Been At Both: Five Who Have Played For The Hornets & The Terriers

By: Watford FC Staff

With Watford preparing to host Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (February 24, KO 3pm), we’ve taken a look at five players who have turned out for both the Hornets and the Terriers.

Nigel Callaghan

A huge part of Watford's successes during the 1980s, right winger Nigel Callaghan made 298 appearances for the Golden Boys over two different spells.

He first featured from 1980 to 1987 before returning on loan from Aston Villa during the 1990/91 campaign.

An excellent striker of the ball, Callaghan scored 52 times for Watford and won the European Under-21 Championship with England in 1984.

Following his second spell with the Hornets, Callaghan joined Huddersfield on loan where he made eight appearances in 1991/92. This turned out to be the last professional club of his career.

Michel Ngonge

Michael Ngonge arrived at Watford in 1998 from Turkish club Samsunspor, for his first experience of English football at the age of 31.

The DR Congo forward netted in a play-off semi-final against Birmingham City, with the Hornets going on to achieve promotion to the Premier League.

He scored 11 times in his 57 appearances for the club, which all came under Graham Taylor, until he departured permanently for QPR in 2000.

Before leaving for the Hoops, Ngonge had joined Huddersfield on loan where he played four times.

Jonathan Hogg

Jonathan Hogg signed for Watford from Aston Villa in 2011 and went on to make 84 appearances for the Hornets in a holding midfield role.

After two successful seasons Hogg moved on to Huddersfield in 2013 and he remains at the club to this day, having played for the Terriers more than 350 times.

Hogg was named as club captain of Huddersfield in 2021.

Iwan Roberts

Welsh striker Iwan Roberts came through the youth ranks at Watford and made 89 appearances for the senior side between 1986 and 1990, scoring 12 times.

He moved on from Vicarage Road to Huddersfield for a reported fee of £275,000 and netted 68 times in 183 appearances for the Terriers, before leaving for Leicester City in 1993.

Roberts famously went on to play for Norwich City and ended up with more than 200 Premier League/Football League goals across his career, which is an achievement shared by only six other Watford players.

Lee Sinnott

Defender Lee Sinnott was known for his long throw and played for Watford under Graham Taylor between 1983 and 1987.

He made 95 appearances, scoring twice, and when he featured in the 1984 FA Cup final he was at the time one of the 20 youngest players to take to the field in the showpiece game.

Between 1994 and 1997, Sinnott went on to make exactly 100 appearances for Huddersfield, scoring once.

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