Troy Deeney is an English striker who plays for Watford. A powerful goal scorer, Deeney has worked his way up through the tiers of English football from the Non-League game to the Premier League – and was named captain of Watford for the 2016/17 season. Born in Birmingham on 29th June 1988, Deeney began his career at youth level with Walsall before making one first-team appearance as the Saddlers gained promotion from League Two in 2006/7. After over 100 appearances in three-and-a-half years – including a loan to Halesowen Town – he signed for Watford for £500,000 in August 2010. In 2012 Deeney served three months in jail for affray. Upon his release, Deeney became the first Watford player to score 20 goals in three consecutive seasons; the Hornets gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2015. He captained the side to the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace and scored 15 goals in all competitions during 2015/16. Watford rejected a £25m bid from Premier League champions Leicester City for Deeney during the 2016 summer transfer window.