Marcus Fraser (footballer)

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Marcus Fraser
Personal information
Full name Marcus Fraser
Date of birth (1994-06-23) 23 June 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth East Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Ross County
Number 2
Youth career
Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Celtic 1 (0)
2014–2015 Cowdenbeath (loan) 11 (0)
2015– Ross County 63 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Scotland U16 6 (0)
2010–2011 Scotland U17 16 (1)
2011–2013 Scotland U19 9 (0)
2012– Scotland U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:40, 1 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:33, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Marcus Fraser (born 23 June 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ross County.

Career[edit]

Celtic[edit]

Fraser joined Celtic when he was eight years old, progressing through the youth ranks signing a three-year professional contract in the summer of 2010.[1] Whilst a member of Celtic's under-19 squad,[2] he was called up to the first team for a friendly match against Athletic Bilbao on 26 March 2011.[3] He made his debut the following season, on 3 November 2011, in a 3–1 win against Rennes in the Europa League. He came on as a substitute at half time and played in the centre of defence.[4] Fraser made his first start for Celtic in a Scottish Premier League match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 9 February 2013.

On 12 September 2014, Fraser joined Scottish Championship club Cowdenbeath on loan.[5]

Ross County[edit]

Fraser was released by Celtic in January 2015.[6] He then signed for Ross County.[6] He made his debut for the Highland side on 24 January 2015, in a 1–0 defeat at home to Celtic.[7] On 17 March 2015, Fraser signed a new contract to keep him at Ross County until 2017.[8] A year later he signed a further two year extension, keeping him contracted to Ross County until Summer 2019.[9]

International[edit]

Fraser has represented Scotland at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 February 2017[11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2014–15 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Ross County 2014–15 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
2015–16 29 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 37 0
2016–17 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Total 63 1 5 0 4 0 0 0 72 1
Career total 75 1 7 0 4 0 1 0 87 1

Honours[edit]

Ross County

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcus is a rising star for Celtic in Spain...". Kirkintilloch Herald. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "U19s :: The Players". Celtic F.C. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Athletico Bilbao 0 v 0 Celtic". Celtic F.C. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Celtic 3–1 Rennes". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Henderson, Mark (12 September 2014). "MARCUS FRASER JOINS COWDENBEATH ON LOAN". Celtic F.C. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Dowden, Martin (22 January 2015). "Ross County sign defender Marcus Fraser". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ross County 0-1 Celtic: Hoops move three clear at top of Premiership". STV Sport. STV. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ross County: Marcus Fraser wins contract extension". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Signing News Marcus Fraser agrees 2 year contract extension". Ross County FC Website. Ross County FC. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Marcus Fraser Scotland Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Marcus Fraser profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  12. ^ Wilson, Richard (13 March 2016). "Scottish League Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Ross County 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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