Fraser Fyvie

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Fraser Fyvie
Personal information
Full name Fraser Fyvie[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Aberdeen 58 (2)
2012– Wigan Athletic 1 (0)
2013 Yeovil Town (loan) 2 (0)
2014 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2008 Scotland U15 2 (0)
2008 Scotland U16 5 (2)
2008–2009 Scotland U17 14 (3)
2010–2011 Scotland U19 4 (0)
2012– Scotland U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:43 17 February 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 October 2013

Fraser Fyvie (born 27 March 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Championship side Wigan Athletic and the Scotland national under-21 football team.

Fyvie previously played for Aberdeen and has represented Scotland at under-15, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.

Club career[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]

Fyvie became the youngest ever player to play for Aberdeen, when he made his debut against Hamilton Academical at the age of 16, and won the Man of the Match award for the game.[2] Fyvie scored his first senior goal for Aberdeen on 27 January 2010, against Hearts at Tynecastle.[3] This goal made him the youngest ever goalscorer in a Scottish Premier League match, breaking the record previously held by Dundee United player David Goodwillie.[3] The next day Fyvie signed a new three-year deal with Aberdeen.[4]

In August 2010, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2010–11 season with a cruciate ligament injury sustained in a League Cup tie against Alloa Athletic.[5] He returned to the first team in a 2–0 defeat against St. Johnstone in May 2011.[6]

Having recovered fully from his injury sustained in the previous season, Fyvie began to establish himself in the Aberdeen team, regularly featuring in the starting eleven. He scored his first league goal of the 2011–2012 season against Dunfermline Athletic in an SPL trial game of Friday night football.[7] He also received the first red card of his career for foul and abusive language towards a linesman, in a 2–2 draw against St. Mirren.[8] Fyvie scored his second goal of the season in a Scottish Cup fifth round replay victory, away to Queen of the South.[9]

The midfielder refused a contract extension towards the end of the 2011–2012 season, wanting to pursue his career down in England.[10][11] With his contract due to expire midway through the 2012–13 season, manager Craig Brown was keen to sell Fyvie, with Premier League clubs Fulham and Wigan Athletic interested.[12]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

Fyvie signed for Wigan Athletic in July 2012, with the Latics paying Aberdeen an undisclosed transfer fee believed to be around £500,000. Wigan manager Roberto Martínez praised Fraser for the impact he had already made during his career at Aberdeen.[13] The midfielder agreed a three-year contract with Wigan.[14] On 28 August 2012, he made his debut as a substitute in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest which Wigan won 4–1. Fyvie was also brought on in the following League Cup match at West Ham on 25 September which ended 1–4 in Wigan's favour.[15] On 30 October, he made his full debut in Wigan's starting line-up, again in the League Cup, in a surprise defeat to Bradford following a penalty shoot-out.[16] In November and December 2012, Fyvie was part of Wigan's Premier League match day squad seven times but did not feature. In January 2013, Fyvie started in Wigan's third round FA Cup matches against Bournemouth.[17][18] He was an unused substitute as Wigan won the 2013 FA Cup Final.

On 17 October 2013, Fyvie joined fellow Championship side Yeovil Town on loan, originally scheduled to end on 1 January 2014.[19] Fyvie made his debut for Yeovil in their 0–0 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, on 19 October 2013, but was forced off after 22 minutes having suffering a shoulder injury.[20] He made just one further appearance for Yeovil before making an early return to Wigan on 16 December 2013.[21]

On 23 January 2014, Fyvie joined Shrewsbury Town on a one-month loan deal.[22]

International career[edit]

Fyvie has played for Scotland at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 levels.[23] He made his first appearance for the under-21 team in October 2012.[24]

Style of play[edit]

Roberto Martínez, after signing Fyvie for Wigan Athletic, said "Technically he's very gifted, enjoys playing in the midfield where he can cover large areas, he's very powerful off the ball and in possession is someone who can read the tempo of the game very well".[14]

Awards[edit]

In February 2010, Fyvie was named as Clydesdale Bank Premier League Young Player of the Month for January.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 February 2014.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen
2009–10[26]
Scottish Premier League 25 1 1 0 0 0 26 1
2010–11[27]
Scottish Premier League 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2011–12[28]
Scottish Premier League 28 1 5 1 1 0 34 2
Total 58 2 6 1 2 0 66 3
Wigan Athletic
2012–13[29]
Premier League 1 0 4 0 3 0 8 0
2013–14[30]
Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 4 0 4 0 9 0
Yeovil Town (loan)
2013–14[30]
Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan)
2013–14[30]
League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career totals 65 2 10 1 6 0 81 3

Honours[edit]

Wigan Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". Premier League. 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "McGhee lauds teen debutant Fivey". BBC Sport. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Hearts 0–3 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fraser Fyvie Signs New Deal.". Aberdeen FC. 28 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dons star set to miss rest of season". Aberdeen Football Club. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Match Report". AFC Heritage Trust. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Aberdeen 4–0 Dunfermline". BBCSport. 30 September. 
  8. ^ "Aberdeen 2–2 St. Mirren". BBC Sport. 10 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Queen of the South 1–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 14 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Danny's Don but Fyvie rejects new deal". Press and Journal. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Aberdeen midfielder Fraser Fyvie wants move to English football". BBC Sport. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Aberdeen aware of Wigan interest in Fraser Fyvie". BBC Sport. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wigan complete the signing of midfielder Fraser Fyvie from Aberdeen". STV (STV Group). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "LATICS CATCH FRASE". www.wiganlatics.co.uk (Wigan Athletic FC). 16 July 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19632353
  16. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20053638
  17. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20863580
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20942524
  19. ^ "Fraser Fyvie: Wigan midfielder joins Yeovil Town on loan". BBC Sport. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Yeovil 0–0 Brighton". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  21. ^ "Championship - Fyvie returns to Wigan". Yahoo Eurosport UK (Yahoo News Network). 16 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Fraser Fyvie Signs On Loan". Shrewsbury Town FC. 23 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Player Profile: Fraser Fyvie". SFA. 14 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "Scotland Under-21s suffer loss to USA Under-20s in Spain". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  25. ^ "Clydesdale Bank Premier League Young Player of the Month". Aberdeen FC. 7 February 2010. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  30. ^ a b c "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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