watford from Udinese in the summer of 2012 on loan having made over 50 appearances in Udine.
A permanent deal, signed the following summer, was well earned, as the cultured midfielder racked up 12 goals and 43 appearances in Hornets yellow, also picking up the club's coveted Player Of The Season award.
A dislocated shoulder in November of his first season slowed Abdi’s progress temporarily, but he still earned a reputation as a focal point of the Hornets' attacking play from midfield in the first-half of the 2012/13 season.
Abdi managed six goals and four assists before Christmas as Watford built a foundation on which to push for promotion after the New Year.
Before making the move to Italy, Abdi made over 100 appearances for FZ Zurich over six years in Switzerland. A short spell at Le Mans in France followed for the Swiss international, before Abdi signed for Udinese in August 2010.
Joined from: Udinese (2013)
Debut: August 11, 2012 v Wycombe (h)