THE PLAYERS

 

Players to wear the green and white of the Hibees.

Here is a growing collection of players and internationalists to feature for Hibernian throughout the years.

Position Outside Right

Fraser signed for the Hibees from juvenile side Edinburgh Thistle in 1954, initially a part-time player while he completed his national service. He had the task of covering for and eventually replacing Gordon Smith, who Fraser idolised.

 

John Fraser Profile

 

Fraser made his first team debut that same year at outside right in Hibernian's emphatic 5-1 win against East Fife at Methil and 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.

After spending a few years as a player-coach in Hibernian's reserve team, Fraser briefly played for Stenhousemuir, before returning back to the Leith side as a coach. Bob Shankly brought him back initially, and Willie MacFarlane then offered Fraser a full-time coaching position.

Fraser then continued in his coaching position under Eddie Turnbull, as Hibs enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history in the early 1970s.

 


 

Full name John Fraser
Date of birth 2nd March 1936
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5ft 9in

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