Matt Forster was a stylish full-back, who served Tottenham Hotspur for ten years between the wars.
The defender played for North-east club Northburn, who
Tottenham signed him from in 1919.
Had to wait until 1920-21 to get his first appearances in the first team, but kept his place in the side for the majority of his ten years as a regular, proving to be the type of defender that Spurs fans have loved over the years. Not just content to kick the ball clear, Forster looked for the chance to move forward or to pass to a team-mate.
After losing his first
team place, he moved to Reading in 1930 having played
236 League matches for Spurs. Matt went on to
later play one game for Charlton Athletic.
After leaving the game, he was scouting for Fulham at start of WWII.
Matt Forster died in