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Defenders

John
McClelland

3
Watford goals

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Born

December 07, 1955,

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Join Date

November 15th 1984

Possibly Graham Taylor’s greatest acquisition at the back as Watford Manager, John McClelland’s leadership and defensive qualities proved to be a resounding success with the fans at Vicarage Road.

 

An exceptional centre half, McClelland enjoyed a five-year spell at the Hornets, making 231 appearances. He earned recognition for his impressive performances, picking up the Player of the Season award twice in 1985 and 88.

 

McClelland’s unorthodox running style was his most noticeable feature but he often demonstrated exceptional pace throughout his time with the club.