James Forrest

James Forrest of Celtic FC (Midfielder) was born in Prestwick on 7 July 1991 (age 28).

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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The Season Ahead: New Strips and Season Tickets

Celts Are Here · Jun 28

New Image: Clearer Picture of Celtic’s New Away Shirt Drops Online

67HailHail · Jun 27

Image of Love Street Adidas Celtic away kit modelled by James Forrest emerges on Twitter

Celts Are Here · Jun 27

Leaked: Celtic Adidas Away Kit Revealed, and it’s a Belter

The Celtic View · Jun 26

2020-06-26 The Celtic View Podcast #9inarow Special

Evening Times · Jun 24

Thirty-five not out for Scott Brown as he vows to cherish every game he has left at Celtic

Herald Scotland · Jun 24

Thirty-five not out for Scott Brown as he vows to cherish every game he has left at Celtic

The Celtic Star · Jun 23

“Proud” McGregor Relishing The Chance To Make Celtic History

Forrest’s Euro Target

The Celtic Star · Jun 23

‘Everyone was buzzing to get back to training’, James Forrest gives training insight

Herald Scotland · Jun 22

James Forrest gives insight into the new reality of training at Lennoxtown as Celtic gear up for re-start

Evening Times · Jun 22

James Forrest gives insight into the new reality of training at Lennoxtown as Celtic gear up for re-start

Herald Scotland · Jun 22

James Forrest says one-off qualifiers could help Celtic reach Champions League

Evening Times · Jun 22

James Forrest says one-off qualifiers could help Celtic reach Champions League

Evening Times · Jun 21

Celtic ace James Forrest hopes Scotland fans will be back for play-off clash with Israel

Herald Scotland · Jun 21

Celtic ace James Forrest hopes Scotland fans will be back for play-off clash with Israel

Sky Sports · Jun 21

Forrest: Celtic can get even better

Evening Times · Jun 21

Celtic can get even better in push for perfect ten, says James Forrest

Herald Scotland · Jun 21

Celtic can get even better in push for perfect ten, says James Forrest

Celtic can get even better in push for perfect 10, says James Forrest

The Celtic Star · Jun 20

Hair for Ten-in-a-Row’ – looks like Jamesy Forrest’s ‘Raring to Go’

Celtic FC · Jun 20

James Forrest: We never want to stop being successful

The Celtic Star · Jun 20

Back to Paradise as French Government announce initial 5,000 fans allowed into games from 11th July

Celtic TV · Jun 19

Celtic’s Scott Brown & James Forrest can’t wait to welcome fans back to Paradise!

Celtic FC · Jun 19

James Forrest: We can’t wait to play in front of packed Paradise

Celtic star confirms he isn’t leaving anytime soon

Herald Scotland · Jun 16

Greatest Premier XI: James Forrest of Celtic? Or Brian Laudrup of Rangers? Who’s our right wing king?

Celtic FC · Jun 15

The Story Of… The injury that almost spoiled Karagandy winner

The Celtic Star · Jun 13

“It’s good to get back on the grass,” Celtic’s marathon man rested and ready for Ten-in-a-Row

The Celtic Star · Jun 12

SPFL confirm Eight Celts in Team of the Season poll

The Celtic Star · Jun 12

Odsonne Edouard is The Celtic Star’s Player of the Year

Evening Times · Jun 11

Oh brother! Celtic winger James Forrest looking forward to facing sibling Alan in Premiership next season

Herald Scotland · Jun 11

Oh brother! Celtic winger James Forrest looking forward to facing sibling Alan in Premiership next season

The Celtic Star · Jun 11

Photos – These Celtic Stars Appear To Miss The Barber

Glasgow Live · Jun 11

Celtic fans all say the same thing as players return to training

90min.com · Jun 7

Why Liverpool Should Consider Odsonne Edouard as a Viable Timo Werner Alternative

Celtic TV · Jun 5

#HOOPSATHOME Special: Scott Brown & James Forrest

Forrest’s Striking Admission

Daily Record · May 30

James Forrest shares his Celtic goalscoring secrets

Herald Scotland · May 29

James Forrest says ‘brilliant’ Odsonne Edouard as good as any striker he has played with at Celtic

Evening Times · May 29

James Forrest says ‘brilliant’ Odsonne Edouard as good as any striker he has played with at Celtic

Tim Talk with James Forrest from The Celtic Blog

Celtic FC · May 26

Bobby Lennox hails fellow winger and Ayrshire boy James Forrest

Evening Times · May 25

Scott Brown hails James Forrest as quiet man who has been front and centre of Celtic’s nine-in-a-row run

Herald Scotland · May 25

Scott Brown hails James Forrest as quiet man who has been front and centre of Celtic’s nine-in-a-row run

Transfer Tavern · May 25

Celtic highlight remarkable feat achieved by ‘homegrown hero’ on official Instagram

The Celtic Star · May 24

The Celtic Star Player of the Year – Forster, Edouard, Christie and other contenders

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