Chris Forrester

Christopher Forrester is an Irish footballer currently playing for St Patrick's Athletic in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland.

Personal Awards

Bohemians Young Player of the Year 2011

Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month St. Patrick's Athletic - April 2012

Chris played for Bohemians and also spent time on trial at Mick McCarthy's Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford.

St Patrick's Athletic

Forrester joined St Patrick's Athletic on the 12th of January 2012. He started the season off well, his impressive form in pre-season earned him a start in the league opener against Bray Wanderers. [8] Forrester scored two excellent goals in a 4-0 win over Phoenix in the Leinster Senior Cup at Richmond Park. [9] The young winger provided an excellent assist for his old Bohs teammate Christy Fagan to score in the Dublin derby against Shelbourne at Tolka Park, he called for a long ball from Ian Bermingham, made an superb run and flicked on a header to Fagan who slotted it home in the 43rd minute of the game. [10]. Forrester became a fans' favorite after he played brilliantly in the Saints' 5-1 thrashing of rivals Shamrock Rovers, he scored the opening goal of the game after just 3 minutes when he smashed a left footed shot into the top left corner, he then set up John Russell on a tee who tapped in from 5 yards to make it 2-0, then came one of the goals of the season by the 19 year old as he collected Chris Fagan's backheel and scooped the ball over Oscar Jansson in the Rovers goal.

Sky Sports understands that several English clubs have been sending over their top scouts to assess the progress of Irish teenager Christopher Forrester, including several from the Premier League.

The 19-year-old St Patrick's Athletic winger has become an internet sensation after scoring a catalogue of spectacular goals, including two against Shamrock Rovers in April.

Forrester only joined St Patrick's in January from rivals Bohemians, where he won Young Player of the Year last season.

With interest building in the highly-rated youngster, the Irish club fear they may struggle to hold onto their prized asset.