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Ben Foster

Manchester United FC, Watford FC, Birmingham City FC, West Bromwich Albion FC
 
6 caps, 4 goals against
 
P 6 W 2 D 1 L 3 F 9: A
5
*(actual F 7: A 4)
42% successful

2006-14

disciplined:
1
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

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 Premiership 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 Premiership appearances. Foster then joined West Brom in a permanent deal on 29 June 2012 for £4 million, he has made a further 23 Premiership appearances up until 2012-13.
Club honours Associate Members Trophy winners 2004-05; Football League Cup winners 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11;
Individual honours Watford FC Player of the Season 2006-07; Alan Hardaker Trophy 2008-09;
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 311 days.
Last match No. 919, 29 May 2013, England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (ht), aged 30 years 60 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2010 (standby list)
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

 

Ben Foster - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
32 6 1 4 2 0 450 4 113 min 0 3 50% none 1
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ben Foster - Match Record - All Matches
Type 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 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 6 2 1 3 9 5 +4 2 2 1.50 0.833 41.7 -1

 

Ben Foster - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Green 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 1 2 2.333 0.333 66.7 +1
Purple 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -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
All 6 2 1 3 9 5 +4 2 2 1.50 0.833 41.7 -1

 

Ben Foster - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 5 1 1 3 6 5 +1 2 1 1.20 1.00 30.0 -2
All 6 2 1 3 9 5 +4 2 2 1.50 0.833 41.7 -1

 

Ben Foster - Match Record - Tournament Matches
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 All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
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 All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Ben Foster - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 0 full capsx

Age 23
- 836 30 May 2006 - England 3 Hungary 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 27
- 837 3 June 2006 - England 6 Jamaica 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr 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: Manchester United F.C.on loan to Watford F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Steve McClaren - 1 full capx

- 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW unused sub 22
- 844 2 September 2006 - England 5 Andorra 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HD squad member
- 845 6 September 2006 - FYR Macedonia 0 England 1, Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje HD unused sub 13
- 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester HD squad member
- 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, 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, Stretford, Manchester Fr HL Start 1
- 850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv ECP AD unused sub 13
- 851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuíc, Barcelona, Spain   AW 13
Age 24
- b 25 May 2007 - England B 3 Albania 1, Turf Moor, Burnley B HW withdrawn squad member
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Fabio Capello - 4 full capsx

Age 25
2 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub ht 21

1-0 when substituting

- 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 12
Age 26
- 876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn squad member
- 877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unavailable squad member
- 878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 12
- 879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0, Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk WCP AL squad member
3 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 1
4 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar Fr NL Start 55 1
penalty missed
Age 27
 Club: Birmingham City FC - 1 full cap  
- 889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW withdrawn squad member
- 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW unused sub 12
- 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW unused sub 12
- 892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HD unused sub 12
5 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2, The National Stadium, Wembley, London 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. - 1 full cap

Coach: Roy Hodgson - 1 full capx

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

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