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Craig Andrew Foster


  • Playing as a midfielder, Foster debuted with Sydney Croatia in 1988, playing in a losing grand final in his first season. He moved to Victorian club Sunshine George Cross in 1989 before returning to Sydney to play for Avala in the NSW Super League. In 1992, Foster moved to Ernest Borel in Hong Kong before returning to Australia to play for Adelaide City and Marconi in the NSL.

    As a 28-year-old he moved to England, linking up with Terry Venables firstly at Portsmouth, before moving to Crystal Palace as a free agent. At the time Portsmouth were in administration and needed to offload their biggest earners and with Foster being one of them, Alan Ball approached him about selling him, which ended in a fierce argument between the two. He played at Palace until the end of the 1999/00 season.

    He returned to Australia to play with Northern Spirit until his retirement from the game in 2003.

    He currently plays amateur football in the Eastern Suburbs Premier League in Sydney, with Waverley Old Boys.

    International career

    Foster earned 29 caps with the Australian national football team, scoring nine goals and represented Australia at under 16 level reaching the quarter finals at the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship in China.
Craig Foster
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Born April 15, 1969
(age 48)
  • 1988 - 1989
    midfielder, football club Sydney United
  • 1989 - 1990
    midfielder, Sunshine Georgies
  • 1991
    midfielder, Avala Football Club
  • 1991
    Singapore Lions
  • 1992
    midfielder, Ernest Borel Football Club
    Hong Kong
  • 1996 - 1997
    Marconi Stallions
  • 1997 - 1998
  • 1998 - 2000
    Crystal Palace
  • 2000 - 2003
    Northern Spirit
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