|Full name||Jake Dane Forster-Caskey|
|Date of birth||25 April 1994|
|Place of birth||Southend-on-Sea, England|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Current club||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2007–2012||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2010–||Brighton & Hove Albion||20||(3)|
|2012||→ Oxford United (loan)||16||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:38, 30 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jake Dane Forster-Caskey (born 25 April 1994) is a professional footballer currently playing for Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion. He is the son of former professional player Darren Caskey and is the stepson of the former striker Nicky Forster. Forster-Caskey has represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-18 level.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Forster-Caskey joined Brighton's youth team in 2007. On 30 April 2010, he was offered a scholarship deal with Brighton & Hove Albion. It was later revealed that Forster-Caskey rejected interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal and Aston Villa before signing with Brighton.
The following day, Forster-Caskey was named as an unused substitute during the 0–0 draw away to MK Dons. After a man-of-the-match performance during the Sussex Senior Cup final, whilst scoring twice during a 4–0 victory over Bognor Regis Town, Forster-Caskey was once again named as a substitute for Brighton's final game of the 2009–10 season against Yeovil Town. During the match he became the youngest player to feature in the Brighton first team when he made his debut as a substitute in the 76th minute. Forster-Caskey made his second substitute appearance for Brighton during the 3–0 defeat to Stoke City in the 5th round of the FA Cup on 19 February 2011. He made his full first-team debut, and scored his first Brighton goal, during the Seagulls' 3–0 win over Southampton on 2 January 2012. He scored the opening goal for Brighton, and was named Man of the Match. In his next game, Forster-Caskey again scored and received Man of the Match in an FA Cup tie with Wrexham. In all, Forster-Caskey made 6 appearances during the 2011–12 season, scoring 2 goals. On 21 June 2012, Forster-Caskey signed a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2015.
Oxford loan spell
In July 2012, Forster-Caskey signed a six-month loan deal with League Two club Oxford United. He scored on his debut, a 20-yard left-footed strike, in a 2–0 win over Bristol Rovers. He scored his second goal on 8 September, in a 4–2 defeat at home to Exeter City. His third and final goal for Oxford came against Wimbledon, a 20-yard free kick into the top corner. In total he made 16 league appearances for Oxford before his loan spell concluded on 1 January 2013.
Forster-Caskey has represented the England under-16s, England under-17s, England under-18s and England under-20s national sides. He was announced as a member of the squad to feature in the annual Nordic under-17s tournament, commencing during August 2010. Forster-Caskey captained the England side as they recorded a 5–0 success over Finland in the first game of the tournament where he also scored his first international goal. He was also involved in the FA International Tournament, where he started in a 4–0 win over Australia, before substitute appearances in the 2–2 draw against Turkey and a 3–1 victory against Portugal.
During April 2011, Forster-Caskey was announced in the 18-man squad to represent England at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Serbia, commencing on 3 May. He made three appearances in the tournament for England before they were defeated 1–0 by Holland in the semi-final.
Forster-Caskey was also selected to represent England under-17s at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. England won their group and reached the quarter-finals, where they lost 3–2 to Germany.
During October 2011, Forster-Caskey was selected for the England under-18 national side for a friendly against Slovakia, where he played 45 minutes before being substituted for Jordan Lussey at half-time.
- As of 30 November 2013.
|Season||Club||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|2009–10||Brighton & Hove Albion||League One||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|2012–13||Oxford United (loan)||League Two||16||3||0||0||1||0||3||0||20||3|
|2012–13||Brighton & Hove Albion||Championship||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
Until February 2011, Forster-Caskey was simply known as Jake Caskey before altering his surname to Forster-Caskey in homage to his stepfather Nicky Forster. In a brief explanation, Forster-Caskey stated "I did it out of respect for my stepdad – because he has been a great role model and parent to me. I have lived with him for the last ten years and he has been a huge influence on me."
- "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 8. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
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- "Seagulls Award Pro Deals to Hot Prospects". The Argus. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Caskey gets England call-up". The Argus. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
- "Dunk Debut for Albion". The Argus. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Caskey Double Sets up Cup Triumph". The Argus. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Caskey Completes Memorable Week with Cup Final Double". The Argus. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Walker in for Debut". The Argus. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Bennett Ends on a High". The Argus. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- "Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion – match report". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
- "Brighton 3–0 Southampton". The Argus. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Brighton 1–1 Wrexham". The Argus. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Forster-Caskey signs new deal". seagulls.co.uk. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Forster-Caskey agrees Oxford deal". seagulls.co.uk. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- "United win at Rovers". oufc.co.uk. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
- "Oxford United 2–4 Exeter" BBC Sport. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- "Caskey Stars in England Win". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- "Finals Squad set for Serbia". The Football Association. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
- "Dutch prove too much for England". The Football Association. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
- "Jake in World Cup Squad". The Argus. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "FIFA u-17 World Cup: Germany 3:2 (2:0) England – Report". FIFA.com. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "Squad named for Slovakia trip". The Football Association. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- "Lions denied by late leveller". The Football Association. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- "U20 World Cup Squad". The Football Association. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- Includes other competitive competitions, including Football League play-offs & the Johnstone's Paint Trophy
- "Poyet's Praise for Forster-Caskey". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
- Jake Forster-Caskey career stats at Soccerbase
- Jake Forster-Caskey player profile on the Brighton & Hove Albion website
- Jake Forster-Caskey player profile on the Football Association website