Grant Campbell confirms retirement from football

Grant Campbell has decided to hang up his boots after a glittering 13 year career in the Highland League. A former Aberdeen and Ross County youth player, Grant went on to give excellent service to hometown club Wick Academy, Huntly, Cove Rangers and the Broch.

During his career he won the North of Scotland Cup with Wick, 3 Highland League winners medals, 2 Highland League Cups and both the Aberdeenshire Cup and Shield with Cove before finishing off with 2 Aberdeenshire Cups, 1 Shield and that famous Highland League title with Fraserburgh last season.

Grant battled back from a serious ACL injury which cost him two years but apart from that he barely missed a match for any of his clubs which is quite remarkable given the position he operated in and the wholehearted nature of his play. His three years with the club saw him make 67 appearances scoring 9 times including one in the 5-0 victory of Forres Mechanics when we clinched the title. Unfortunately an injury which he suffered last season and was carrying has turned out to be more serious than first thought and he has quite rightly decided the time is right to finish his career on such a high.

Grant would like to put on record his thanks to everyone connected with the club and said the following “My time at Fraserburgh was special. A group of extremely hard working and honest players with more than enough ability and determination to win the league, but perhaps needed to grow in belief that they were good enough to do it. Being part of that growth was brilliant. The way the whole club pulls together from Finlay to the fans and everyone in between makes it a fantastic place to play football. There are many games that will live long in the memory – the comebacks against Brora at home and Brechin away, along with the clincher against Forres at home are days I will always look back on with pride and happiness”.

Everyone connected with Fraserburgh FC wishes Grant, Elaine and the family all the best for the future, you are welcome back at Bellslea Park any time.