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
06 Aug 2005 Watford v Preston North End L 1-2 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Watford D 3-3 League Championship
12 Aug 2005 Cardiff City v Watford W 1-3 League Championship
20 Aug 2005 Watford v Burnley W 3-1 League Championship
27 Aug 2005 Watford v Reading D 0-0 League Championship
29 Aug 2005 Derby County v Watford W 1-2 League Championship
10 Sep 2005 Stoke City v Watford W 0-3 League Championship
13 Sep 2005 Watford v Norwich City W 2-1 League Championship
17 Sep 2005 Watford v Sheffield United L 2-3 League Championship
24 Sep 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
28 Sep 2005 Coventry City v Watford L 3-1 League Championship
01 Oct 2005 Watford v Leeds United D 0-0 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Watford v Leicester City L 1-2 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Watford D 1-1 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Ipswich Town v Watford W 0-1 League Championship
29 Oct 2005 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Championship
01 Nov 2005 Watford v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Championship
05 Nov 2005 Hull City v Watford W 1-2 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Watford v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Leicester City v Watford D 2-2 League Championship
26 Nov 2005 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Championship
03 Dec 2005 Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League Championship
10 Dec 2005 Watford v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Championship
17 Dec 2005 Burnley v Watford L 4-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Watford v Southampton W 3-0 League Championship
28 Dec 2005 Millwall v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Watford v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2006 Luton Town v Watford W 1-2 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Watford v Bolton Wanderers L 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Watford v Stoke City W 1-0 League Championship
21 Jan 2006 Norwich City v Watford W 2-3 League Championship
06 Feb 2006 Sheffield United v Watford W 1-4 League Championship
11 Feb 2006 Watford v Coventry City W 4-0 League Championship
14 Feb 2006 Leeds United v Watford L 2-1 League Championship
25 Feb 2006 Watford v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Championship
04 Mar 2006 Watford v Derby County D 2-2 League Championship
11 Mar 2006 Reading v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
20 Mar 2006 Southampton v Watford W 1-3 League Championship
25 Mar 2006 Watford v Millwall L 0-2 League Championship
31 Mar 2006 Crystal Palace v Watford L 3-1 League Championship
09 Apr 2006 Watford v Luton Town D 1-1 League Championship
14 Apr 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford D 1-1 League Championship
17 Apr 2006 Watford v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Watford W 1-2 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Watford v Hull City D 0-0 League Championship
06 May 2006 Crystal Palace v Watford W 0-3 League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
09 May 2006 Watford v Crystal Palace D 0-0
Agg: 3-0
League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
21 May 2006 Leeds United v Watford W 0-3 League Championship Play-Offs Final
19 Aug 2006 Everton v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
22 Aug 2006 Watford v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2006 Watford v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
23 Sep 2006 Wigan Athletic v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2006 Watford v Fulham D 3-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2006 Arsenal v Watford L 3-0 Premier League
21 Oct 2006 Charlton Athletic v Watford D 0-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2006 Watford v Hull City W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 2006 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
11 Nov 2006 Chelsea v Watford L 4-0 Premier League
18 Nov 2006 Portsmouth v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
23 Dec 2006 Liverpool v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2006 Watford v Arsenal L 1-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2007 Fulham v Watford D 0-0 Premier League
06 Jan 2007 Watford v Stockport County W 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2007 Watford v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
20 Jan 2007 Aston Villa v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
23 Jan 2007 Watford v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2007 West Ham United v Watford W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2007 Watford v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 Premier League
10 Feb 2007 West Ham United v Watford W 0-1 Premier League
21 Feb 2007 Watford v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 Premier League
11 Mar 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Watford W 0-1 FA Cup 6th round
17 Mar 2007 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford L 3-1 Premier League
31 Mar 2007 Watford v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
07 Apr 2007 Middlesbrough v Watford L 4-1 Premier League
09 Apr 2007 Watford v Portsmouth W 4-2 Premier League
18 Apr 2007 Blackburn Rovers v Watford L 3-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2007 Watford v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2007 Sheffield United v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
05 May 2007 Reading v Watford W 0-2 Premier League
13 May 2007 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
11 Aug 2018 Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 Premier League
19 Aug 2018 Burnley v Watford W 1-3 Premier League
26 Aug 2018 Watford v Crystal Palace W 2-1 Premier League
02 Sep 2018 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
15 Sep 2018 Watford v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
22 Sep 2018 Fulham v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
29 Sep 2018 Arsenal v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
06 Oct 2018 Watford v AFC Bournemouth L 0-4 Premier League
20 Oct 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford W 0-2 Premier League
27 Oct 2018 Watford v Huddersfield Town W 3-0 Premier League
03 Nov 2018 Newcastle United v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
10 Nov 2018 Southampton v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
24 Nov 2018 Watford v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
01 Dec 2018 Leicester City v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
04 Dec 2018 Watford v Manchester City L 1-2 Premier League
10 Dec 2018 Everton v Watford D 2-2 Premier League
15 Dec 2018 Watford v Cardiff City W 3-2 Premier League
22 Dec 2018 West Ham United v Watford W 0-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2018 Watford v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
29 Dec 2018 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
02 Jan 2019 AFC Bournemouth v Watford D 3-3 Premier League
12 Jan 2019 Crystal Palace v Watford W 1-2 Premier League
19 Jan 2019 Watford v Burnley D 0-0 Premier League
30 Jan 2019 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
02 Feb 2019 Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford D 0-0 Premier League
09 Feb 2019 Watford v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
22 Feb 2019 Cardiff City v Watford W 1-5 Premier League
27 Feb 2019 Liverpool v Watford L 5-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2019 Watford v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
09 Mar 2019 Manchester City v Watford L 3-1 Premier League
30 Mar 2019 Manchester United v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
02 Apr 2019 Watford v Fulham W 4-1 Premier League
15 Apr 2019 Watford v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
20 Apr 2019 Huddersfield Town v Watford W 1-2 Premier League
23 Apr 2019 Watford v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Apr 2019 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 Premier League
05 May 2019 Chelsea v Watford L 3-0 Premier League
12 May 2019 Watford v West Ham United L 1-4 Premier League
10 Aug 2019 Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-3 Premier League
17 Aug 2019 Everton v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
24 Aug 2019 Watford v West Ham United L 1-3 Premier League
31 Aug 2019 Newcastle United v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
15 Sep 2019 Watford v Arsenal D 2-2 Premier League
21 Sep 2019 Manchester City v Watford L 8-0 Premier League
28 Sep 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
05 Oct 2019 Watford v Sheffield United D 0-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2019 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
26 Oct 2019 Watford v AFC Bournemouth D 0-0 Premier League
02 Nov 2019 Watford v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
08 Nov 2019 Norwich City v Watford W 0-2 Premier League
23 Nov 2019 Watford v Burnley L 0-3 Premier League
30 Nov 2019 Southampton v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2019 Leicester City v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
07 Dec 2019 Watford v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
14 Dec 2019 Liverpool v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
22 Dec 2019 Watford v Manchester United W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2019 Sheffield United v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2019 Watford v Aston Villa W 3-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2020 Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 Premier League
12 Jan 2020 AFC Bournemouth v Watford W 0-3 Premier League
18 Jan 2020 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
21 Jan 2020 Aston Villa v Watford L 2-1 Premier League
01 Feb 2020 Watford v Everton L 2-3 Premier League
08 Feb 2020 Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
23 Feb 2020 Manchester United v Watford L 3-0 Premier League
29 Feb 2020 Watford v Liverpool W 3-0 Premier League
07 Mar 2020 Crystal Palace v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
20 Jun 2020 Watford v Leicester City D 1-1 Premier League
25 Jun 2020 Burnley v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
28 Jun 2020 Watford v Southampton L 1-3 Premier League
04 Jul 2020 Chelsea v Watford L 3-0 Premier League
07 Jul 2020 Watford v Norwich City W 2-1 Premier League
11 Jul 2020 Watford v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
17 Jul 2020 West Ham United v Watford L 3-1 Premier League
21 Jul 2020 Watford v Manchester City L 0-4 Premier League
26 Jul 2020 Arsenal v Watford L 3-2 Premier League
24 Aug 2021 Watford v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
18 Sep 2021 Norwich City v Watford W 1-3 Premier League
25 Sep 2021 Watford v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2021 Leeds United v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
16 Oct 2021 Watford v Liverpool L 0-5 Premier League
23 Oct 2021 Everton v Watford W 2-5 Premier League
30 Oct 2021 Watford v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
07 Nov 2021 Arsenal v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
20 Nov 2021 Watford v Manchester United W 4-1 Premier League
15 Jan 2022 Newcastle United v Watford D 1-1 Premier League
05 Feb 2022 Burnley v Watford D 0-0 Premier League
08 Feb 2022 West Ham United v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
12 Feb 2022 Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-2 Premier League
19 Feb 2022 Aston Villa v Watford W 0-1 Premier League
23 Feb 2022 Watford v Crystal Palace L 1-4 Premier League
26 Feb 2022 Manchester United v Watford D 0-0 Premier League
06 Mar 2022 Watford v Arsenal L 2-3 Premier League
10 Mar 2022 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford L 4-0 Premier League
13 Mar 2022 Southampton v Watford W 1-2 Premier League
02 Apr 2022 Liverpool v Watford L 2-0 Premier League
09 Apr 2022 Watford v Leeds United L 0-3 Premier League
16 Apr 2022 Watford v Brentford L 1-2 Premier League
23 Apr 2022 Manchester City v Watford L 5-1 Premier League
30 Apr 2022 Watford v Burnley L 1-2 Premier League
07 May 2022 Crystal Palace v Watford L 1-0 Premier League
11 May 2022 Watford v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
15 May 2022 Watford v Leicester City L 1-5 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.