Doug Fraser (Australian footballer)
Fraser in 1910
|Full name||Douglas Stewart Fraser|
|Date of birth||7 December 1886|
|Place of birth||Brunswick, Victoria|
|Date of death||24 February 1919(aged 32)|
|Place of death||Yarraville, Victoria|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A Yarraville Football Club premiership player in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), Fraser broke into a strong Carlton team in the 1910 VFL season and established a place in the side as a follower. He kicked three goals in a win over Geelong at Princes Park.
Fraser is best remembered for his involvement in the bribery scandal that hit the league during the 1910 finals series. Together with Doug Gillespie and his childhood friend Alex Lang, Fraser was withdrawn from the Semi Final against South Melbourne while Carlton and the league investigated allegations that they had accepted bribes to 'play dead'. Lang and Fraser were both found guilty and suspended for five years, a total of 99 league games.
- Atkinson, p. 25.
- Mackie, Craig (28 June 2010). "Doug Fraser and the Bribery Scandal of 1910".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Doug Fraser (Australian footballer).|
- Atkinson, G. (1982) Everything you ever wanted to know about Australian rules football but couldn't be bothered asking, The Five Mile Press: Melbourne. ISBN 0 86788 009 0.
- Doug Fraser's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
- Profile on Blueseum.org