James Forrest

Read all about James Forrest of Celtic FC. Position: Midfielder. James Forrest was born in Prestwick on 7 July 1991 (age 26).

James Forrest Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

On 30 August 2009, Forrest signed a four-year contract with Celtic. Their Head of Youth development, Chris McCart, hailed him as one of the best players in Celtic’s U19 squad. Forrest had always excelled at Celtic, with a match program from 2004 singling him out for exceptional performances in the under-13 squad. He then made his first team debut for Celtic on 1 May 2010, coming on as a late substitute against Motherwell. He scored the third of Celtic’s goals in a 4–0 win.

He made his first European appearance for the club in a Champions League qualifying game against Braga in July 2010. A few days later he won the man of the match award for his performance in the Emirates Cup game with Olympique Lyonnais. He continued this fine form into the league campaign, scoring against St Mirren in a 4–0 victory. Forrest was named the SPL Young Player of the Month for August 2010. He would score another two goals, both against Hearts, before being rewarded for his form with a new five year deal on 28 January 2011. Forrest collected his first winner’s medal on 21 May 2011 when he came on a late second-half substitute for Kris Commons in Celtic’s 3–0 Scottish Cup Final win over Motherwell.

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‘Weight off our shoulders’ – James Forrest delivers surprise verdict on Celtic season

James Forrest has spoken of his relief after Celtic became the first team in Scottish football history to win back to back domestic trebles.

‘Now for the Treble Treble,’ Forrest

JAMES FORREST has revealed he is aiming for the treble treble in the new season.

Daily Mail · May 21

James Forrest insists Celtic can go further by nailing treble Treble

Brendan Rodgers keeps raising the bar. And his players keep having to respond.

Daily Mail · May 21

Time for Celtic to cash in on former mainstay whose best days are behind him

COMMENT It was rather telling about the bizarre nature of Celtic’s season that the Hoops’ top scorer, Scott Sinclair, didn’t get on the pitch in the Scottish Cup Final until the 90th minute of the game, when he replaced James Forrest...

Celtic FC · May 21

Forrest: Bus parade was an unforgettable experience

JAMES Forrest has enjoyed many memorable days in a silver-laden Celtic career but the winger was blown away by Saturday’s open-top bus parade...

Celtic FC · May 21
Scotzine · May 20

‘I’ve Still Plenty in the Tank,’ Brown

SCOTT BROWN will celebrate his 33rd birthday next month – and the Celtic skipper is adamant he has plenty of time to add to his 16 winners medals.

Scotzine · May 20
Daily Mail · May 20

Scott Brown is on his way to become Celtic’s most celebrated player with 16 domestic trophies...

Scott Brown isn’t sure he will ever match Billy McNeill’s tally of 22 domestic trophy wins – but he has backed team-mate James Forrest to surpass the legendary Lisbon Lion...

Daily Mail · May 20
Celts Are Here · May 19

Celtic Star’s Emotional Farewell

PATRICK ROBERTS cut a dejected figure on the Celtic bench at Hampden when he realised he wouldn’t be getting one final appearance before heading back to Manchester City.

Celts Are Here · May 19
BBC Sportsound · May 19

Sportsound 19 May 2018 – Celtic Win the Double Treble

Reaction as Celtic beat Motherwell 2-0 to win the Scottish Cup and clinch a historic double treble.

BBC Sportsound · May 19

‘Poor show’ – Celtic fans rip into one player despite win v Motherwell

Celtic fans on social media were unimpressed with James Forrest’s performance in the Scottish Cup Final, which the Hoops won 2-0 to complete the domestic treble...

Key man can end season of his life on a high by firing Celtic to Scottish Cup glory

COMMENT Celtic winger James Forrest has enjoyed the best season of his career.

‘Play It Again, James,’ As Winger Forrest Aims for More Glory

MARATHON Man James Forrest has played around SIXTY games for Celtic this season.

The Scotsman · May 19

James Forrest scales heights with Celtic after getting back on rails

The time to reflect on his Celtic career is not now for James Forrest.

The Scotsman · May 19
Evening Times · May 19

Celtic’s Iron Man James Forrest ready for one last push

Such has been James Forrest’s contribution to Celtic this season that the Scotland internationalist might as well spend his summer going for an Iron Man contest.

Evening Times · May 19
Irish Times · May 18

James Forrest standing tall as Celtic bid to secure double treble

Victory over Motherwell in cup final would complete ‘incredible achievement’ says winger...

Irish Times · May 18
Inside Futbol · May 18

Celtic Record Under Brendan Rodgers Is Source of Final Confidence, Bhoys Star Insists

Celtic winger James Forrest says that Brendan Rodgers’ record at Hampden will give the Bhoys confidence in the Scottish Cup final...

Inside Futbol · May 18
The Celtic Star · May 18

Forrest’s Hampden Fortress

JAMES FORREST is an almost certain starter in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup Final, Celtic’ eighth match at the national stadium since Brendan Rodgers took over in May 2016.

The Celtic Star · May 18
Celtic FC · May 18

Forrest: Perfect Hampden record will boost Bhoys’ belief

JAMES Forrest believes that Celtic’s perfect Hampden record under Brendan Rodgers will instil the seven-in-a-row champions with greater belief in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Motherwell...

Celtic FC · May 18

‘Outstanding’, ‘Brilliant’ – Anton Rogan drools over Celtic first teamer

Celtic ‘centenary double’ winning hero Anton Rogan has named James Forrest as the Hoops player who has impressed him most this season...

Broony Zeroes in on Big Billy

SCOTT BROWN lifted his 16th winner’s medal after the 2-0 Scottish Cup Final triumph over Motherwell yesterday.

Inside Futbol · May 23

I Want To Follow In Footsteps of These Celtic Stars – Lewis Morgan

Celtic new boy Lewis Morgan has admitted he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Callum McGregor and James Forrest...

Inside Futbol · May 23
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