Martin Foster

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Martin Foster
Martin Foster in 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Martin Foster[1]
Date of birth (1977-10-29) 29 October 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gainsborough Trinity (assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Leeds United
1997 Blackpool (loan) 1 (0)
1998–1999 Greenock Morton 19 (0)
1999 Doncaster Rovers (loan)
1999–2001 Doncaster Rovers 28 (1)
2000 Ilkeston Town (loan)
2001–2004 Forest Green Rovers 134 (5)
2004–2007 Halifax Town 94 (7)
2007 Oxford United 13 (0)
2007–2008 Rushden & Diamonds 20 (0)
2008–2009 Tamworth 60 (0)
2009–2009 Eastwood Town 20 (0)
2009 Harrogate Town 49 (0)
2015–2016 Hull United
Teams managed
2014–2015 Matlock Town (joint)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:35, 8 January 2008 (UTC).

Martin Foster (born 29 October 1977) is an English former footballer who used to play as a midfielder. He is now assistant-manager with Gainsborough Trinity of the National League North.


Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Foster started his career with Leeds United but did not make any senior appearances for the club. He moved to Scottish football to sign for Greenock Morton having had experience in a loan spell with Blackpool during his time at Elland Road.

Foster playing for Halifax Town in 2007

After a short period in Scotland, Foster returned to English football with Doncaster Rovers where his opportunities were limited, though he had a spell with Ilkeston Town on loan. In 2001, he signed for Forest Green Rovers in the Conference National. He made well over 100 appearances for the club and had a spell as captain. He also appeared for Forest Green in the 2001 FA Trophy final at Villa Park but was on the losing side in a 1-0 defeat to Canvey Island.[2] He was highly regarded amongst the supporters at The Lawn and many were sad to see him leave[citation needed] when he departed for Halifax Town in 2004. He made just under 100 league appearances for Halifax at The Shay before a move in 2007 to Oxford United.

Foster only had a short spell at the Kassam Stadium with Oxford in the Conference National before moving to fellow Conference club Rushden & Diamonds. After a short period with Rushden at Nene Park he departed to drop down into the Conference North to play for Tamworth. In January 2008 he signed an 18-month contract with the Staffordshire-based club.[3]

In June 2009, Foster became the fourth player to sign for Conference North new boys Eastwood Town. A lack of games for the Coronation Park side, however, saw Foster make the move to Conference North rivals Harrogate Town on 10 December 2009.[4] Foster made his debut for Town in a 3–1 win over Hinckley United on 19 January 2010.


  1. ^ "Martin Foster". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Canvey stun Forest to lift Trophy". BBC Sport. 13 May 2001. 
  3. ^ Clayton, Dave (8 January 2008). "Mills captures midfielder". Tamworth F.C. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  4. ^ Trio sign - Harrogate Town F.C.

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