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Name: Dave Watson  
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Date of Birth: 20th November 1961
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Profession: Footballer
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This article is about the 1980-90s footballer. For the 1970-80s footballer, see David Vernon Watson.

Dave Watson (born November 20, 1961) was a hard working central defender who started his career at Liverpool F.C. as a reserve team player before joining the Norwich first team for £50,000 in 1980.

Watson's career began to take off and he was capped for England before moving onto play for Everton F.C. for £1.23milion in 1986. Watson became a defensive stalwart for the Toffees throughout the 1980s and 1990s, captaining them to FA Cup success in 1995 and being a member of their 1987 league championship winning side. Dave had made 369 league appearances for Everton scoring 23 goals and was honoured with a testimonial match against Rangers F.C. later that year, which Everton won 3-2.

Watson was appointed interim manager in March 1997 following the resignation of Joe Royle, but reverted to his playing duties for the 1997-98 when Howard Kendall was appointed manager for the third and final time. Watson's first-team opportunities gradually faded, but he made one appearance for Everton during the 2000-01 before finally announcing his retirement as a player at the age of 39 and moving into management with Tranmere Rovers. His key objective at Tranmere was to regain their Division One status which had just been lost, but he failed to achieve that goal and was sacked after just one season at the helm.

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