Doug Fraser (Australian footballer)

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Doug Fraser
Doug Fraser 1910.jpg
Fraser in 1910
Personal information
Full name Douglas Stewart Fraser
Date of birth 7 December 1886
Place of birth Brunswick, Victoria
Date of death 24 February 1919(1919-02-24) (aged 32)
Place of death Yarraville, Victoria
Original team(s) Yarraville
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910 Carlton 11 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Douglas Stewart Fraser (7 December 1886 – 24 February 1919) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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 Together with Doug Gillespie and his childhood friend Alex Lang, Fraser was withdrawn from the Semi Final against South Melbourne while Carlton and the league investigated allegations that they had accepted bribes to 'play dead'.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.[1]

He died in 1919 from influenza, having never played senior football again.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkinson, p. 25.
  2. ^ Mackie, Craig (28 June 2010). "Doug Fraser and the Bribery Scandal of 1910".

Sources[edit]

  • 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