James Forrest

Read all the news about James Forrest of Celtic FC. Position: Midfielder. James Forrest was born in Prestwick on 7 July 1991 (age 27).

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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Soccer Souls · Apr 21

Celtic FC News: Ex-Scots manager hails James Forrest as the best player of Scotland and Celtic this season

Celtic FC News: Former Scots manager David Hay has hailed Celtic winger James Forrest as the best player of the year for his club and country.

Soccer Souls · Apr 21
67HailHail · Apr 20

Former Celtic boss has no doubt about who should be Scotland’s player of the year

Former Celtic boss Davie Hay has named the player he believes should be crowned as Scotland’s player of the year.

67HailHail · Apr 20

James Forrest | career at Celtic | Will he go down as a legend at Celtic | Celtic player of the year

Watch “James Forrest | career at Celtic | Will he go down as a legend at Celtic | Celtic player of the year” by Cmon The Hoops Celtic.

Evening Times · Apr 20

Davie Hay: James Forrest is Celtic and Scotland’s Player of the Year

Continue reading “Davie Hay: James Forrest is Celtic and Scotland’s Player of the Year” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Apr 20
The Celtic Star · Apr 19

‘Good to hit landmarks,’ Celtic’s ‘Starman’ Forrest’s 34 goals and 30 assists Haul

JAMES FORREST is currently in the lead in voting for The Celtic Star’s Player of the Year – you can add your vote now if you haven’t already done so or if you have, check how the voting is going remarkably since the start of the last season he has scored 34 goals and had 30...

The Celtic Star · Apr 19
67HailHail · Apr 18

The one Celtic player who may be unfortunately overlooked when awards are given out

When the end of season awards are handed out, the Celtic players most likely to be given honours look to be Callum McGregor and James Forrest.

67HailHail · Apr 18
67HailHail · Apr 18

Kieran Tierney opens up on Celtic’s “scary” talent

Celtic superstar Kieran Tierney has been praising the Hoops’ big-game player James Forrest.

67HailHail · Apr 18
Celtic FC · Apr 18

James Forrest: Hard work and love for Celtic has fuelled success

JAMES Forrest’s wonder goal in the Scottish Cup semi-final epitomised his incredible form this season, and the Hoops winger revealed the reason behind his success was down to hard work and a love for Celtic...

Celtic FC · Apr 18
Celts Are Here · Apr 18

Kieran Tierney Reveals the One Player he Hates Coming up Against in Training

KIERAN TIERNEY has bestowed special praise on one of his Celtic team-mates after seeing the midfielder have another sensational game against Aberdeen last weekend...

Celts Are Here · Apr 18
Celts Are Here · Apr 17

James Forrest Makes Hampden Goal Admission

CELTIC star James Forrest has spoken to CelticTV after his sensational semi-final strike which set Celtic on their way to another Scottish Cup Final at the weekend and made the admission it’s one of his best...

Celts Are Here · Apr 17
67HailHail · Apr 17

Celtic midfield duo appear on prestigious list alongside Marco Reus and Paul Pogba

Celtic wide men James Forrest and Scott Sinclair appear on the world’s top scoring midfielders list.

67HailHail · Apr 17
Read Celtic · Apr 17

Here’s who Celtic fans voted as their Man of the Match against Aberdeen

Celtic took a huge step towards a third consecutive domestic treble by beating nine-man Aberdeen 3-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday...

Read Celtic · Apr 17
67HailHail · Apr 17

Charlie Nicholas delivers verdict on Celtic player of the year battle

Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas has delivered his verdict on who should be named as Scotland’s player of the year.

67HailHail · Apr 17
Read Celtic · Apr 17

Tierney hails Celtic star as one of the best he’s ever played with

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has hailed his teammate James Forrest as one of the best players he has ever played with.

Read Celtic · Apr 17
67HailHail · Apr 17

‘Give it to him’ – Kieran Tierney names the player who was key to Celtic’s semi-final tactics

Kieran Tierney has revealed that getting the ball to James Forrest was a big part of the team’s plan during the recent Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.

67HailHail · Apr 17

Hoops to Work a Flanker

CELTIC are planning to work a flanker in the new season when the exciting double-act of Daniel Arzani and Maryan Shved will be pushing for first-team places...

The Scotsman · Apr 16

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney runs out of superlatives for James Forrest

There is only one difficulty that Kieran Tierney finds is becoming ever more pronounced in playing alongside James Forrest – precisely how to find new ways to acknowledge just what an immensely influential performer his Celtic team-mate has made himself...

The Scotsman · Apr 16
The Scotsman · Apr 16

Celtic’s Kieran Tierney ‘running out of compliments’ for ‘brilliant’ James Forrest

There is only one difficulty that Kieran Tierney finds is becoming ever more pronounced in playing alongside James Forrest – precisely how to find new ways to acknowledge just what an immensely influential performer his Celtic team-mate has made himself...

The Scotsman · Apr 16

KT Reveals What He Hates About Team-Mate

KIERAN TIERNEY has revealed James Forrest is even TERRIFYING his own team-mates in training this season.

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