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Fraser Forster

Fraser Gerard Forster (born 17 March 1988) is an England Association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Celtic F.C., on loan from Newcastle United F.C..

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Fraser Forster biography


Fraser Gerard Forster (born 17 March 1988) is an England Association football who plays as a Goalkeeper (association football) for Celtic F.C., on loan from Newcastle United F.C..

Fraser Forster started Fraser Forster career with Newcastle United F.C. and has had loan spells with Stockport County F.C., Bristol Rovers F.C. and Norwich City F.C. as well as being on loan to Celtic for the 2010–11 Celtic F.C. season and 2011–12 Celtic F.C. season seasons.

Early life

Forster attended the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, where Fraser Forster enjoyed success with the first team and the Independent Schools Football Association North team, which helped Fraser Forster secure a trial with Newcastle United F.C.. Forster played for local teams, Stocksfield, Newburn and Wallsend. Fraser Forster also played for the Newcastle Schools team and for the Northumberland County team.

Club career

Newcastle United

Forster earned Fraser Forster first professional contract with Newcastle United F.C., signing for their Academy in 2005. Forster started Fraser Forster first game for Stockport on 7 October in the Football League Trophy second round, where they lost 1–0 away to Bury F.C.. Fraser Forster started Fraser Forster first league game for Stockport on 11 October, where Fraser Forster team drew 1–1 away to Southend United F.C.. Fraser Forster returned to Newcastle on 1 November, after completing Fraser Forster loan stint at Stockport playing six league games and keeping three clean sheets.

Bristol Rovers

Forster, having been on the bench for Newcastle on over 30 occasions in the Premier League and UEFA Cup, needed regular playing experience and subsequently signed a month-loan deal with Bristol Rovers F.C. on 31 July 2009. Fraser Forster kept two clean sheets in the four league games Fraser Forster played for them. Bristol Rovers asked to extend the loan but Norwich City made a counter offer which was accepted by Newcastle. Manager Paul Trollope was disappointed and commented that the team wanted Forster between the sticks.

Norwich City

Norwich City F.C. manager Paul Lambert was keen to sign Forster who Fraser Forster had seen play for both Stockport and Bristol Rovers. Forster then signed for Norwich City in a one month loan deal, and was given the 21 jersey. It was then extended to the end of January 2010 after making an impressive debut against Hartlepool in the 2-0 victory at Victoria Park. Forster received a Misconduct (association football) on 26 September 2009 against Gillingham F.C. for bringing Curtis Weston down in the penalty area, however this was considered to be a controversial decision. Fraser Forster made a blunder in a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United A.F.C. on 19 October, with a 90th minute goal kick going straight to Jermaine Beckford who scored.

On 20 November 2009, Norwich City F.C. announced that they had agreed a deal with Newcastle United to extend Forster's loan until the end of the 2009–10 season, after impressing the Norwich faithful with Fraser Forster displays, helping the team shoot up the League One table. Fraser Forster was also allowed to play in Norwich City's cup games. Norwich City manager, Paul Lambert praised world class saves and a terrific contribution to the team.

In November 2009, Forster was awarded Norwich City Player of the Month. A fantastic season at Norwich was marked by Fraser Forster award of the Macron Golden Gloves Award for the best record of clean sheets in the league, keeping 18 clean sheets in 38 league appearances and 20 clean sheets in 42 appearances in all competitions.

Celtic

On 24 August 2010, Forster joined Celtic F.C. on a season-long loan from Newcastle. Celtic manager Neil Lennon described Forster by saying, "He's a big boy, he's come highly recommended, Fraser Forster age is the only thing going against Fraser Forster because otherwise he's all the qualities you look for." Fraser Forster made Fraser Forster Celtic debut on 29 August 2010 away at Motherwell F.C. and kept a clean sheet as Celtic won 1–0. Fraser Forster then went on to play in every match of Celtic's season with the exception of two cup matches.

Forster had a successful season with Celtic, winning a runner-up medal in the 2010–11 Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premier League 2010–11. Between them, Forster and fellow goalkeeper Łukasz Załuska kept 23 clean sheets in the league, breaking Celtic's previous clean sheet record from the 2001-02 Celtic F.C. season season. Forster kept 21 of the clean sheets. In total, Fraser Forster kept 24 clean sheets in 44 matches for Celtic.

After appearing for Newcastle in pre-season against Darlington F.C., Orlando City S.C., Leeds United A.F.C. and ACF Fiorentina, as well as being named among the substitutes for the opening game of the Premier League season against Arsenal F.C., Forster rejoined Celtic, on loan for the remainder of the season, on 17 August 2011. Fraser Forster helped Celtic draw 0-0 against FC Sion at home, but then lost 3-1 in the away leg, only for the UEFA to reinstate Celtic into the Europa League with 3-0 wins in both legs after Sion were found to be fielding ineligible players, thus allowing Forster to keep Fraser Forster two only clean sheets in Europe for the season, as Fraser Forster conceded in all the five group games Fraser Forster played in.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Forster

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