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Craig Forrest

Craig Forrest

Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 20/9/1967 Canada

Full Name: Craig Lorne Forrest

Position: Goalkeeper

Town debut: Stoke City 1-1 (A) Division 2 27/8/1988

Final Town game: Oxford United 2-1 (H) Division 1 22/2/1997

Status: Retired/Inactive

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

    Season Lge Apps Lge Goals Cup Apps Cup Goals Tot Apps Tot Goals Oth Apps Oth Goals Res Apps Res Goals Youth Apps Youth Goals
1988-89 28   6   34   1          
1989-90 45   7   52   1          
1990-91 43   7   50   1          
1991-92 46   10   56   1          
1992-93 11   2   13       4      
1993-94 27   8   35       1      
1994-95 36   2   38   9          
1995-96 21   5   26       3      
1996-97 6   2   8   1   2      
    Totals 263   49   312   14   10      

Career Appearance Record

  Club Date Signed Date Left Fee Lge Apps Lge Goals Cup Apps Cup Goals Tot Apps Tot Goals
  Ipswich Town August 1985 July 1997 Youth Team See Above
  Colchester United March 1988 - On Loan 11 0 0 0 0 0
  Chelsea March 1997 April 1997 On Loan 2(1) 0 0 0 2(1) 0
  West Ham United July 1997 July 2002 £500,000 26(4) 0 8 0 34(4) 0

 Player career stats also available at SoccerBase.

 To view Craig Forrest's international record click here.

Your comments

Ah I loved Craig, so sad when he had to give up. I used to go and watch every game when he played. My mum even orgainsed him & Frank Yallop to be special guests at my 18th Birthday party, that was 20 odd years ago, a fab night :-)

 Nicky Beecham (nee Featherstone) 07-02-2014

Retired from the game after leaving West Ham in 2002

 Ralph 26-10-2011

I really liked Craig, an excellent shot stopper, just a bit shy when coming off his line. Very nice guy, got his autograph, I wish him all the best

 Guy Handscombe 25-05-2008

Forrest, who retired in 2002, could be making a comeback with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC where, if signed, he would be back-up to first choice keeper Greg Sutton

 Anorak 13-04-2007

The former Town keeper, who helped his home nation Canada win the Gold Cup in 2000, is to be inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in May, 2007

 Anorak 05-12-2006

hey i just found out a while ago im your cuzzin, my grandmas name is marlene walters and my dads is kirk walters. She says your retired now why?

 chadd 20-12-2004

I have been a big fan of Craigs for years and i have met him many times. He was always friendly, and funny. He remembered me each and everytime and he always said hello. He even gave me a birthday kiss one year!!!!. A great player for Town and Canada and i hope he is well after the past few years.


Craig is now a Soccer Pundit for the TSN in Canada. Thankfully his on-air delivery is slightly less rushed than his upfield clearances!

 ExasperatedBlue 07-01-2004

Contract Info

Craig Forrest signed a professional contract with Ipswich Town in August 1985. Professional contract period is unknown.

 Many thanks to Tim Hodge for compiling the statistics that appear in the "Contract Info" section.



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