John Forrest (footballer)

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John Forrest
Personal information
Full name John Anthony Forrest
Date of birth (1947-10-09) 9 October 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Tottington, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rochdale (Chief scout)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1980 Bury 430 (0)
1973 Atlanta Apollos (loan)[1] 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Anthony Forrest (born 9 October 1947 in Tottington, Lancashire, England) is an English former professional footballer.



Forrest spent the majority of his career with Bury, where he played from 1966 to 1980.[2] He also spent the 1973 season Atlanta Apollos in the NASL where he made 17 appearances.[1]


Forrest worked as a coach for Bury and was appointed chief scout of Rochdale in September 2007.[3]


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  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 215. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  3. ^ "Forrest joins Rochdale coaching". BBC Sport. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2007-09-04.