October 03, 1986,
August 30th 2016
I just love defending. I love tacking, blocking and heading the ball, I’m a bit old-school
Adrian Mariappa made a surprise but welcome return to Watford in 2016, after spending three seasons at Crystal Palace, making 49 appearances in his time at Selhurst Park.
He was forced to bide his time before getting regular minutes, putting in a string of typically assured performances late in the 16/17 season when the Hornets' back-line was hit hard by injury.
A Jamaica international, he joined Reading in 2012 before moving to the Premier League with the Eagles in September 2013.
Mariappa made 247 appearances in his first spell at Vicarage Road after graduating through the club's Academy, and the fan favourite was voted the Golden Boys' 2011/12 Player of the Season.
2013 - 2016
2012 - 2013
2005 - 2012