Ben Watson

Date of birth09 July 1985
Place of birthCamberwell
NationalityEnglish
Weight68 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Ben Watson's contract at Crystal Palace was extended to June 2008 in August 2004.

It was further extended to June 2009 in August 2006.

Ben joined Wigan Athletic in January 2009 with a contract to June 2012 that was extended to June 2014 in August 2011 and to June 2015 in March 2014.

His contract at Watford was extended to June 2017 in March 2015 and to June 2018 in May 2016 before it was cancelled in January 2018.

He joined Nottingham Forest in February 2018 with a contract to June 2020.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crystal Palace 12 Aug 2004 26 Jan 2009
Wigan Athletic 26 Jan 2009 23 Jan 2015
Queens Park Rangers 01 Sep 2009 01 Jan 2010 L
West Bromwich Albion 22 Feb 2010 01 Apr 2010 L
Watford 23 Jan 2015 31 Jan 2018
Nottingham Forest 06 Feb 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Division 1 3
2
1
2003-04 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
3
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Division 1 8
8
1
3
2004-05 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2004-05 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
2004-05 Crystal Palace Premier League 16
5
3
2005-06 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship 40
2
4
5
1
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs 1
1
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Championship 19
6
3
4
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2007-08 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Championship 41
1
5
2
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs 2
2
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Championship 18
5
4
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2008-09 Wigan Athletic Premier League 6
4
2
1
2009-10 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 16
2
2
2009-10 West Bromwich Albion League Championship 6
1
1
2
2009-10 Wigan Athletic FA Cup
2
1
2009-10 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2009-10 Wigan Athletic Premier League 4
1
1
2010-11 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2010-11 Wigan Athletic League Cup 4
1
2010-11 Wigan Athletic Premier League 23
6
3
3
2011-12 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Wigan Athletic League Cup
1
1
2011-12 Wigan Athletic Premier League 14
7
3
1
2012-13 Wigan Athletic FA Cup
1
1
2012-13 Wigan Athletic League Cup 2
2012-13 Wigan Athletic Premier League 7
5
1
1
2013-14 Wigan Athletic FA Community Shield 1
2013-14 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 3
2
1
2013-14 Wigan Athletic League Championship 25
2
6
2013-14 Wigan Athletic UEFA Europa League 2
2
1
2014-15 Watford League Championship 19
1
3
2014-15 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2014-15 Wigan Athletic League Championship 7
2
1
2015-16 Watford FA Cup 5
2015-16 Watford League Cup 1
2015-16 Watford Premier League 31
4
2
4
2016-17 Watford FA Cup 1
2016-17 Watford League Cup 1
2016-17 Watford Premier League
4
1
2017-18 Nottingham Forest League Championship 14
4
2017-18 Watford FA Cup 1
1
1
2017-18 Watford League Cup 1
2017-18 Watford Premier League 6
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Grimsby Town v Crystal Palace W 1-4 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Millwall v Crystal Palace L 3-2 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Aug 2003 Burnley v Crystal Palace W 2-3 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Crystal Palace W 1-1 (3-1) League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Crystal Palace v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace W 1-3 League Division 1
26 Aug 2003 Crystal Palace v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Millwall v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Sunderland v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Crystal Palace v Bradford City L 0-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Crystal Palace v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Oct 2003 Crystal Palace v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Oct 2003 Blackpool v Crystal Palace W 1-3 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Wigan Athletic v Crystal Palace L 5-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Crystal Palace v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Walsall v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Nov 2003 Stoke City v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division 1
03 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace L 3-0 League Cup 4th round
03 Jan 2004 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Crystal Palace v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Watford v Crystal Palace W 1-5 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Crystal Palace v Walsall W 1-0 League Division 1
18 Sep 2004 Crystal Palace v Manchester City L 1-2 Premier League
21 Sep 2004 Crystal Palace v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2004 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
04 Oct 2004 Crystal Palace v Fulham W 2-0 Premier League
16 Oct 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
23 Oct 2004 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 Premier League
27 Oct 2004 Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 2004 Birmingham City v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2004 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
13 Nov 2004 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 3-2 Premier League
20 Nov 2004 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 0-2 Premier League
27 Nov 2004 Southampton v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
05 Dec 2004 Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
11 Dec 2004 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
18 Dec 2004 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 5-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2004 Crystal Palace v Portsmouth L 0-1 Premier League
03 Jan 2005 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
08 Jan 2005 Sunderland v Crystal Palace L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Manchester City v Crystal Palace L 3-1 Premier League
19 Mar 2005 Chelsea v Crystal Palace L 4-1 Premier League
10 Apr 2005 Everton v Crystal Palace L 4-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2005 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
07 May 2005 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
15 May 2005 Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
06 Aug 2005 Crystal Palace v Luton Town L 1-2 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Championship
13 Aug 2005 Norwich City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
20 Aug 2005 Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Championship
27 Aug 2005 Crystal Palace v Stoke City W 2-0 League Championship
10 Sep 2005 Crystal Palace v Hull City W 2-0 League Championship
13 Sep 2005 Reading v Crystal Palace L 3-2 League Championship
17 Sep 2005 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
24 Sep 2005 Crystal Palace v Preston North End D 1-1 League Championship
27 Sep 2005 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Championship
03 Oct 2005 Queens Park Rangers v Crystal Palace W 1-3 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 1-4 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Crystal Palace v Burnley W 2-0 League Championship
25 Oct 2005 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Championship
05 Nov 2005 Crystal Palace v Sheffield United L 2-3 League Championship
20 Nov 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace W 2-3 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 2-0 League Championship
26 Nov 2005 Luton Town v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Championship
30 Nov 2005 Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 2005 Crystal Palace v Millwall D 1-1 League Championship
10 Dec 2005 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
17 Dec 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2006 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 2-0 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Crystal Palace v Northampton Town W 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Hull City v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
20 Jan 2006 Crystal Palace v Reading D 1-1 League Championship
25 Jan 2006 Southampton v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
04 Feb 2006 Crystal Palace v Cardiff City W 1-0 League Championship
07 Feb 2006 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
14 Feb 2006 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Championship
18 Feb 2006 Millwall v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
25 Feb 2006 Crystal Palace v Norwich City W 4-1 League Championship
04 Mar 2006 Crystal Palace v Leeds United L 1-2 League Championship
13 Mar 2006 Stoke City v Crystal Palace W 1-3 League Championship
18 Mar 2006 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Championship
21 Mar 2006 Leeds United v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Championship
25 Mar 2006 Derby County v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Championship
31 Mar 2006 Crystal Palace v Watford W 3-1 League Championship
07 Apr 2006 Leicester City v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Championship
15 Apr 2006 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Championship
17 Apr 2006 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Crystal Palace v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
06 May 2006 Crystal Palace v Watford L 0-3 League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
09 May 2006 Watford v Crystal Palace D 0-0
Agg: 3-0
League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
05 Aug 2006 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
08 Aug 2006 Crystal Palace v Southend United W 3-1 League Championship
13 Aug 2006 Crystal Palace v Leeds United W 1-0 League Championship
19 Aug 2006 Birmingham City v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Championship
22 Aug 2006 Crystal Palace v Notts County L 1-2 League Cup 1st round
23 Sep 2006 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 1-0 League Championship
30 Sep 2006 Hull City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
14 Oct 2006 Crystal Palace v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Championship
21 Oct 2006 Leicester City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
31 Oct 2006 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace L 3-2 League Championship
02 Dec 2006 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Crystal Palace v Colchester United L 1-3 League Championship
16 Dec 2006 Derby County v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
30 Dec 2006 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
03 Feb 2007 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Championship
03 Mar 2007 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
10 Mar 2007 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 2-0 League Championship
14 Mar 2007 West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace W 2-3 League Championship
17 Mar 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
31 Mar 2007 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 League Championship
07 Apr 2007 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 3-0 League Championship
14 Apr 2007 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Championship
21 Apr 2007 Barnsley v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Championship
29 Apr 2007 Crystal Palace v Derby County W 2-0 League Championship
06 May 2007 Colchester United v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
11 Aug 2007 Southampton v Crystal Palace W 1-4 League Championship
14 Aug 2007 Bristol Rovers v Crystal Palace L 1-1 (1-4) League Cup 1st round
18 Sep 2007 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Sep 2007 Crystal Palace v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Championship
29 Sep 2007 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
02 Oct 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
06 Oct 2007 Crystal Palace v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
20 Oct 2007 Blackpool v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
23 Oct 2007 Crystal Palace v Stoke City L 1-3 League Championship
29 Oct 2007 Crystal Palace v Watford L 0-2 League Championship
03 Nov 2007 Scunthorpe United v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
06 Nov 2007 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
10 Nov 2007 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Championship
24 Nov 2007 Colchester United v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
27 Nov 2007 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 2-1 League Championship
01 Dec 2007 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2007 Queens Park Rangers v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
08 Dec 2007 Barnsley v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
15 Dec 2007 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Championship
22 Dec 2007 Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2007 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
29 Dec 2007 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Championship
01 Jan 2008 Crystal Palace v Norwich City D 1-1 League Championship
05 Jan 2008 Watford v Crystal Palace L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace W 0-3 League Championship
19 Jan 2008 Crystal Palace v Bristol City W 2-0 League Championship
28 Jan 2008 Leicester City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
02 Feb 2008 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
08 Feb 2008 Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Championship
12 Feb 2008 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Championship
18 Feb 2008 Bristol City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
23 Feb 2008 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Championship
01 Mar 2008 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Championship
04 Mar 2008 Crystal Palace v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Championship
08 Mar 2008 Crystal Palace v Colchester United W 2-1 League Championship
12 Mar 2008 West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2008 Crystal Palace v Barnsley W 2-0 League Championship
22 Mar 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Championship
29 Mar 2008 Crystal Palace v Blackpool D 0-0 League Championship
07 Apr 2008 Stoke City v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
12 Apr 2008 Crystal Palace v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League Championship
19 Apr 2008 Watford v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
26 Apr 2008 Hull City v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Championship
04 May 2008 Crystal Palace v Burnley W 5-0 League Championship
10 May 2008 Crystal Palace v Bristol City L 1-2 League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
13 May 2008 Bristol City v Crystal Palace L 2-1
Agg: 4-2
League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Aug 2008 Leeds United v Crystal Palace L 4-0 League Cup 2nd round
13 Sep 2008 Crystal Palace v Swansea City W 2-0 League Championship
16 Sep 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Championship
20 Sep 2008 Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle L 1-2 League Championship
27 Sep 2008 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
30 Sep 2008 Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Championship
04 Oct 2008 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
18 Oct 2008 Crystal Palace v Barnsley W 3-0 League Championship
21 Oct 2008 Birmingham City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
25 Oct 2008 Blackpool v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Championship
28 Oct 2008 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest L 1-2 League Championship
01 Nov 2008 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Championship
08 Nov 2008 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
15 Nov 2008 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Championship
22 Nov 2008 Crystal Palace v Bristol City W 4-2 League Championship
25 Nov 2008 Norwich City v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
29 Nov 2008 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
06 Dec 2008 Derby County v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
08 Dec 2008 Crystal Palace v Southampton W 3-0 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 England Under-21
1
2006-07 England UEFA Under-21
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Nov 2004 Spain v England L 1-0 Under-21
06 Oct 2006 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.