Douglas Rinaldi – Watford’s Brazilian Wildcard

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Tom Bodell, editor of Vital Watford, remembers the first Brazilian to pull on the famous yellow shirt…

Douglas Rinaldi made just six league starts for Watford in an 18-month spell at Vicarage Road, and yet his brief Watford career won’t be forgotten in a hurry by many.

Signed at a time when Watford appeared to be tumbling out of the Premier League at the same pace with which they propelled themselves into it, manager Aidy Boothroyd went a bit mad on the final day of the January 2007 transfer window.  Continue reading