29 April 2010

Alan Fraser

Name: Alan Fraser
Born: 25 October 1952, Lurgan
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.02 st
Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1970), Youth, 4 Schoolboy Caps (1968); Irish League: 1 Cap (1974).
Club Honours: (with linfield) Irish League Champion 1974/75, 1977/78, 1978/79; Irish Cup Winner 1977/78, 1979/80, Runner-Up 1972/73, 1974/75, 1975/76; Gold Cup Winner 1979/80; Ulster Cup Winner 1974/75, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1979/80; City Cup Winner 1973/74; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1972/73; (with Carrick) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1983/84.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Europe
Other
Linfield
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1970
Amateur
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10(0)/0
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Glenavon
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1981
-
-
-
-
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Carrick.Rangers
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c/s-83
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-
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TOTALS
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£-
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10(0)/0
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Biography:
An over-lapping full-back, Alan Fraser was selected for Northern Ireland Amateurs as a seventeen year-old in 1970. A product of Hillsborough Scouts, he had previously won youth and schoolboy caps. He turned professional with Linfield in December 1970 and, despite some interest from cross-channel clubs, he remained as the Blues regular right-back for a decade during which time he won a host of honours and played well over 300 matches. He then joined Glenavon and in 1983 moved to Carrick Rangers.

Fraser became a much respected manager, initially starting out as player-coach with Carrick before coaching Ballymena, acting as reserve team manager at Glenavon and firstteam coach at Linfield. He was appointed Glenavon manager in October 1991, leading them to that season's Irish Cup. There then followed spells in charge of Ballymena (1995-1999), Loughgall (1999) and Bangor (1999-2000). He returned to the Glenavon coaching staff until sacked along with Stephen McBride in January 2009. The pair later re-emerged as a management duo at Rathfriland Rangers from December 2012 to May 2013.

Interview (part 1) (part 2)

Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
02-10-1970 England A L 1-4

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Irish League Representative Honours:
18-03-1974 League of Ireland A L 2-3

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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