Ben Foster

Date of birth03 April 1983
Place of birthLeamington
NationalityEnglish
Weight79 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Ben Foster was a promising young goalkeeper when signed from Racing Club Warwick.

His Stoke City contract was extended to June 2006 in December 2004 before he joined Manchester United in July 2005 in a four-year deal that was extended to June 2013 in July 2009.

He was seen as a successor to Edwin van der Sar.

Although he has only played a handful of first team games, he was a member of England's World Cup squad in 2006.

He won a League Cup winners medal in 2009 when he shone in the penalty shoot-out.

He joined Birmingham City in May 2010 with a three-year contract.

After a loan spell, Ben joined West Bromwich Albion in June 2012 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2018 in July 2014 and to June 2019 in December 2016.

He joined Watford in July 2018 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2022 in June 2020.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Racing Club Warwick 01 Jul 2000 23 Apr 2001
Stoke City 23 Apr 2001 19 Jul 2005
Bristol City 12 Nov 2002 12 Jan 2003 L
Stafford Rangers 05 Mar 2004 05 Apr 2004 L
Kidderminster Harriers 29 Oct 2004 11 Nov 2004 L
Wrexham 24 Jan 2005 31 May 2005 L
Manchester United 19 Jul 2005 19 May 2010
Watford 01 Aug 2005 31 May 2006 L
Watford 11 Aug 2006 31 May 2007 L
Birmingham City 19 May 2010 29 Jun 2012
West Bromwich Albion 29 Jul 2011 31 May 2012 L
West Bromwich Albion 29 Jun 2012 05 Jul 2018
Watford 05 Jul 2018 30 Jun 2022

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers League Two 2 5
2004-05 Wrexham LDV Vans Trophy 4 2 4
2004-05 Wrexham League One 17 2 26
2005-06 Watford FA Cup 1 3
2005-06 Watford League Championship 44 5 49
3
1
2005-06 Watford League Championship Play-Offs 3 2
2006-07 Watford FA Cup 3 2 1
1
2006-07 Watford League Cup 1 1
2006-07 Watford Premier League 29 3 41
2007-08 Manchester United Premier League 1 1
2008-09 Manchester United FA Cup 3 2
2008-09 Manchester United League Cup 3 5
2008-09 Manchester United Premier League 2 1 1
2008-09 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 1 1
2009-10 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1 2
2009-10 Manchester United League Cup 1 1
2009-10 Manchester United Premier League 9 4 8
2009-10 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2 1 1
2010-11 Birmingham City FA Cup 1 3
2010-11 Birmingham City League Cup 4 5
2010-11 Birmingham City Premier League 38 5 54
3
2011-12 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 2 4
2011-12 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 37 7 47
2012-13 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 1 2
2012-13 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 30 6 43
2013-14 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 1 2
2013-14 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 24 3 36
1
2014-15 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 1
1
1
2014-15 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 28 8 34
2
2015-16 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 4 1 6
2015-16 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 15 2 16
1
2016-17 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 38 4 50
2
2017-18 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 3 1 4
2017-18 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 1 2
2017-18 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 37 7 53
2
2017-18 West Bromwich Albion Premier League Asia Trophy 2 3
2018-19 Watford Premier League 38 7 56
1
2019-20 Watford Premier League 38 6 60
1
2021-22 Watford League Cup 1 1
2021-22 Watford Premier League 26 1 48


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Mar 2008 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-1 Premier League
05 Nov 2008 Celtic v Manchester United D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
03 Dec 2008 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers W 5-3 League Cup 5th round
20 Jan 2009 Manchester United v Derby County W 4-2
Agg: 4-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
24 Jan 2009 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
15 Feb 2009 Derby County v Manchester United W 1-4 FA Cup 5th round
01 Mar 2009 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-0 (4-1) League Cup Final
11 Apr 2009 Sunderland v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
19 Apr 2009 Everton v Manchester United L 0-0 (2-4) FA Cup Semi-final
02 May 2009 Middlesbrough v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
09 Aug 2009 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-2 (1-4) FA Community Shield
16 Aug 2009 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 1-0 Premier League
19 Aug 2009 Burnley v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
22 Aug 2009 Wigan Athletic v Manchester United W 0-5 Premier League
29 Aug 2009 Manchester United v Arsenal W 2-1 Premier League
12 Sep 2009 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-3 Premier League
15 Sep 2009 Besiktas v Manchester United W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
20 Sep 2009 Manchester United v Manchester City W 4-3 Premier League
26 Sep 2009 Stoke City v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
03 Oct 2009 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
27 Oct 2009 Barnsley v Manchester United W 0-2 League Cup 4th round
25 Nov 2009 Manchester United v Besiktas L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B
23 Feb 2010 Manchester United v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2006-07 England International Friendly 1 1
2008-09 England International Friendly
1
2009-10 England FIFA World Cup 1 1
2009-10 England International Friendly 1 1
1
2010-11 England International Friendly 1 2
2012-13 England International Friendly
1
2013-14 England FIFA World Cup 1
2013-14 England International Friendly 1 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Feb 2007 England v Spain L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 England v Slovakia W 4-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 2009 England v Belarus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
14 Nov 2009 Brazil v England L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2010 England v France L 1-2 International Friendly
29 May 2013 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2014 Ecuador v England D 2-2 International Friendly
24 Jun 2014 Costa Rica v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.