Huddersfield born striker Campbell joined Hull City on loan in October 2007 and contributed massively to Hull City’s transformational first promotion to the Premier League the following May. At times simply unplayable, Campbell’s honest attitude and prodigious workrate saw him bag fifteen goals and combined superbly well with veteran frontman Dean Windass, most notably when teeing up the play-off final winning goal for Windass at Wembley.
A product of the Manchester United youth system, Campbell had already inhabited the fringes of the Old Trafford first team and completed a successful loan at Royal Antwerp before his move to the Tigers. It was hoped by many that Fraizer would sign for City when they were elevated to the Premier League but that was not to be for a variety of reasons, perhaps contractual and perhaps to do with excessive ambition. He instead spent the next season at Tottenham Hotspur where he failed to make the same impression made at the KC Stadium. In the Summer of 2009 he was again linked with a move back to Hull City but he instead chose East Coast rivals Sunderland, which angered some City fans (anger he later compounded with some fruity celebrations when he potted inevitable goals against his former club). Fraizer’s time at Sunderland was studded by lengthy injuries and in four years he never had a proper extended run in the first team. In 2013 he joined Cardiff City where he again found form as a first team regular and goalscorer. A year later he signed for Crystal Palace where he spent three seasons again punctuated by injury, and where his last act was to head home the fourth goal in a 4-0 pasting of Marco Silva’s Tigers that consigned them back to the Championship.
It was therefore most generous of Fraizer to return to the Tigers that summer on a two year deal, having been released by Palace a few weeks earlier. For your website creator at least, it was a joy to see the mature and talented Campbell back in black and amber with the hope of rekindling his youthful successes for the Tigers. He spent much of his first season as support striker, his all action style of play combined with the injuries accumulated over the last ten years meant that Fraizer was rarely fit enough for the rigours of playing every game in an intense ‘two games a week’ Championship season. With a full pre-season under his belt Fraizer started 2018/19 season at the pinnacle of City’s attacking formation and returned to regular goalscoring form in a side that struggled initially but then thrived thanks to the enterprise and goals of Fraizer and his forward partners Grosicki and Bowen. After what was probably his best spell in black and amber, it was disappointing but inevitable that City, now cutting their cloth accordingly with the loss of Premier League parachute payments, were unable to offer Fraizer a new contract and he left the club in June 2019.
After biding his time for two months Fraizer returned to his home town, signing a two year deal for Huddersfield Town in August 2019.
Campbell had numerous caps at all youth levels between under-16 and under-21, turning out for the under-21s during his first spell at City. Fraizer won a solitary and somewhat surprising senior cap against Netherlands in February 2012.
Date/Place of Birth: 13 September 1987, Huddersfield
Hull City First Game: 20 October 2007, Watford A (Championship), 20 years, 37 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 May 2019, Bristol City H (Championship), 31 years, 234 days old
Manchester United (2005-2009), Royal Antwerp (2006-2007, loan), Hull City (2007-2008, loan), Tottenham Hotspur (2008-2009, loan), Sunderland (2009-2013), Cardiff City (2013-2014), Crystal Palace (2014-2017), Hull City (2017-2019), Huddersfield Town (2019-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 114 apps, 33 goalsFraizer Campbell
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