Jamaica international Adrian Mariappa (pictured) signed with Watford on August 30, 2016 (Photo: Mexsport)
LONDON -- After spending four seasons away from the club at which his career was launched, Jamaica international Adrian Mariappa is returning to Watford on a three-year contract, the English Premier League side announced Tuesday.
The 29-year-old defender appeared in 247 games for the Hornets, making his professional debut in an English League Cup match against Notts County on August 23, 2005, after advancing through the youth system.
Mariappa left Watford for Reading in 2012 and then moved to Crystal Palace (2013-16), with which he played in 49 games in all competitions, including the 2016 FA Cup final against Manchester United.
With Jamaica, Mariappa has won 41 caps and was a member of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup runner-up squad (6 games/0 goals). He also played in the 2015 Copa America (3/0) and the 2016 Copa America Centenario (3/0).
Mariappa is on Jamaica’s roster for World Cup qualifiers against Panama (September 2, away) and Haiti (September 6, home).