Cammie Fraser

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This article is about the 1950s–1960s full back. For the 1970s–1980s midfielder, see Cammy Fraser.
Cammie Fraser
Personal information
Full name John Cameron Fraser
Date of birth (1941-05-24) 24 May 1941 (age 74)
Place of birth Blackford, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Gairdoch United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1962 Dunfermline Athletic 80 (0)
1962–1965 Aston Villa 33 (1)
1965–1966 Birmingham City 39 (0)
1967–1968 Falkirk 0 (0)
National team
1961–1962 Scotland under-23[1] 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

John Cameron Fraser (born 24 May 1941) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a full back.[2] He played 80 games for Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Football League and a further 72 for Aston Villa and Birmingham City in the English Football League.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Fraser, born in Blackford, Perth and Kinross, began his football career as a youngster with Gairdoch United before joining Dunfermline Athletic in 1958 at the age of 17.[2] Under Jock Stein's management at Dunfermline, he was a Scottish Cup-winner in 1961, defeating Celtic 2–0 in the replay after the original tie had finished goalless.[4][5] Fraser, then 19, was the youngest player in the squad.[6] This victory meant that Dunfermline qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup. Fraser played in the club's run to the quarter-final, in which they lost to Újpesti Dózsa 5–3 on aggregate, though he missed the first leg of the quarter-final due to influenza apparently brought on by a vaccination.[7][8] He was twice capped for Scotland at under-23 level during his time with Dunfermline.[2][9]

In October 1962, Fraser joined First Division club Aston Villa for a fee of £24,000,[10] which paid for Dunfermline's new main stand.[6] He played 40 games for Aston Villa in all competitions, and was on the losing side in the 1963 Football League Cup Final against Birmingham City. Following a contractual dispute with the club he quit, joining his wife's hairdressing business in London, before returning to football in February 1965 with Birmingham City, who paid Villa a £9,000 fee for his services.[2][10]

Fraser made a few appearances in attack for Birmingham, relegated to the Second Division at the end of the 1964–65 season, and played regularly at right-back the following season.[11] He then returned to Scotland to join Falkirk, though never played for the first team.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Fraser was reported as spending much of his time in Australia and the Far East.[12] His father William played professional football for Aldershot and Northampton Town.[2]


with Dunfermline Athletic

with Aston Villa


  1. ^ "Cammie Fraser". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 88. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ a b "Cammie Fraser". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Scottish Cup Final". Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Scottish Cup Replay". Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Pattullo, Alan (26 May 2001). "East End boys set Stein on his way". The Scotsman. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Season 1961/1962 – European Cup Winners Cup". Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "European Cup Winners Cup – quarter-final First Leg". Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "New Under-23 Caps". The Times. 29 November 1961. p. 3. 
  10. ^ a b "Fraser, John Cameron (Cammie)". Aston Villa Player Database. Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  11. ^ Matthews, p. 200–01.
  12. ^ Harris, Simon (5 April 2007). "Cup heroics forged a lifetime of friendship". Dunfermline Press. Retrieved 11 March 2009.