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Steve Foster

Steve Foster

Clubs played for: Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Aston Villa, Luton Town, Oxford United, Brighton & Hove Albion (1972-1996)

Born: 1957

Birthplace: Portsmouth


Position: Central defender

Biography: Ian St john's decision to try 'Fozzie' in defence during a reserve game proved to be a key moment in the portsmouth born players career. Although he had scored goals regularly as a youngster, he immediately looked comfortable in te Centre-half position. Despite the club's poor form and subsequent relegation, Steve 's performances stood out and ultimately earned a 130,000 move to Brighton who had just been promoted to the old First Division. Although he had to go through the agony of relegation at his new club he did win three England caps and captained his side in an FA Cup final replay against Manchester United. With a growing reputation, the fans' favourite was sold to Aston Villa and later played for Luton Town and Oxford United before ending his career back at the Goldstone Ground. He still lives in the area and runs an extremely successful insurance business offering cover to professional footballers. At any one time they have about 4,000 of the top UK and European players on their books.

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