Ben Foster ends his contract with Wrexham after conceding five against Swindon, retires again

Ben Foster- The Cycling GK- is ready for life after professional football career.


Ben Foster ends his contract with Wrexham after conceding five against Swindon, retires again

Ben Foster. (Source: via Getty Images)

After a poor start to the new season, Ben Foster has hung up his boots for the second time in his career. The 40-year-old has already conceded over 13 goals in the EFL Football League 2 in just 4 games.

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Ben Foster joined Wrexham in May’23 as the club were searching for a replacement, for injured goalkeeper, Rob Lainton. “I loved being part of the team and everything that Wrexham stands for,” stated Foster. During his short spell at Wrexham in the National League, Ben Foster kept 3 clean sheets in 8 appearances. His shining moment came in the 3-2 win over Notts County. Saving a 96th-minute penalty to win the game.

Wrexham’s 23/24 season has been an interesting one. While the club sits at 15th with only 1 win. Their matches are truly one of a kind. 13 goals scored, 13 conceded in the span of 4 games. No team has scored more, no team has conceded more. Their latest game against Swindon Town ended in a 5-5 thriller. Wrexham were 3-5 down in the 90th minute. By the 96th, the scores were leveled.

Ben Foster’s exit means Wrexham fans will be looking to 23-year-old goalkeeper, Luke McNicholas, as Lainton remains injured. Luke McNicholas played in the League of Ireland Premier Division with over 26 appearances for his previous club Sligo Rovers. Fans will be eager to see how the goalkeeper fares.

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The Cycling GK

Ben Foster
Ben Foster (Source: via WatfordFC)

Ben Foster’s social media presence as The Cycling GK is known by most English fans. With over 1.46m subscribers on his Youtube channel, many watch his videos as they provide a sneak peek into a footballer’s life. What fans truly loved, was the match cams where fans could watch the match from inside the goal. Many praised his videos for providing never-before-seen scenes. Fans were able to experience how football players communicate in set-piece situations, how fast the game truly is, and lastly how much the players have to shout in-game.

Ben Foster hosts a podcast, FoZCast, where he calls on former players and football social media figures. People were huge fans of the stories that came out when Rio Ferdinand visited the podcast, talking about their old days together at Manchester United. From their joint fear of disappointing Sir Alex Ferguson all the way to playing online games together while traveling with the club.

Ben Foster has already prepared for life after football with his new social media ventures. With his magnetic personality, Ben has no problem talking to people of all sorts, perfect for his new journey.

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