Fraser Gerard Forster popularly Fraser Forster is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Premier League club Southampton. He was born on 17th March 1988 in Hexham, England. The custodian currently plies his trade for the English Premier League (EPL) side, Southampton FC.
Forster was interested in cricket and rugby in his childhood until he played as an outfielder for a village team in Stockham. After joining Newburn, he took up the goalkeeping role. At the age of 13; Forster moved to famous Wallsend Boys Club and joined Newcastle United in 2005. In the 2007-08 season, the youngster started as a third-choice goalkeeper for the Magpies
In October 2008, he joined League 1 side, Stockport County on loan and again moved to Bristol Rovers on loan in July 2009 which is followed by another loan stint with Norwich City three months later.
In October 2008, he joined League 1 side, Stockport County on loan and again moved to Bristol Rovers on loan in July 2009, followed by another loan stint in Norwich City three months later. He won the Golden Glove award for keeping 20 clean sheets in 42 matches. Since joining Celtic in August 2010 on loan, Forster did not concede in 24 matches in 44 appearances.
In 2011, he came back to Celtic on loan and won for keeping the most number of clean sheets in the league with 26 clean sheets. In June 2012, the custodian finally signed a contract with the Scottish giant.
Forster made his international debut in an international friendly match against Chile in November 2013 and he conceded twice in the match. Due to the presence of Joe Hart under English bar, he has to settle himself on the bench.
Rise to Glory
Forster rose to the glory in the 2013-14 season for his outstanding performance under the Celtic bar. He not only managed to keep 27 clean sheets in 51 matches but also the Englishman made a club record for not conceding goals in 13 consecutive league games.Forster put up exceptional show to deny formidable Barcelona a big win. He was included in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year.
In the 2017-18, Forster has penalised for his dipping form and was even left out of several games due to several mistakes under the bar. It raises a huge doubt over his inclusion in the national team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Froster spent four seasons in two-terms at Celtic winning league titles thrice with two cups titles. He appeared 196 times for the Scottish side and won four consecutive ‘golden gloves’. In the summer of 2014, the English international penned a contract with Southampton.