36. Jerker Kjellander

Position – Centre Back
DOB – 20/11/1978
Apps – 55
Goals – 1
Debut v Birmingham – April 1999
Worldnets – 8
Nicknames – Gerker

Sweden’s finest, and a Watford fan since following the team on Swedish TV in the 1980’s, Jerker made his WIFC bow on a visit in 1999. He then returned to the fold regularly in 2005 while studying in London. Now back in Sweden with a young faimly, Jerker flies back in for the odd game and WorldNET, memorably completing a series of stag do challenges there in 2009. Just like his fellow countrymen, Jerker goes about his defending business in a cool, unflustered manner and showed his class to roll back the years with an excellent Worldnet in 2011, despite not having kicked a ball in 18 months, and he’s now a regular fixture for the Vets each summer.

Jerker’s Q and A

Describe yourself in a sentence
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOU.

What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it? Watford – Sunderland 3-3, 2 April 1996. Aside from being 17 and let abroad without my parents for the first time, I remember being somewhat shocked at the low standard of football in the first half and excited about the Mooney inspired comeback in the second.

Finest ever WFC memory
The 1999 play-off final.

Worst away trip and why
Hull funbus in 2008(?). WFC performance.

WIFC playing highlight
The Worldnet semi final golden goal win.

Favourite WIFC moment
Can’t call a winner between Taz lighting a joint in the changing room after my debut in 1999 and the very first attack on the Cage in 2006

All-time favourite Watford player
Nigel Gibbs

All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
(Excluding players I’ve only seen on TV):
Chamberlain – Gibbs, Demerit, Doyley, P Robinson – A Young, R Johnson, Mahon, Palmer – Helguson, Mooney

Red shorts or black?
Red

Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
David Dencik

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