Player - Craig Forrest

Born: Vancouver, B.C., September 20, 1967.Craig Forrest 1

Ipswich Town 1986-97, Colchester United (loan) 1987-88, Chelsea (loan) 1996-97, West Ham United 1997-2002. 57caps. One of a long line of outstanding Canadian born goalkeepers, Craig first attracted national attention as a member of Tony Taylor's outstanding National Youth Team that competed in the FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile in 1987. Prior to that he had joined the English club Ipswich Town in 1986 as an apprentice and during his career at Portman Road appeared in 263 games. During his time with Ipswich Town he led the team to the then Second Division Championship in the 199192 season and a place in the Premier league in the first season of its existence, appearing in all 46 games, After a brief spell with Chelsea he was transferred to West Ham United in 1997 where he appeared in 30 games before illness cut short his career after 5 seasons. Craig made his full international debut for Canada's National Team on May 25, 1988 against Chile in a game for the Sir Stanley Matthews Cup. He went on to play 56 times for his country, most notably in the CONCACAF Gold Cup triumph in Los Angeles in 2000 where he was named the tournament's top goalkeeper and MVP for allowing a mere 3 goals and stopping two penalties in his side's 5 games – and in the Confederations Cup in Japan the following year. He is now an analyst with Rogers Sportsnet and Honorary Chair for the FIFA World Youth Championship Canada 2007.