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Jimmy Forrest (footballer)

Jimmy Forrest (footballer)
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Full nameJames Henry Forrest
Date of birth24 June 1864
Place of birthBlackburn, England
Date of death30 December 1925(age 61)
Playing positionHalf-back

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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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