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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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Foster, Steve Back in 2012, I did a 24 hour darts charity event in Worthing and one of the prizes I managed to get for auction was a football signed by Steve Foster. During the event, I was asked if I would like to meet Steve. Absolutely, I was a massive fan of his when he played for Brighton. Met up in a pub in Hove, he paid for drinks, I met his group of friends which included former defender Ross Johnson and told many funny stories about his time in football. Before we left, both Steve and Ross signed my shirt and posed for a photo with Steve. Genuinely one of the best days of my life and feel very privileged to have met Steve Foster.
21-08-21 Steve Lovell

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