Watford goalkeeper Ben Anthony Foster (born 3 April 1983) is an English professional footballer.
With Stoke City in 2001, Foster made his debut as a professional player. Stoke City loaned him out to Bristol City, Tiverton Town, Stafford Rangers, and Kidderminster Harriers, although he never played a game for them. At Manchester United in July 2005, he was given a two-year loan to Watford from August 2005 to the conclusion of the 2006–07 season. Foster joined Birmingham City in May 2010 after a brief 23-game Manchester United career (during which he was a member of the League Cup-winning squads of 2009 and 2010). Foster was a regular for Birmingham City in the Premier League and the League Cup in 2011, appearing in 43 games for the club. Promoted West Bromwich Albion signed Foster on a short-term deal following Birmingham’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season. In July 2018, Foster returned to Watford.
Foster made his international debut in February 2007 against Spain for the England national team. After retiring from international football in May 2011, he returned in February 2013 and was included in England’s World Cup team for the 2014 tournament.
Born in the Warwickshire town of Leamington Spa, Foster began his football career in the Southern League Division One West with Racing Club Warwick as a child. At Café Rouge in Leamington Spa, he was working as an apprentice chef while preparing meals for the club’s players.
Colin Dobson, a Stoke City scout, discovered Foster in April 2001 and convinced him to join the club’s professional ranks. One-year deal with the option for two more years; “five-figure” cost was not disclosed; RC Warwick would gain by the inclusion of a sell-on clause. Stoke loaned Foster to Bristol City, Tiverton Town,[Stafford Rangers, Kidderminster Harriers, and Wrexham during his stint at the Potters. Foster was sidelined for six months in 2003 after tearing his cruciate ligament playing tennis with his brother.
On January 17th, 2004, Foster was called up to the Potters’ first-team squad for the first time in his career to face Wimbledon in a First Division match at the Britannia Stadium. In the 1–0 win, he stayed on the bench and was an unused replacement on six more occasions throughout the 2003–04 season. Foster made four appearances for the first team in the 2004–05 season.
Because of Robert Green’s injury in a “B” international against Belarus, on May 26th, 2006, Foster was selected on the standby list for England’s 2006 World Cup team. Steve McClaren’s first England selection included Foster as one of three goalkeepers for the friendly against Greece after he re-signed with Watford. Foster made his England debut in the 1–0 loss to Spain on February 7th, 2007, previous to his injury, although he had been called up to every team thereafter.
Following his performance in the League Cup final against Slovakia, Fabio Capello chose him for the first time in two years and used him in the second half as a substitute to earn him his second England cap.
Bruised ribs and inconsistency in Manchester United’s opening two games of the 2009–10 season led to Foster’s omission from Fabio Capello’s first World Cup qualifying team. The following match, against Belarus, Foster replaced Robert Green, who was sent off in the match against Ukraine on October 10th.
When David James was injured in the warm-up, he was anticipated to replace Green in the starting lineup, but Foster was granted his third England cap instead. English goalkeeper Ben Foster made a 63rd-minute one-handed save to preserve England’s 3–0 victory over Ukraine. In a 1–0 loss to Brazil in a friendly match played in Qatar on November 14, 2009, striker Nilmar scored the game’s lone goal with a header in the 47th minute to earn Foster his fourth cap. Joe Hart was chosen above him as the third goalkeeper in England’s World Cup goalkeeping competition in 2010.
On his “The Cycling GK” YouTube account, Foster uploads cycling videos and Watford matchday vlogs, as well as game footage shot with a GoPro in his net. The channel has more than 1 million members and more than 60 million views as of December 2021.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire is where Foster went to school.
With his wife and two children, Foster lives in a house he helped create on a 30-acre farm in Warwickshire. He’s a huge cyclist with a lot of passion.
Having been caught driving at 99mph on the M40 in April of 2021, Foster was fined $2,250 and banned from the road for six months in March of 2022.
Footballer Ben Foster has a net worth of $20 million and a salary of $150,000 a week. His birth date is 3 April 1983. Former Manchester United, Birmingham City, Stoke City, and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper who signed for the Baggies in 2012. In 2007, he was selected to play for Great Britain in the World Cup.
Former Manchester United, Birmingham City, Stoke City, and West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper who signed for the Baggies in 2012. In 2007, he joined the England national team.
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The year 2020 will mark his 40th birthday; she was born on October 29, 1980, and they will be separated in age by one year.
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When it comes to cinematic roles, he’s most known for his performances in such films as “The Punisher,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Alpha Dog,” “The Messenger,” “Pandorum,” “Contraband,” “Kill Your Darlings,” “Lone Survivor,” and “The Program” (2018).