James Forrest (footballer)
James Forrest (born 7 July 1991 relating to Prestwick ) is a Scottish football player. The midfielder plays for the Scottish national football team since 2009 and at Glasgow Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.
James Forrest was born in Prestwick on Scotland's southwest coast. At the age of twelve years, Forrest went to Celtic Glasgow and came up in all age groups to missions. He won there in 2008 the Glasgow Cup for youth teams in the final against arch-rivals Celtic, Rangers. On 30 August 2009 he signed his first professional contract at Celtic. His league debut was the midfielder on the final day of the 2009/10 season against FC Motherwell, when he came off the bench in 81 minutes with the score at 2-0 to Celtic for Aiden McGeady. In the 87th minute scoring his first goal Forrest also the same for the " Bhoys ". In the European Cup Forrest made his debut in the Champions League in the second leg of the third qualifying round against Sporting Braga at Celtic Park. After being eliminated against Braga Celtic participated in London on Emirates Cup. In the match against Olympique Lyon Forrest was from the beginning on the pitch. After end of the tournament, he was named best young player of the tournament.
After several strong games in the initial phase of the 2010/11 season - including in the game against Heart of Midlothian in which he scored the opening goal - the 19 -year-old was voted the month of August for the best youth players in the Scottish Premier League. In January 2011, Forrest signed a new contract which will run until 2016.
On 29 May 2011, James Forrest made his debut in the Scottish national team in the 0-1 away defeat in Ireland. On 10 August 2011, he played his first international match in a 2-1 home victory over Denmark.