Danny Foster (footballer)

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Danny Foster
Personal information
Full name Daniel Foster[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Right back
Youth career
0000–2002 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2004–2009 Dagenham & Redbridge 170 (4)
2009–2010 Brentford 36 (0)
2010–2013 Wycombe Wanderers 76 (1)
Total 282 (5)
National team
2000 England U16 1 (0)
2002 England U18 2 (0)
2007 England C 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Foster (born 23 September 1984) is an English former professional footballer who played as a right back in the Football League, most notably for Dagenham & Redbridge and Wycombe Wanderers. He was capped by England at youth and C level.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Foster began his career in the academy at Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and signed his first professional contract in June 2002.[1] He failed to receive a call into a first team squad and was released at the end of the 2003–04 season.[3]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

Foster dropped into non-league football to join Conference Premier club Dagenham & Redbridge in September 2004.[1] He made a breakthrough into the first team squad during the second half of the 2004–05 season and signed a new three-year contract in February 2005.[4][5] Foster was a regular during 2005–06 season and missed just one league match during 2006–07,[6][7] in which the Daggers secured promotion to the Football League after winning the Conference Premier title.[8] He signed a new two-year contract following the promotion.[9]

Foster continued to appear regularly for the club in League Two and made 69 league appearances and scoring three goals before being released at the end of the 2008–09 season.[10][11][12] During five seasons at Victoria Road, Foster made 186 appearances and scored four goals.[13]

Brentford[edit]

On 17 June 2009, Foster and former Dagenham & Redbridge teammates Sam Saunders and Ben Strevens joined newly-promoted League One club Brentford on free transfers, with Foster signing a one-year contract.[12] He made 42 appearances during the 2009–10 season, in which the Bees trod water in mid-table before a strong finish elevated the club to a 9th-place finish.[14][15] He was released at the end of the season.[16]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

On 25 June 2010, Foster and former Brentford teammate Ben Strevens joined newly-relegated League Two club Wycombe Wanderers.[16] He made 41 appearances and scored one goal during a successful 2010–11 season,[17] in which the Chairboys secured an automatic return to League One after a third-place finish.[18] Foster signed a new two-year contract in May 2011,[19] but the Chairboys' return to League One was brief, with the club being relegated straight back to League Two at the end of the 2011–12 season.[18] After overcoming a shoulder injury,[20] Foster began the 2012–13 season as a regular,[21] before suffering a season-ending knee injury late in a match versus Rotherham United on 20 November 2012.[22] He underwent surgery in January 2013,[22] but failed to recover before the end of the season.[21] Despite being out of contract,[23] Foster remained at Adams Park into the early months of the 2013–14 season, but was forced to retire from football in November 2013.[24] In three seasons with Wycombe, he made 125 appearances and scored one goal.[13]

International career[edit]

Foster won three caps for England at U16 and U18 level.[25] He made two appearances in England C's victorious 2007 Four Nations Tournament campaign.[26][27][28]

Honours[edit]

Wycombe Wanderers

Dagenham & Redbridge

England C

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dagenham & Redbridge 2004–05[5] Conference Premier 19 0 0 0 3[a] 0 22 0
2005–06[6] 37 1 1 0 0 0 38 1
2006–07[7] 45 0 1 0 2[b] 0 48 0
2007–08[10] League Two 32 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 36 1
2008–09[11] 37 2 3 0 0 0 2[c] 0 42 2
Total 170 4 8 0 1 0 7 0 186 4
Brentford 2009–10[14] League One 36 0 4 0 1 0 1[c] 0 42 0
Wycombe Wanderers 2010–11[17] League Two 38 1 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 41 1
2011–12[29] League One 29 0 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 32 0
2012–13[21] League Two 9 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 10 0
Total 76 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 83 1
Career total 282 5 14 0 4 0 11 0 311 5
  1. ^ 1 appearance in FA Trophy, 1 appearance in Conference League Cup, 1 appearance in Essex Senior Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy.
  3. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Barry Hugman's Footballers – Danny Foster". hugmansfootballers.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  3. ^ "Player Contract Update 12 May 2004 - News - tottenhamhotspur.com". www.tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Foster signs new deal at Daggers". BBC Sport. 22 February 2005. Retrieved 21 July 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2004/2005 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2005/2006 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2006/2007 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dagenham and Redbridge Complete History - Statto.com". Archived from the original on 30 August 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Dagenham retain several players". 13 July 2007. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2007/2008 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2008/2009 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Brentford | News | Latest News | Latest News | BEES SIGN DAGENHAM TRIO". 17 June 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Age 33 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2009/2010 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Brentford results for the 2009-2010 season - Statto.com". Archived from the original on 12 September 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Wycombe swoop for Brentford duo". 25 June 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2010/2011 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Wycombe Wanderers Complete History - Statto.com". Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  19. ^ "Danny Foster signs new Wycombe deal, but Westwood exits". BBC Sport. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  20. ^ "Wycombe's Danny Foster faces six-week injury lay-off". BBC Sport. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  21. ^ a b c "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2012/2013 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "Foster out for minimum of six weeks – News – Wycombe Wanderers". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  23. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers boss recruiting against budget cut". BBC Sport. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  24. ^ "Danny's day to remember – News – Wycombe Wanderers". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  25. ^ Association, The Football. "TheFA.com – Danny Foster". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  26. ^ "Untitled Document". welsh-premier.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  27. ^ "Untitled Document". welsh-premier.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Untitled Document". welsh-premier.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  29. ^ "Danny Foster | Football Stats | No Club | Season 2011/2012 | 2003–2013 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 

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