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Top 10 Famous Fans
4. Elton John
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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‹‹ 5. Regis Philbin 3. Billy Crystal ››

Sir Elton John has been a lifelong fan of Watford FC, but for the last 30 years, he has been much more.

In 1976, he became the chairman of the club, who was at the time in the Fourth Division. Captain Fantastic pumped money into the club and the team quickly rose to the Top Flight and reached the FA Cup in 1984, where they lost to Everton 2-0 as John sat in the Royal Box with tears covering his face.

John sold the club in 1987, but retained the title of honorary president. He repurchased the club ten years later and re-assumed the title of chairman. In 2002 he stepped down as chairman, but continued as president of the club until November of 2008, when differences with chairman Graham Simpson led to John giving up his title of honorary president. Simpson and Watford parted ways, and Sir Elton John resumed his position as honorary life president and is set to play a concert at the team’s stadium this summer to raise funds for the club.

Top 10 Famous Fans




‹‹ 5. Regis Philbin 3. Billy Crystal ››

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