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Jim Forrest Squad Index
Information:
1972-73 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
22nd September 1944
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7 1/2
Weight:
11st 12lbs
Signed:
4th May 1968
Career History:
Drumchapel Amateurs
Rangers 1962-1967
Preston North End 1967-1968
Aberdeen 1968-1973
Cape Town City 1973
Hong Kong Rangers 1973-1975
San Antonio Thunder 1975-1976
Hawick Royal Albert (Loan) 1975
Honours:
Scotland Youth International. Scotland Under-23's (2 Caps).
 
Profile:
A club record signing from Preston in 1968 when he joined Aberdeen for a 25,000 fee. Previously made an Ibrox casualty after Rangers defeat at Berwick in 1967 Forrest went on to become a full international at Aberdeen and was also in the Dons side that won the Scottish Cup in 1970. Finished first season at Aberdeen as top scorer and left the Dons in 1973 to play for Hong Kong Rangers.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
27/07/1968
Peterhead 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1972-73
11
0
1
1
2
1
3
0
1
1
0
0
16
2
3
3
0
7
1971-72
22
1
4
3
0
1
2
0
0
4
0
1
31
1
6
5
2
0
1970-71
31
1
8
6
0
1
4
0
3
2
0
0
43
1
12
6
0
5
1969-70
31
1
15
8
0
2
5
0
1
0
0
0
44
1
18
5
0
5
1968-69
31
0
16
6
0
3
6
0
3
4
0
1
47
0
23
7
0
6
Totals:
126
3
44
24
2
8
20
0
8
11
0
2
181
5
62
26
2
23
Total Appearances/Goals: 186 62  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1970-71 14/06/71
Ussr v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1970-71 09/06/71
Denmark v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1970-71 03/02/71
Belgium v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1965-66 07/12/65
Italy v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1965-66 24/11/65
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 5