Jimmy Forrest (footballer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jimmy Forrest (footballer)

English footballer

Date of Birth: 24-Jun-1864

Place of Birth: Blackburn, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 30-Dec-1925

Profession: association football player

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jimmy Forrest (footballer)

  • James Henry Forrest (24 June 1864 – 30 December 1925) was an English footballer whose career spanned the transition from amateurism to professionalism in English football in the 1880s and 1890s.
  • He played most of his club career for Blackburn Rovers, whose early embracing of professionalism enabled them to become one of the major teams in English football, and with whom he appeared on the winning side in five FA Cup finals (a joint record).
  • He was the first professional player to appear for England for whom he made eleven appearances, as a half-back.

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