DETROIT, MI – Detroit City Football Club announced Monday the club has signed journeyman Scottish footballer Richard Foster to a deal which will see Foster stepping into a player-coaching role on Trevor James’ first-team staff. His deal is for the remainder of the 2022 season, with team and player options that could see him be part of the Rouge and Gold family through the 2024 season pending league and federation approval.
Foster is currently a holder of a UEFA A-Level coaching license.
Foster, born on July 31 1985, began his career as a youth product of Aberdeen FC in the Scottish Premiership. His stint at Aberdeen would stretch from 2003-2012 and saw him make 182 starts and appear in 235 matches for the Dons.
Ahead of the 2010-2011 season Foster was loaned from Aberdeen to Scottish Premiership powerhouses Rangers FC and played a large part in their title winning campaign in this season, appearing in fifteen matches for the eventual champions who only won the league title by a single point over Celtic.
When his time in Scotland came to an end, he signed for Bristol City in the English Football League Championship, Englands’ second division of professional football. Foster appeared in 50 matches for Bristol City over two seasons, amassing 47 starts and over 4,220 minutes for the Robins.
Following his time in England, Foster went back to Scotland and went back to suit up for Rangers FC who now found themselves in the second division of the Scottish football pyramid in the 2014-2015 season. He was part of a Rangers side that made it to the Playoff Final but Rangers were unable to defeat Motherwell FC as they lost the promotion playoff final by a score of 6-1.
Ahead of the 2015-2016 season Foster secured a move back to the Scottish Premiership signing with Ross County Football Club where he would spend two years before joining up with St. Johnstone FC where he would play for four seasons before going back to Ross County FC.
In all of his time in Scottish football, Richard Foster appeared in 400 matches in the Scottish Premiership, starting 336 matches and seeing over 30,900 minutes of action. Most recently, Foster played for Partick Thistle in the second division of Scottish football, he started 26 matches for Partick Thistle last season and was part of the side that lost in the semi-finals of the promotion playoffs to Inverness CT over two legs.
Detroit City FC next takes the field on Wednesday, August 17 when they travel south to take on Birmingham Legion FC at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. Kickoff is scheduled for 8PM CDT.
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