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Ben Foster
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Personal information
Full name Ben Anthony Foster
Date of birth 3 April 1983 (1983-04-03) (age 37)
Place of birth    Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club England Watford
Number 26
Youth clubs
0000–2000 England Racing Club Warwick
Senior clubs
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2000–2001
2001–2005
2002
2002–2003
2004
2004
2005
2005–2010
2005–2006
2006–2007
2010–2012
2011–2012
2012–2018
2018–
England Racing Club Warwick
England Stoke City
EnglandBristol City (loan)
EnglandTiverton Town (loan)
EnglandStafford Rangers (loan)
EnglandKidderminster (loan)
Flag of WalesWrexham (loan)
England Manchester United
EnglandWatford (loan)
EnglandWatford (loan)
England Birmingham City
EnglandWest Bromwich Albion (loan)
England West Bromwich Albion
England Watford

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National team
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Ben Anthony Foster (born 3 April 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club Watford and the England national team.

Foster began his professional career in 2001 with Stoke City, having joined from Racing Club Warwick. However, he never made an appearance for Stoke, and spent time on loan with Bristol City, Tiverton Town, Stafford Rangers, Kidderminster Harriers and Wrexham. He switched permanently to Manchester United in July 2005, but again struggled to break into the first team, and he spent two successive seasons on loan to Watford from August 2005 until the end of the 2006–07 season. Having played just 23 times for Manchester United (although he also played in the League Cup-winning teams of 2009 and 2010), Foster switched to Birmingham City in May 2010. An ever-present in the league for Birmingham, Foster was also part of the Birmingham team that won the 2011 League Cup; he made a total of 43 appearances in that season. Following Birmingham's relegation to the Championship at the end of the season, Foster was loaned to West Bromwich Albion, and moved there permanently in June 2012. Foster returned to Watford in July 2018.

Internationally, Foster made his international debut for England in February 2007 against Spain. Although he announced his retirement from international football in May 2011, he returned in February 2013, and was selected in England's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Honours

Clubs

Wrexham
Watford
Manchester United
Birmingham City

External links

Watford FC
Watford F.C. squad - 2020–21

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England – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Hart 2. Johnson 3. Baines 4. Gerrard (c) 5. Cahill 6. Jagielka 7. Wilshere 8. Lampard 9. Sturridge 10. Rooney 11. Welbeck 12. Smalling 13. Foster 14. Henderson 15. Chamberlain 16. Jones 17. Milner 18. Lambert 19. Sterling 20. Lallana 21. Barkley 22. Forster 23. Shaw

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