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R.I.P. Ronnie Foster

The club are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Ronnie Foster.

4 August 2017

The club are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Ronnie Foster.

London-born Ronnie Foster, inside left for Town between 1962 and 1966, has died. He signed for his Orient, then challnging for top-flight football which he helped them achieve in 1961-2. He signed for Town shortly before lunchtime on 1st December 1962, and made his debut as Town's record signing in the afternoon, when the Mariners drew 2-2 at Luton! He was more of a provider than a goalscorer, though he did end up as second top scorer in 64-5, with team mates such as Matt Tees in his first spell with Town and Rod Green. 

He moved back down south when he joined Reading for half the fee Town had paid for him in May 1966, and two years later crossed the Atlantic to play for Dallas Cowboys, returning to play for Brentford and Dover Athletic the following year. He hade his own taxi and car hire business after football.

Ronnie died peacefully at the The Mount Care Nursing Home, Reading on 28 July 2017, aged 78.

Picture: Ronnie Foster is second right, front row between Matt Tees and Brian Hill.


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