February 01, 1958,
June 1st 1975
The Hornets' all-time record appearance maker and goal scorer, the stats don’t lie when it comes to Luther Blissett’s Watford playing days.
After progressing through the club’s youth ranks, the prolific centre-forward went on to score 186 times in 503 outings during three separate spells at Vicarage Road after making his initial debut in the 1975/76 season.
A key part of Watford’s rise from the Fourth Division to a second-placed top-flight finish in 1982/83, Blissett became the Hornets’ first senior England international when scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Luxembourg in 1982.
After a year in Italy with AC Milan, the Jamaica-born striker returned to The Vic for another successful stint from 1984 until 1988, at which point he moved to Harry Redknapp’s Bournemouth and found the net more than 50 times in two-and-a-half seasons at Dean Court.
He was brought back home to Hertfordshire by Steve Perryman for a further two-year spell in 1991, and later served under Graham Taylor once more as part of the club’s coaching staff.