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Ben Foster

Manchester United FC, Watford FC, Birmingham City FC, West Bromwich Albion FC
 
8 appearances, 6 goals against
 
P 8 W 2 D 3 L 3 F 11: A
7
*(actual F 9: A 6)
50% successful

2006-14

disciplined:
1
Captain:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Ben Anthony Foster

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 3 April 1983 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire [registered as Ben Anthony in Warwick & Leamington, June 1983].
Attended North Leamington Community School
Height/Weight 6' 2", 12st 6lb. [2005]

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005] & .

Club Career

Club(s) Starting with Racing Club Warwick, Foster signed for Stoke City FC on 25 April 2001.  Foster was loaned to Bristol City FC in November 2002, without playing, that was  followed quickly by a loan deal at Tiverton Town FC (sixteen league appearances). A loan move to Stafford Rangers FC followed a year later in March 2004 (one league appearance), then Kidderminster Harriers AFC for two league matches in October 2004.  Foster was then loaned to Wrexham AFC for the second half of the 2004-05 season, making seventeen league appearances. Signed for Manchester United FC on 17 July 2005 for £1 million, and loaned to Watford FC on 1 August 2005 for the season.  Foster had returned to United at the time of his first England squad call-up. Still, on 10 August 2006, Foster returned once more to a season-long loan at Vicarage Road. He completed 73 league appearances. After twelve Premier League appearances with United, Foster signed for Birmingham City FC on 19 May 2010 for £4 million and made 38 league appearances. Foster then joined West Bromwich Albion FC on loan from 29 July 2011, making 37 Premier League appearances. Foster then joined West Brom in a permanent deal on 29 June 2012 for £4 million, making 171 Premier League appearances up until 5 July 2018, when he returned to Watford FC, completing 38 Premier League appearances in his first season.
Club honours Associate Members Trophy winners 2004-05; Football League Cup winners 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11; FA Cup runners-up 2018-19;
Individual honours Watford FC Player of the Season 2006-07; Alan Hardaker Trophy 2008-09, 2010-11; Birmingham City FC Player of the Season 2010-11; Birmingham City FC Players' Player of the Season 2010-11; West Bromwich Albion FC Supporter's Player of the Season 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17; West Bromwich Albion FC Players' Player of the Season 2011-12, 2012-13;  FWA Player of the Year nominee 2016-17; London Football Awards Goalkeeper of the Year 2019;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005].

England Career

Player number 1146th player to appear for England. 104th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 849, 7 February 2007, England 0 Spain 1, a friendly match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 23 years 310 days.
Last match No. 934, 24 June 2014, Costa Rica 0 England 0, a World Cup Finals group match at Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, Belo Horizonte, aged 31 years 82 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2010 (standby list), 2014;
Team honours None


The Numbers
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts sub unused mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
25 8 2 5 ▲2
0
24 630 6 105 min 1 4 50% none 1
Minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
8 2 3 3 11 7 +4 3 3 1.375 0.875 43.8 -1

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 2 1 2 9 4 +5 1 2 1.80 0.80 50.0 =0
Neutral 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Green 4 2 1 1 7 1 +6 2 3 1.75 0.25 62.5 +1
Purple 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
Black 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Gold (nike) 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCF 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 6 1 2 3 8 7 +1 2 1 1.333 1.167 33.3 -2

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2008-10 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCF 2014 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2004-06 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WC 2008-10 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WC 2012-14 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WC All 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
ECP 2010-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - no full appearances

coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - no full appearancesx


Age 23
836 30 May 2006 - England 3 Hungary 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 27
837 3 June 2006 - England 6 Jamaica 0, Old Trafford, Manchester HW 26
  
Sven-Göran Eriksson had named a provisional 23-man England squad, with a five-man standby list on 8 May 2006 that included Scott Carson. Carson later replaced Rob Green in the main squad, with Ben Foster replacing Carson as a reserve.

 Club: Watford F.C., on loan from Manchester United F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

coach: Steve McClaren - one full appearance (90 min)x


843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 22
844 2 September 2006 - England 5 Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HW squad member
845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Skopje AW unused sub 13
846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Manchester ECP HD squad member
847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AL
848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD unused sub 13
1 849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HL Start 1
850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan ECP AD unused sub 13
851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona AW 13
  

Age 24
b 25 May 2007 - England 3 Albania A 1, Turf Moor, Burnley Fr HW withdrawn
squad member

 Club: Manchester United F.C. - three full appearances (225 min)

manager: Fabio Capello - four full appearances (315 min)x


Age 25
2 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley  (substituting @ 1-0) Fr HW ▲sub ht 21
873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 12
  

Age 26
876 12 August 2009 - Netherlandss2 England 2,, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn
squad member
877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1,,The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unavailable
squad member
878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 12
879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0, Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Dnepropetrovsk WCP AL squad member
3 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW Start 1
4 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa Fr NL Start 55 56 1
  

 Club: Birmingham City F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

Age 27
889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW withdrawn
squad member
890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 12
891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW 12
892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HD unused sub 12
5 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 1
894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadion, benhavn Fr AW withdrawn
squad member
  

 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - three full appearances (225 min)

manager: Roy Hodgson - three full appearances (225 min)x


Age 29
917 22 March 2013 - San Marino 0 England 8, Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle WCP AW unused sub 13
918 26 March 2013 - Montenegro 1 England 1, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica AD 13

Age 30
6 919 29 May 2013 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley tour HD ▲sub ht 13
920 2 June 2013 - Brazil 2 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro AD unused sub 13
921 14 August 2013 - England 3 Scotland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
  
928 5 March 2014 - England 1 Denmark 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13

Age 31
929 30 May 2014 - England 3 Peru 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 13
7 930 4 June 2014 - Ecuador 2 England 2, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens Fr ND Start
931 7 June 2014 - Honduras 0 England 0, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens Fr ND unused sub
932 14 June 2014 - England 1 Italy 2, Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
WCF
NL unused sub
13
933 19 June 2014 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo NL
8 934 24 June 2014 - Costa Rica 0 England 0, Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, Belo Horizonte ND Start
935 3 September 2014 - England 1 Norway 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW withdrawn
squad
member
936 8 September 2014 - Switzerland 0 England 2, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel ECP AW
937 9 October 2014 - England 5 San Marino 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 13
938 12 October 2014 - Estonia 0 England 1, A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn AW 13
939 15 November 2014 - England 3 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 13
940 18 November 2014 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow Fr AW 13
  

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