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Forwards

Stefano
Okaka

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5
Watford Goals

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Born

August 09, 1989,

Castiglioni del Lago, Italy

Height

186 cm

Weight

82 kg

Join Date

September 1st 2016

I know Watford is a family club, this is the first feeling I had when I arrived at the training ground. Everything is simple, I like that

Okaka joined Watford in August 2016 following an impressive season with Anderlecht.

In 2005, Okaka made his professional debut in the UEFA Cup with Roma aged just 16 and scored his first goal just months later in the Coppa Italia.

His route to Watford was a winding one – five loan spells during his time as a Roma player earnt him a permeant move to Parma in 2012, and after a successful loan spell with Spezia he made the move to Sampdoria in 2014. 36 appearances and eight league goals later and Okaka was on the move again – this time to Anderlecht.

The Italian scored 15 league goals during the 2015/16 campaign as he began to show the sort of form that he was always capable of before signing for Watford the following season.

Injuries saw Okaka make a stuttering start to his Watford career in 2016/17 – but a brace and a man of the match performance against Everton showed exactly what the big man could do – heading home from a corner before adding his second with a cheeky backheel.

Okaka hit the ground running in 2017/18 as he scored on the Hornets' opening game of the season at home to Liverpool, however he was limited to just 16 appearances - mostly from the bench - in a frustrating campaign.

The centre-forward has made four appearances for his country, scoring one goal for the Azzurri.

Career history

Apps

watford

Watford FC
2016-

38

club-Anderlecht

Anderlecht
2015 - 2016

49

club-Sampdoria

Sampdoria
2014 - 2015

47

club-Spezia (loan)

Spezia (loan)
2013 - 2014

37

club-Parma

Parma
2012 - 2014

1

club-Parma (loan)

Parma (loan)
2012

2012

club-Bari (loan)

Bari (loan)
2011

10

club-Fulham (loan)

Fulham (loan)
2010

13

club-Brescia (loan)

Brescia (loan)
2009

18

club-Modena (loan)

Modena (loan)
2007 - 2008

33

club-AS Roma

AS Roma
2005 - 2012

61