Philipp Förster

Squad No. 20
Date of Birth February 4, 1995
Age 26
Height 188cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Bretten
Previous Clubs SV Sandhausen

Philipp Förster (born 4 February 1995) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for VfB Stuttgart.

After playing youth football with Karlsruher SC and VfB Stuttgart, he started his senior career in the Regionalliga Südwest with Waldhof Mannheim in 2014. He joined 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg in January 2017, but failed to make a first-team appearance and joined fellow 2. Bumdesliga side SV Sandhausen later that year. Two years later, he signed for 2. Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart, and won promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season at the club.

On 2 September 2019, Förster signed a four-year-deal with VfB Stuttgart for a fee estimated to be around €3,000,000. After making his debut for the club on 14 September 2019 in a 3–2 victory over SSV Jahn Regensburg, he scored his first goal for the club on 21 September 2019 in a 2–0 victory at home to SpVgg Greuther Fürth. He appeared in 26 league matches and scored 3 goals for Stuttgart across the 2019–20 season, as they finished second and were promoted to the Bundesliga.

After suffering an ankle injury during the build-up to the 2020–21 season, Förster made his Bundesliga debut as a substitute in second-half stoppage time of a 1–1 draw with FC Schalke 04 on 30 October 2020. He made his first Bundesliga start on 28 November 2019 as a replacement for the injured Daniel Didavi in a 3–1 defeat to Bayern Munich.