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Born: 21 July 1904
Came from: Peterhead Went to: Mansfield Town
First game: 16 September 1933 Last game: 17 November 1934
Appearances: 3 (3/0) Goals: 0
The Scottish forward was born in Wallyford in East Lothian, yet in a career few could have predicted, became one of Canada's first soccer stars.
Starting out in his homeland with Alloa Athletic and then Heart of Midlothian, Forrest had limited success before moving across the Atlantic to play for Toronto Ulster United. He then signed for the famed workers' team Bethlehem Steel in Pennsylvania as they joined the fledgling semi-professional National Association Football League. He played for the club in two spells, making 72 appearances and scoring 25 goals. Whilst with Toronto Ulster United, Forrest elected to represent the country on their 1924 tour of Australia and New Zealand, which constituted The Maple Leafs' first officially recognised international matches, with a team composed mainly of Scottish emigrants. Forest scored twice against Australia during the tour including in their historic first game, a 3-2 defeat in Brisbane in June 1924. He also played for Ontario and Eastern Ontario against a touring English FA team in 1926.
Finishing with six full caps and two goals, he later returned to the UK and had spells with York City, Dumbarton and Peterhead before joining Argyle in 1933. Despite spending two seasons at Home Park he never progressed beyond being a fringe player and made just three appearances before being released and joining Mansfield Town, for whom no appearances are recorded.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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