HALL OF FAME

 

The Hall of Fame is a celebration of historic Hibernian careers and achievements.

Position Forward

Edinburgh born John Fraser joined Hibernian from juvenile side Edinburgh Thistle in 1954. Deputising for the injured Gordon Smith, he made his first team debut that same year at outside right in Hibernian's emphatic 5-1 win against East Fife at Methil.

 

John Fraser. Inducted in 2012.

 

A versatile player who could play on either wing or at centre forward, he soon secured a regular place in the league side. During his time at Easter Road, John took part in many notable games including the 1958 Scottish Cup Final defeat by Clyde, the Summer Cup Final success against Aberdeen and the famous victories over both Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Made captain of the side by manager Jock Stein in 1964, he eventually reverted to right back in the great Hibernian side of the mid 60s, before leaving after having given the club more than 10 years of sterling service to become player-manager at Stenhousemuir.

His value as a coach was soon recognised and as such, he returned to Easter Road a short while later, first to coach the youngsters in the evenings and then a first team coach under Eddie Turnbull. With 25 years service at Easter Road both as a player and coach, few have given more to the Hibernian cause.