Kieron Forbes

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Kieron Forbes
Forbes playing for Forest Green Rovers in 2012/13
Personal information
Full name Kieron Emerson Forbes
Date of birth (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Wembley, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maidenhead United
Youth career
000?–2007 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Watford 0 (0)
2008–2010 Wealdstone 81 (3)
2010–2015 Forest Green Rovers 107 (5)
2014 Whitehawk (loan) 14 (1)
2014–2015 Aldershot Town (loan) 29 (0)
2015 Sutton United (loan) 7 (0)
2015– Maidenhead United 0 (0)
National team
2012– England C 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:41, 6 April 2015 (UTC).

Kieron Emerson Forbes (born 17 August 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Maidenhead United. He has represented his country with the England C team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Wembley, London,[1] Forbes made his debut for Watford against Gillingham in the League Cup on 14 August 2007.[2] He came on for Jordan Parkes in the 66th minute, and played in midfield.[2]

At the end of his scholarship the decision was made not to offer Forbes a professional contract, and he was released.[3]

Upon his release from Watford, Forbes joined Isthmian Premier League club Wealdstone.[4]

In December 2010 Forbes signed for Conference National side Forest Green Rovers after he spent time training with the club. As part of the deal to bring Forbes to The New Lawn there was a nominal transfer fee involved as well as a sell on clause in the players contract.[5]

Forbes made his Forest Green debut coming off the bench in a 4–2 away win over Bath City on 28 December 2010. He then scored his first goal for Forest Green on 26 March 2011 in a 1–1 away draw against Cambridge United.[6] Forbes agreed a new contract with Forest Green to stay with the club for the 2011–12 season.[7] Following further impressive performances for Forest Green, in December 2011 Forbes agreed a contract extension keeping him at The New Lawn until the end of the 2012–13 season.[8] A few months later, in June 2012, Forbes signed another contract extension to keep him at Forest Green until the end of the 2014–15 season.[9]

In May 2013, he was awarded the England C Player of the Year award at the Non-League Paper's National Game Awards ceremony held at Fulham's Craven Cottage.[10] He made his hundredth league appearance for Forest Green on 24 September 2013 against Tamworth.[11]

In February 2014, Forbes joined Whitehawk on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[12] He returned to Forest Green at the end of the season. After featuring in two pre-season games at the start of the 2014–15 season, it was announced that he had joined Forest Green's league rivals Aldershot Town on a six-month loan deal.[13][14] He made his Aldershot Town debut on 9 August 2014, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 home win over Altrincham.[15] He was a part of the Aldershot squad that caused an FA Cup upset, beating Portsmouth in a first round replay on 18 November 2014.[16]

On 2 February 2015, he returned to Forest Green when his loan at Aldershot had come to an end.[17] A month later, in March 2015, he moved on loan to Sutton United in a one-month deal.[18] He made his Sutton United debut on 3 March 2015 in a 2-1 loss against Bromley.[19] He ended the 2014-15 season with Sutton, and on completion of his loan spell, it was confirmed that he had been released by Forest Green after five years with the club on 4 May 2015.[20]

Following his departure from Forest Green, Forbes signed for Maidenhead United in August 2015.[21]

International career[edit]

In February 2012, Forbes received a call up to the England C team squad and made his England debut in a 1–1 draw with Italy.[22] He then earned his second cap on 5 June 2012 in a 4–0 away defeat against the Russia under 21's national team at the Khimky Arena in Moscow.[23] In August 2012, Forbes received a third call up to the England C squad for an International Challenge Trophy tie against Belgium.[24] Forbes went on to earn his third cap with victory over Belgium.[25] Forbes earned his fourth cap for the England C side on 5 February 2013 in a 1–0 defeat against Turkey in the semi-final of the International Challenge Trophy.

Personal life[edit]

His brother is former Norwich City and Swansea City midfielder Adrian Forbes.[26][27]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Watford 3–0 Gillingham". 14 August 2007. Retrieved 26 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Hornets sign three". 18 March 2008. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Kieron Forbes - Aylesbury United
  5. ^ "In's and Out's at The New Lawn". 29 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cambridge United 1–1 Forest Green Rovers – full time". thisisgloucestershire. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Forest Green Rovers offer 11 players new deals". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Jake Thomson and Keiron Forbes stay at Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Forest Green Rovers hand deals to Yan Klukowski and Kieron Forbes". BBC Sport. 12 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Pat on the back from dad means the world to Forbes". Stroud News & Journal. 18 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Forest Green 1–2 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Whitehawk snap up two". The Argus. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kieron Forbes signs on loan". Aldershot Town F.C. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Forest Green's Kieron Forbes joins Aldershot Town". Gloucester Citizen. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Aldershot Town 3–1 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Aldershot Town 1-0 Portsmouth". BBC Sport. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Aldershot Town allow Anthony Tonkin and Kieron Forbes to leave". Get Hampshire. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Forest Green midfielder Kieron Forbes loaned to Sutton United". Gloucester Citizen. 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Slabber's brace at Sutton sends Bromley clear at top". Sutton Guardian. 4 March 2015. Archived from the original on 5 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Forest Green: Six players released following play-off failure". BBC Sport. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  21. ^
  22. ^ "England held by Italy". The Football Association. 28 February 2012. 
  23. ^ "Russia prove too much for C". The Football Association. 5 June 2012. 
  24. ^ "Three Lions Emerge From Forest Green". Football Conference. 29 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Victory for Three Lions in Belgium". Football Conference. 13 September 2012. 
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