Sean Fraser (soccer)
|Full name||Sean Fraser|
|Date of birth||September 21, 1980|
|Place of birth||Edmonton, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||attacking midfielder|
|1994–1996||Holy Trinity High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Before beginning his pro career Fraser was a standout striker for the University of Memphis where he led Conference USA in goals (18) and points (42) in earning All-Conference honours in 2001. He began his professional career in the USL A-League with Calgary Storm in 2003. His signing was announced on April 21, 2003 in a press report. Where he recorded 1 goal in 28 matches, but unfortunately Calgary failed to reach the postseason by finishing fourth in their division.
The following season he signed with his hometown club the Edmonton Aviators, a expansion franchise for the 2004 season. He made his debut for the club on May 1, 2004 in a 0-0 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps (1986–2010). With Edmonton, Fraser recorded four goals and two assists for a team which struggled on the field by finishing last in the standings and financial which forced the team to fold after only one season; releasing all their players from their contracts.
On May 10, 2005 it was announced that Fraser signed a contract with the Toronto Lynx. He made his debut for the club on April 23, 2005 in a match against the Portland Timbers (2001–10), which resulted in a 3-0 defeat. He recorded his first goal for the club on May 31, 2005 in a match against the Rochester Rhinos in a 5-3 defeat. He concluded the season with Toronto with 3 goals and 3 assists. The team finished with a league worst 3 wins, 17 losses, and 8 ties and was the worst performance in league history and finished last in the standings.
In 2006, he and Lynx team mate Rumbani Munthali both signed for Nanchang Bayi in the Jia League to a two-year contract. In December 2008 joined to Edmonton and signed a contract by Edmonton Drillers (CMISL) in the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League.
Fraser represented Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF U-19 Qualification Tournament (Canada did not qualify for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship) and helped Canada reach the quarter-final stage of the IV Jeux de la Francophonie Canada 2001 in Ottawa/Hull. He scored his first goal for Canada against France in the quarter-final game.
Fraser was recently inducted into the University of Memphis Hall of Fame in September 2009.
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