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Ben Foster comes out of retirement

Ben Foster, who announced his retirement from professional football in September, has reportedly been lured back to the sport by Wrexham

Ben Foster, who previously retired in September, has decided to return to professional football to join Wrexham, the National League leaders.

The club is co-owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, and Foster’s arrival adds to the promotion push of the club.

Foster says he ‘owes’ Wrexham

Foster, who has played for Manchester United and the English national team, will help Wrexham in their bid to return to the English Football League.

The team has eight games remaining and is currently three points ahead of their nearest rivals, Notts County. Wrexham has a game in hand over them.

Ben Foster, who is 39 years old, has mainly played in the Premier League throughout his career. He last played for Watford during their relegation from the top flight in the 2019-2020 season.

He has now decided to come out of retirement and join Wrexham, a National League team currently leading the table. The club is co-owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

The team has been featured in the Welcome to Wrexham documentary, which focuses on the Reynolds and McElhenney era. Wrexham has been competing in the National League since 2008 after being a part of the Football League for more than 80 years.

He said of his return to football: “I’m over the moon. The first time I was here, it was genuinely the springboard to the rest of my career. On the back of the loan move, playing in the LDV Vans Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium. I got my move to Manchester United at the start of the next season. It was absolutely bonkers!

“If you’d told me 18 years ago that I’d have gone on to have the career that I have had. I probably wouldn’t have believed you to be honest, so I do owe a lot to Wrexham.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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