Ben Foster Biography: Age, Spouse, Net Worth, Height, YouTube, Instagram

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Ben Foster is a former English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for various clubs and the national team.

He is also a cycling enthusiast and a YouTube personality who runs a channel called “The Cycling GK” and a podcast called “The Fozcast.”

He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, having won several trophies and accolades throughout his career.


  • Full name: Benjamin Anthony Foster
  • Nickname: Ben, The Cycling GK, Fozzy
  • Date of birth: April 3, 1983
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Former footballer, YouTube personality, podcaster
  • Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Parents: Brian Foster (father), Sue Foster (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Kate Foster (m. 2010)
  • Children: Louie Foster (son), Olivia Foster (daughter)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Ben Foster, who turned 40 in 2023, was born on April 3, 1983, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. Brian and Sue Foster were both teachers, and he was the only child.

He grew up in a sporty family, as his father was a keen rugby player and his mother was a netball coach. He attended North Leamington School, where he excelled in various sports, especially football and cricket.

He started playing football as a youngster at Racing Club Warwick of the Southern League Division One West, where he impressed the scouts of Stoke City.

He joined Stoke City’s youth academy in 1999 and turned professional in 2001.

Personal Life

Ben Foster is married to Kate Foster, a psychologist whom he met in 2008. They tied the knot in 2010 and have two children, Louie and Olivia.

The couple live in a farmhouse in Warwickshire, where they enjoy spending time with their pets, including dogs, cats, chickens, and horses. Ben Foster is a devout Christian and attends church regularly.

He is also a passionate cyclist and owns several bikes, which he uses for training and leisure. He often participates in charity rides and events like the London to Paris cycle challenge and the RideLondon-Surrey 100.

He is also a music fan and plays the guitar and the piano.


Ben Foster began his football career as a goalkeeper for Stoke City in 2001 but never appeared for them.

He spent time on loan with several clubs, including Bristol City, Tiverton Town, Stafford Rangers, Kidderminster Harriers, and Wrexham, where he gained valuable experience and exposure.

He joined Manchester United in 2005 but struggled to break into the first team, as he had to compete with Edwin van der Sar and Tomasz Kuszczak.

He spent two seasons on loan to Watford from 2005 to 2007, where he helped them to reach the Premier League and the FA Cup semi-finals.

He played 23 times for Manchester United and won the League Cup twice in 2009 and 2010, saving three penalties in the 2009 final against Tottenham Hotspur.

He moved to Birmingham City in 2010 and was part of the team that won the 2011 League Cup, beating Arsenal 2-1 in the final.

For outstanding performances, he was named the Birmingham City Player of the Year and the Supporters’ Player of the Year.

He was loaned to West Bromwich Albion in 2011 and signed permanently with them in 2012. He played 172 times for West Bromwich Albion until 2018, becoming a fan favorite and a club legend. He was named the West Bromwich Albion Player of the Year thrice in 2013, 2016, and 2018.

He returned to Watford in 2018 and played 125 times until 2022. He helped them to reach the FA Cup final in 2019, where they lost 6-0 to Manchester City. He also helped them to secure promotion to the Premier League in 2021 after they were relegated in 2020.

He announced his retirement from football in September 2022 but returned to Wrexham in March 2023. He helped Wrexham to win the National League title and retired again in August 2023.

He made his international debut for England in 2007 against Spain. He played eight times for England and was part of the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he played in the final group game against Costa Rica.

He was also named in the 2010 FIFA World Cup provisional squad but withdrew due to injury. He retired from international football in 2014, citing his desire to focus on his club career and his family.

Net Worth

Ben Foster’s estimated net worth in 2023 is $5 million.

He earned his wealth from his football career and his endorsements and sponsorships.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @benfoster
  • Twitter handle: @BenFoster
  • YouTube channel: The Cycling GK
  • Podcast: The Fozcast

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