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Derek Forster

Derek Forster

Clubs played for: Sunderland, Vancouver Royals, Charlton Athletic, Brighton & Hove Albion (1964-1976)

Born: 1949

Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne

Died:

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: A goalkeeper he played in the Football League between 1964-76. He became the youngest player ever to play for Sunderland and in a First Division match when he made his debut in 1964 aged 15 years 185 days. Although he remained at Sunderland until 1972 he only made 18 league appearances for them due to Jim Montgomery being first choice goalkeeper. When he left he only made another 12 league appearances for his two clubs. In 1976 he returned to the North East and played local football. He worked for Washington Leisure Centre for thirty years until retiring in 2007 when he lost his left eye through cancer. He still lives in Sunderland and enjoys playing golf.




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Forster, Derek We go back a long way - let's see if you remember just how far!!!


Forster, Derek I remember his first game against Leicester on 22nd August 1964. He had a good game in a 3-3 draw England goalkeeper Gordon Banks was playing in goal at the opposite end.
Stan Adie

Forster, Derek We were in the same class and best mates at Manor Park School. I attended his first game against Leicester, he played well in a 3-3 draw.
Glenn Duncan

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