Ben Foster claims he wouldn't swap his YouTube career for a Champions League title
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Ben Foster has claimed that he wouldn't swap his Youtube career for a Champions League title.
Over recent years, the goalkeeper has become a popular internet personality, starting with his 'The Cycling GK' YouTube channel and now his podcast 'FozCast'.
The 40-year-old became a trailblazer for footballer's creating their own digital content, putting a GoPro camera in his goal when playing in competitive matches and uploading the footage onto YouTube. Now, he is seen regularly collaborating with football content creators whilst creating his own content.
Foster had announced his retirement from football last year but returned in March to play for then-National League side Wrexham who needed an emergency goalkeeper to help them secure promotion to the Football League which they eventually did.
In fact, the former Manchester United, Watford and England shot-stopper played a vital role in the final eight games of the season with his highlight coming against promotion rivals Notts County, in which he saved a last-minute penalty to secure a crucial victory for the Red Dragons.
It is still yet to be announced as to whether or not Foster will re-sign for the 2023/24 season, but the Englishman is heavily involved in his own media duties.
In fact, when asked if he would swap his entire YouTube career for a Champions League title on 'The Fellas' podcast, the goalkeeper had no hesitations when saying: "No chance! No way on this Earth! I don't care about winning stuff, it doesn't bother me.
"I'm double proud of the few things that I've actually won in football but it's not something that I ever think about. I promise you."
"Yeah no I've had a good career, I'm more than happy with my career for sure," Foster added. "But that's not a thing because I think I've found something with YouTube and podcasts and the media world we're in.
"I think it's the best side of media. It's the best world. I think you get some of the most talented creators that have ever lived doing what we do."
Alongside the National League title, the goalkeeper won two Premier League titles as well as two League Cups whilst at Manchester United as well as a third League Cup in 2011 when at Birmingham City. Foster also won the Football League Trophy when playing on loan at Wrexham as a youngster in his first spell in 2005.