Thursday, May 22, 1980

Tommy Smith was born in Hemel Hempstead.

Having made his debut for the Hornets at 17, Smith went on to clock up more than 300 appearances for the club over two spells separated by a three-year hiatus with Sunderland and Derby County.

A popular winger or striker, he won Watford's Player of the Season award in both 2007/08 and 2008/09.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day