|Full name||Walter Robert Fairgrieve|
|Date of birth||30 August 1874|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Date of death||2 June 1915(aged 40)|
|Place of death||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1900||Heart of Midlothian||2||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Fairgrieve was born in Edinburgh and started his football career with Dalry Primrose and Glasgow Perthshire, during which time he earned Scottish junior international honours and represented Glasgow in a game against Lanarkshire.
After a spell with Liverpool and a month's trial period at Everton, he joined Southern League champions Southampton in May 1898 on a professional contract. With a reputation for heavy drinking and general misconduct, he failed to secure a regular first-team place and spent most of his time at The Dell in the reserves, with his only first team outing coming when he took the place of Tom Smith for the second match of the 1898–99 season, a 2–0 defeat by New Brompton.
Fairgrieve enlisted as a private in the 15th Battalion, Royal Scots of the British Army early in the First World War but did not see any active service. He died in Edinburgh on 2 June 1915 following an attack of angina. He was buried in North Merchiston Cemetery in the city.
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