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Fraser Anderson Fyvie (born 27 March 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cove Rangers. He has previously played for Aberdeen, Wigan Athletic, Hibernian and Dundee United, and has represented Scotland at under-15, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.

Fraser Fyvie
Fyvie, Cummings and Stokes.jpg
Fyvie (left) playing for Hibernian in 2016.
Personal information
Full name Fraser Anderson Fyvie[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cove Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Aberdeen 58 (2)
2012–2015 Wigan Athletic 1 (0)
2013Yeovil Town (loan) 2 (0)
2014Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2017 Hibernian 54 (2)
2017–2019 Dundee United 32 (4)
2019– Cove Rangers 0 (0)
National team
2008 Scotland U15 2 (0)
2008 Scotland U16 5 (2)
2008–2009 Scotland U17 14 (3)
2010–2011 Scotland U19 4 (0)
2012–2013 Scotland U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:18, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Fraser Fyvie was born in Aberdeen on 27 March 1993, and was educated at Hazlehead Academy in the city.[2]

Club careerEdit

AberdeenEdit

Fyvie became the youngest ever player to play for Aberdeen, when he made his debut against Hamilton Academical at the age of 16, and won the Man of the Match award for the game.[3] Fyvie scored his first senior goal for Aberdeen on 27 January 2010, against Hearts at Tynecastle.[4] This goal made him the youngest ever goalscorer in a Scottish Premier League match, breaking the record previously held by Dundee United player David Goodwillie.[4] The next day Fyvie signed a new three-year deal with Aberdeen.[5]

In August 2010, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2010–11 season with a cruciate ligament injury sustained in a League Cup tie against Alloa Athletic.[6] He returned to the first team in a 2–0 defeat against St Johnstone in May 2011.[7]

Having recovered fully from his injury sustained in the previous season, Fyvie began to establish himself in the Aberdeen team, regularly featuring in the starting eleven. He scored his first league goal of the 2011–12 season against Dunfermline Athletic in an SPL trial game of Friday night football.[8] He also received the first red card of his career for foul and abusive language towards a linesman, in a 2–2 draw against St Mirren.[9] Fyvie scored his second goal of the season in a Scottish Cup fifth round replay victory, away to Queen of the South.[10]

The midfielder refused a contract extension towards the end of the 2011–2012 season, wanting to pursue his career down in England.[11][12] With his contract due to expire midway through the 2012–13 season, manager Craig Brown was keen to sell Fyvie, with Premier League clubs Fulham and Wigan Athletic interested.[13]

Wigan AthleticEdit

Fyvie signed for Wigan Athletic in July 2012, with the Latics paying Aberdeen an undisclosed transfer fee believed to be around £500,000. Wigan manager Roberto Martínez praised him for the impact he had already made during his career at Aberdeen.[14] The midfielder agreed a three-year contract with Wigan.[15] On 28 August 2012, he made his debut as a substitute in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest which Wigan won 4–1. Fyvie was also brought on in the following League Cup match at West Ham on 25 September which again ended 4–1 in Wigan's favour.[16] On 30 October, he made his full debut in Wigan's starting line-up, again in the League Cup, in a surprise defeat to Bradford following a penalty shoot-out.[17] In November and December 2012, Fyvie was part of Wigan's Premier League match day squad seven times but did not feature. In January 2013, Fyvie started in Wigan's third round FA Cup matches against Bournemouth.[18][19] He was an unused substitute as Wigan won the 2013 FA Cup Final.

On 17 October 2013, Fyvie joined fellow Championship side Yeovil Town on loan, originally scheduled to end on 1 January 2014.[20] Fyvie made his debut for Yeovil in their 0–0 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, on 19 October 2013, but was forced off after 22 minutes having suffering a shoulder injury.[21] He made just one further appearance for Yeovil before making an early return to Wigan on 16 December 2013.[22]

On 23 January 2014, Fyvie joined Shrewsbury Town on a one-month loan deal.[23] He was released from his contract with Wigan on 2 February 2015.[24]

HibernianEdit

After being released by Wigan, Fyvie signed a short-term contract with Hibernian (Hibs).[24] He made 17 appearances for Hibs during the remainder of the 2014–15 season.[25] At the end of the season, Fyvie signed a two-year contract with Hibs.[25] Fyvie was suspended for two matches by the Scottish FA for simulation during a match against Rangers in December 2015.[26] The SFA found that Fyvie had feigned an injury to his face by Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday, who had aimed a kick and then barged Fyvie with his shoulder, which resulted in Halliday being sent off.[26] Fyvie helped Hibernian win the 2015–16 Scottish Cup, in which they defeated Rangers 3–2 in the cup final.[27]

Fyvie helped Hibs to win promotion by winning the 2016–17 Scottish Championship.[28] He was one of several players to be offered a new contract at the end of the season, but the offer was withdrawn after he took too long to respond.[29]

Dundee UnitedEdit

Fyvie signed a one-year contract with Scottish Championship club Dundee United on 4 August 2017.[30] He suffered a cruciate ligament injury in December 2017, which was expected to prevent him from playing for the rest of the 2017/18 season.[31] Despite not playing again following his injury, it was announced on 17 May 2018 that he had signed a new two-year contract to stay at the club. United manager Csaba Laszlo indicated that he considered Fyvie to be "an important player" for the club and described his signing a new contract as "excellent news as we build our squad ahead of the 2018/19 season."[32] Fyvie was released by United on 6 May 2019.[33]

Cove RangersEdit

Fyvie signed a short-term contract with Cove Rangers in August 2019.[34]

International careerEdit

Fyvie has played for Scotland at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.[35] He made his first appearance for the under-21 team in October 2012.[36]

Style of playEdit

Roberto Martínez, after signing Fyvie for Wigan Athletic, said "Technically he's very gifted, enjoys playing in the midfield where he can cover large areas, he's very powerful off the ball and in possession is someone who can read the tempo of the game very well".[15]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 27 October 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 2009–10[37] Scottish Premier League 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
2010–11[38] 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12[39] 28 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 34 2
Total 58 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 66 3
Wigan Athletic 2012–13[40] Premier League 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 8 0
2013–14[41] Championship 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15[42] 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 11 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2013–14[41] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013–14[41] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Hibernian 2014–15[42] Scottish Championship 12 2 3 0 0 0 2[a] 0 17 2
2015–16[43] 21 0 2 0 4 0 5[b] 0 32 0
2016–17[44] 21 0 5 0 0 0 2[c] 0 28 0
Total 54 2 10 0 4 0 9 0 77 2
Dundee United 2017–18[45] Scottish Championship 15 2 0 0 1 0 1[c] 1 17 3
2018–19[46] 17 2 1 0 0 0 1[c] 0 19 2
Total 32 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 36 5
Career totals 151 8 22 1 12 0 11 1 156 10
  1. ^ Appearances in the Premiership play-offs
  2. ^ One appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup and four in the Premiership play-offs
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

HonoursEdit

Wigan Athletic

Hibernian

Individual

  • Scottish Premier League Young Player of the Month: January 2010[47]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "McGhee lauds teen debutant Fyvie". BBC Sport. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Hearts 0–3 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 27 January 2010.
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  6. ^ "Dons star set to miss rest of season". Aberdeen Football Club. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
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  8. ^ "Aberdeen 4–0 Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Aberdeen 2–2 St Mirren". BBC Sport. 10 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Queen of the South 1–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 14 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Danny's Don but Fyvie rejects new deal". Press and Journal. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
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  15. ^ a b "LATICS CATCH FRASE". www.wiganlatics.co.uk. Wigan Athletic FC. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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  24. ^ a b "Hibernian sign Fraser Fyvie until end of the season". BBC Sport. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  25. ^ a b "Hibernian: Fraser Fyvie signs two-year deal at Easter Road". BBC Sport. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  26. ^ a b "Fraser Fyvie: Hibernian midfielder banned for simulation v Rangers". BBC Sport. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
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  38. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
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  45. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  46. ^ "Games played by Fraser Fyvie in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
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