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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.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
27/07/1968
Peterhead 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 23 Start
31/07/1968
Nairn County 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 23 Start
03/08/1968
Aberdeen 1-1 Blackpool
Friendly 18,000 23 Start
05/08/1968
Newcastle United 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 14,190 23 Start
10/08/1968
Clyde 4-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 5,000 23 Start
14/08/1968
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G3 18,000 23 Start
17/08/1968
Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee United
League Cup G3 16,000 23 Start
24/08/1968
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
League Cup G3 19,000 23 Start
28/08/1968
Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 8,000 23 Start
31/08/1968
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 12,000 23 Start
07/09/1968
Dundee 4-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
14/09/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 23 Start
17/09/1968
Slavia Sofia 0-0 Aberdeen
Fairs Cities Cup R1 1L 13,000 23 Start
21/09/1968
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 23 Start
28/09/1968
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 24 Start
02/10/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 Slavia Sofia
Fairs Cities Cup R1 2L 29,000 24 Start
19/10/1968
Aberdeen 0-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
23/10/1968
Aberdeen 2-1 Real Zaragoza
Fairs Cities Cup R2 1L 25,000 24 Start
26/10/1968
Rangers 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 24 Start
30/10/1968
Real Zaragoza 3-0 Aberdeen
Fairs Cities Cup R2 2L 30,000 24 Start
02/11/1968
Aberdeen 2-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
09/11/1968
Morton 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
12/11/1968
Elgin City 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,031 24 Start
16/11/1968
Aberdeen 2-2 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
23/11/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
30/11/1968
Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 24 Start
07/12/1968
Aberdeen 2-6 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 24 Start
14/12/1968
Airdrieonians 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 24 Start
21/12/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
28/12/1968
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 24 Start
01/01/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
02/01/1969
St. Johnstone 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
04/01/1969
Dundee United 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
11/01/1969
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 31,000 24 Start
25/01/1969
Aberdeen 3-0 Berwick Rangers
Scottish Cup R1 13,600 24 Start
01/02/1969
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
22/02/1969
Ayr United 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 24 Start
25/02/1969
Aberdeen 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R2 14,685 24 Start
26/02/1969
Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 17,500 24 Start
01/03/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup QF 24,000 24 Start
05/03/1969
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF REP 17,183 24 Start
08/03/1969
Arbroath 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,700 24 Start
15/03/1969
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,750 24 Start
19/03/1969
Raith Rovers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
22/03/1969
Aberdeen 1-6 Rangers
Scottish Cup SF 39,250 24 Start
24/03/1969
Aberdeen 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
29/03/1969
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,321 24 Start
02/04/1969
Aberdeen 6-3 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
05/04/1969
Aberdeen 3-1 Airdrieonians
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
09/04/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 24 Start
12/04/1969
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 24 Start
19/04/1969
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
23/04/1969
Clyde 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 987 24 Start
05/05/1969
Peterhead 0-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 24 Start
28/07/1969
Tranmere Rovers 4-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,241 24 Start
30/07/1969
Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 10,075 24 Start
02/08/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Werder Bremen
Friendly 24 Start
09/08/1969
Aberdeen 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G2 16,000 24 Start
13/08/1969
Clyde 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 4,000 24 Start
16/08/1969
Aberdeen 2-2 Hibernian
League Cup G2 16,000 24 Start
20/08/1969
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
League Cup G2 13,500 24 Start
23/08/1969
Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 8,000 24 Start
27/08/1969
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 18,300 24 Start
30/08/1969
Aberdeen 6-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 24 Start
03/09/1969
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 24 Start
06/09/1969
Airdrie 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 24 Start
10/09/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
League Cup QF 1L 33,000 24 Start
13/09/1969
Aberdeen 2-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 24 Start
20/09/1969
St. Johnstone 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,400 24 Start
24/09/1969
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 37,500 25 Start
27/09/1969
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 25 Start
04/10/1969
Ayr United 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,100 25 Start
11/10/1969
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 25 Start
29/10/1969
Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 25 Start
01/11/1969
Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
05/11/1969
St. Mirren 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
08/11/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
15/11/1969
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 25 Start
22/11/1969
Aberdeen 4-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
29/11/1969
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
13/12/1969
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 25 Start
20/12/1969
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 25 Start
27/12/1969
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
01/01/1970
Dundee 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
10/01/1970
Aberdeen 5-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
17/01/1970
Morton 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
24/01/1970
Aberdeen 4-0 Clyde
Scottish Cup R1 12,000 25 Start
31/01/1970
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 25 Start
11/02/1970
Aberdeen 2-1 Clydebank
Scottish Cup R2 13,100 25 Start
21/02/1970
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 13,500 25 Start
25/02/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
28/02/1970
Partick Thistle 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 25 Start
02/03/1970
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
07/03/1970
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 25 Start
09/03/1970
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 25 Start
14/03/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup SF 25,812 25 Start
18/03/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
21/03/1970
Aberdeen 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
28/03/1970
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
04/04/1970
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
11/04/1970
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 108,434 25 Start
13/04/1970
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Sub
18/04/1970
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,100 25 Start
02/05/1970
Newcastle United 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 10,300 25 Start
04/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 ADO Den Haag
Friendly 13,500 25 Start
08/08/1970
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 3,500 25 Start
12/08/1970
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
League Cup G4 13,500 25 Start
15/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
League Cup G4 16,000 25 Start
19/08/1970
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 3,300 25 Start
22/08/1970
Aberdeen 7-3 Airdrie
League Cup G4 12,000 25 Start
26/08/1970
Hibernian 4-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 24,900 25 Start
29/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
12/09/1970
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Sub
16/09/1970
Aberdeen 3-1 Honved
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 21,500 25 Start
26/09/1970
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 26 Start
30/09/1970
Honved 3-1 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 18,500 26 Start
03/10/1970
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
10/10/1970
Aberdeen 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
17/10/1970
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 26 Start
24/10/1970
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
31/10/1970
Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
07/11/1970
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 26 Start
14/11/1970
Ayr United 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
21/11/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 26 Start
25/11/1970
Aberdeen 5-0 Gornik Zabrze
Friendly 17,500 26 Start
28/11/1970
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
05/12/1970
Aberdeen 7-0 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
12/12/1970
Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 63,000 26 Start
19/12/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 26 Start
26/12/1970
Airdrie 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
01/01/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 24,000 26 Start
02/01/1971
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,500 26 Start
09/01/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
16/01/1971
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,400 26 Start
25/01/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 Elgin City
Scottish Cup R3 24,136 26 Start
30/01/1971
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
06/02/1971
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
13/02/1971
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 24,000 26 Start
17/02/1971
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup R4 REP 29,000 26 Start
20/02/1971
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 36,000 26 Start
27/02/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
06/03/1971
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 65,000 26 Start
10/03/1971
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
13/03/1971
Clyde 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
24/03/1971
Aberdeen 4-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
27/03/1971
Heart of Midlothian 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 26 Start
30/03/1971
Coventry City 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 8,001 26 Start
03/04/1971
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 26 Start
10/04/1971
Cowdenbeath 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
17/04/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 36,000 26 Start
19/04/1971
Aberdeen 2-3 Eintracht Brunswick
Friendly 26 Start
24/04/1971
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
01/05/1971
Ross County 0-6 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,000 26 Start
03/05/1971
Peterhead 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,182 26 Start
20/07/1971
Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
23/07/1971
1860 Munich 3-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
24/07/1971
Augsburg 0-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
28/07/1971
Nijmegen 0-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
04/08/1971
Airdrieonians 1-4 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup SF 26 Sub
25/08/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 Clyde
League Cup G2 15,542 26 Start
28/08/1971
Dundee 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 11,875 26 Start
01/09/1971
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 11,865 26 Start
04/09/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 13,188 26 Start
11/09/1971
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,930 26 Start
15/09/1971
Celta Vigo 0-2 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 35,000 26 Start
18/09/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 Airdrieonians
Div 1 (Old) 14,133 26 Start
25/09/1971
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 41,236 27 Start
29/09/1971
Aberdeen 1-0 Celta Vigo
UEFA Cup R1 2L 20,000 27 Start
02/10/1971
Aberdeen 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 14,855 27 Start
09/10/1971
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 27 Start
11/10/1971
Forfar Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
16/10/1971
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 24,450 27 Start
23/10/1971
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,843 27 Start
27/10/1971
Juventus 2-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 1L 35,000 27 Start
30/10/1971
Aberdeen 7-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 19,304 27 Start
06/11/1971
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 61,385 27 Start
13/11/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 14,298 27 Start
17/11/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 Juventus
UEFA Cup R2 2L 29,500 27 Start
20/11/1971
Motherwell 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
27/11/1971
Aberdeen 2-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 19,754 27 Start
04/12/1971
Ayr United 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,582 27 Start
11/12/1971
Aberdeen 4-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 12,194 27 Start
18/12/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 13,707 27 Start
03/01/1972
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 24,235 27 Start
19/02/1972
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 14,230 27 Sub
26/02/1972
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Scottish Cup R4 18,277 27 Start
11/03/1972
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 32,853 27 Start
18/03/1972
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 25,936 27 Start
25/03/1972
Aberdeen 4-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 9,391 27 Start
11/04/1972
Olympiakos 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Sub
22/04/1972
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,743 27 Start
29/04/1972
Aberdeen 0-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,771 27 Start
24/05/1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Aberdeen
North American Summer Tour 27 Start
26/05/1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Aberdeen
North American Summer Tour 9,165 27 Start
28/05/1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Aberdeen
North American Summer Tour 4,000 27 Start
09/09/1972
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,100 27 Start
13/09/1972
Aberdeen 2-3 Borussia Munchengladbach
UEFA Cup R1 1L 21,000 27 Start
20/09/1972
Aberdeen 8-0 Falkirk
League Cup R2 1L 9,939 27 Sub
07/10/1972
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,763 28 Start
11/10/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 East Fife
League Cup QF 1L 13,605 28 Start
01/11/1972
East Fife 1-4 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 4,492 28 Sub
11/11/1972
Aberdeen 4-3 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 10,651 28 Start
09/12/1972
Aberdeen 0-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,354 28 Start
20/02/1973
Aberdeen 6-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 7,852 28 Start
28/02/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Scottish Cup R4 17,730 28 Start
03/03/1973
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 36,245 28 Start
07/03/1973
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,389 28 Start
10/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,994 28 Start
17/03/1973
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 40,032 28 Start
21/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup QF REP 33,465 28 Start
24/03/1973
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
27/03/1973
East Fife 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,594 28 Start
14/04/1973
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,757 28 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
21
1
4
3
0
1
2
0
0
4
0
1
30
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:
125
3
44
24
2
8
20
0
8
11
0
2
180
5
62
26
2
23
Total Appearances/Goals: 185 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