Ryan Reynolds, the renowned Hollywood actor and co-owner of Wrexham Football Club, has shared heartfelt appreciation for veteran goalkeeper Ben Foster upon his sudden retirement announcement. Deadpool famed Ryan Reynolds expressed his gratitude for the long-standing goalie!
The 40-year-old Foster, a former England international, has surprised many by deciding to hang up his gloves after just five games into the 2023-24 season.
This unexpected decision comes despite Foster signing a 12-month contract following his instrumental role in Wrexham’s promotion to the Football League in the previous season.
Despite his brief stint with Wrexham, Foster’s impact has been significant. He made only 12 appearances for the club, but one of those matches included a dramatic stoppage-time penalty save against National League promotion rivals Notts County. Foster’s presence not only contributed to the on-field performance but also lifted the spirits of the club and its fans.
Ryan Reynolds, who developed a close bond with Foster during his time at Wrexham, took to Twitter to express his deep gratitude. In his post, Reynolds wrote, “He built memories I’ll never let go of for as long as I live. I love this guy. Thank you for everything, Ben.”
Foster’s football journey has been notable, including a loan spell at Wrexham early in his career and subsequent appearances for top clubs such as Manchester United, Birmingham, West Brom, and Watford. He also earned eight senior caps representing his country, England.
Foster’s unexpected decision to retire leaves a mark on Wrexham and the broader football community, and his contribution will be remembered fondly by fans, teammates, and those who interacted with him during his time in the sport.