Much sadness as football legend days

WATFORD legend Duncan Welbourne has died, aged 78.

The English full-back made history for the Hornets when he played 280 consecutive Football League games after he joined in 1963.

Tributes poured in from fans after Watford confirmed the tragic news on their Twitter page.

Alongside a photograph of him in action, it read: “#watfordfc are deeply saddened to learn that club legend Duncan Welbourne passed away this morning, aged 78.

“Our thoughts are with Duncan’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

He was born in Scunthorpe in 1940 and he started his professional football at Grimsby as a winger.

Watford signed him at the age of 23 for a fee of £1,300 and he established himself as a full-back.

He left the club on a free transfer at the end of the 1973/74 season and joined Southport

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