Stewart Fraser - Player Profile


Full Name:Stewart Fraser
Born:September 25th, 1936 (Aberdeen)
Height:5' 5
Position:Half Back
Signed:October 5th, 1957
First Manager:Tommy Gray
Career Stats: 246 appearances, 15 goals
Full Debut: September 18th, 1957 - Dundee United 5 - 5 Arbroath (League - Division Two)
First Goal: March 22nd, 1958 - Dundee United 3 - 0 Hamilton Academical (League - Division Two)
Also Played For:Brora Rangers

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1966-67  Division One 5 (1) 1 0.17 - - 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
 1965-66  Division One 10 0 - - - 60.0% 0.0% 40.0%
 1964-65  Division One 19 3 0.16 - - 21.1% 21.1% 57.9%
 1963-64  Division One 45 3 0.07 - - 40.0% 24.4% 35.6%
 1962-63  Division One 46 3 0.07 - - 43.5% 30.4% 26.1%
 1961-62  Division One 40 1 0.03 - - 32.5% 20.0% 47.5%
 1960-61  Division One 36 2 0.06 - - 38.9% 13.9% 47.2%
 1959-60  Division Two 10 0 - - - 60.0% 10.0% 30.0%
 1958-59  Division Two 5 0 - - - 40.0% 20.0% 40.0%
 1957-58  Division Two 29 2 0.07 - - 34.5% 31.0% 34.5%
245 (1) 15 0.06

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Oct 29th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 2 - 4
 Sep 3rd, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 4
 Aug 31st, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 3
 Aug 27th, 1966 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1
 Aug 20th, 1966 League Cup  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 4
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Aug 31st, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 3
 Nov 14th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 2 - 0
 Oct 10th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 4 - 1
 May 16th, 1964 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0
 May 13th, 1964 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 3

Starting his footballing career with Banks O'Dee, where he lifted the Scottish Junior Cup in 1957, Stewart was spotted by United manager Tommy Gray whilst playing for an Aberdeenshire Junior Select side. After making his debut as a trialist against Arbroath in September 1957, he signed on at Tannadice part-time whilst completing his apprenticeship as a plumber. After his first season at Tannadice he was called up for National Service, originally posted in Inverness, then in Dover, before heading to Edinburgh whilst with the Cameron Highlanders.

In the run in to the end of season 1959-60 however, he was back in the line up and was a vital part of the team that gained promotion to Division One. Now a full-time player at Tannadice, Stewart was rarely omitted from the side over the next four years as United cemented their place in the top league. He became the second United player to gain international recognition, playing for the Scottish League, making his first appearance against the English League and scoring a hat-trick against the League of Ireland in November 1962. He was part of the United side that reached the Club's first ever Scottish Cup semi-final appearance, at Hampden Park April 1963. He returned to Hampden for the Club's first ever League Cup semi-final just over a year later.

He attracted interest from Newcastle United but two offers were turned down. In season 1964-65, a broken leg kept Stewart sidelined for the second half of the season and after that, he was unable to regain a regular place in the side. He stayed with United for another two years, playing mainly in the reserves with just a few first team outings before he was released in May 1967. He became player/coach at Brora Rangers and then spent a year in the USA with Philadelphia Flyers.

Stewart was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in January 2010.

 Goals Scored
Mar 22nd, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 0 (-)
May 3rd, 1958 League  (H)  vs. Berwick 7 - 0 (-)
Aug 17th, 1960 League Cup  (H)  vs. Brechin City 2 - 1 (89')
Jan 14th, 1961 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 0 (89')
Sep 16th, 1961 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 0 (20')
Oct 13th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 1 (41')
Nov 17th, 1962 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 3 - 1 (9')
Mar 2nd, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 7 - 2 (72')
Feb 1st, 1964 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 1 - 3 (27')
May 13th, 1964 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 3 (-)
May 16th, 1964 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0 (76')
Oct 10th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 4 - 1 (83')
Nov 14th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 0 (58')
Nov 14th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 0 (7')
Aug 31st, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 3 (32')

 Hat-Tricks

90 Minutes
Apr 1963