Simon Francis

Born: February 16, 1985 (age 32)

Height: 6'4" (193cm)

Hometown: Nottingham, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Right-back
Team: Bournemouth (no. 2)
Simon Francis of AFC Bournemouth during the Barclays Premier League match between Bournemouth and Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
Career History
Senior2002-2004Bradford City
2004-2006Sheffield United
→ 2005Grimsby Town (loan)
→ 2005-2006Tranmere Rovers (loan)
2006-2010Southend United
2010-2012Charlton Athletic
→ 2011-2012Bournemouth (loan)
2012-Bournemouth
Sports Mole has 148 articles about Simon Francis. Articles 1 to 40:
Everton's Oumar Niasse introduces himself to the crowd on the pitch before the match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Ronald Koeman hails 'aggressive' Oumar Niasse
Everton manager Ronald Koeman praises the "aggression" of Oumar Niasse after he nets both goals in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth.
Sep 23, 17:42
Everton's Oumar Niasse introduces himself to the crowd on the pitch before the match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016
Result: Oumar Niasse brace helps Everton see off Bournemouth
Substitute Oumar Niasse helps Everton to claim their second Premier League win of the season with a 2-1 defeat of Bournemouth.
Sep 23, 17:08
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Swansea City on March 18, 2017
Team News: Three changes for Bournemouth ahead of derby with Brighton & Hove Albion
Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion make three changes and one change respectively ahead of Friday night's Premier League meeting at the Vitality Stadium.
Sep 15, 19:05
Alexis Sanchez hides his face in shame during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Team News: Alexis Sanchez drops to Arsenal bench
Alexis Sanchez is named among the substitutes as Arsenal welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates.
Sep 9, 14:02
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Bournemouth
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between under-fire Arsenal and pointless Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium.
Sep 7, 16:56
Simon Francis in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on April 15, 2017
Simon Francis: 'Bournemouth targeting top-eight finish'
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis says that his team have the credentials to break into the top eight in the Premier League next season.
Jul 11, 17:20
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani in action during his side's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on November 6, 2016
Team News: Islam Slimani in for Leicester City
Islam Slimani comes in for Shinji Okazaki as Leicester City welcome Bournemouth.
May 21, 14:13
Simon Francis in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on April 15, 2017
Simon Francis: 'Eddie Howe can lead Bournemouth to Europe'
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis believes that this side can become contenders for European football under current boss Eddie Howe.
May 21, 10:38
Sam Vokes for Burnley on January 5, 2015
Team News: Bournemouth, Burnley unchanged
Bournemouth and Burnley both name unchanged XIs for their clash at the Vitality Stadium.
May 13, 14:08
Lys Mousset in action for Bournemouth on July 23, 2016
Team News: Lys Mousset makes first Premier League start
Lys Mousset makes his first Premier League start as Bournemouth welcome Stoke City.
May 6, 14:02
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Team News: Nemanja Matic, Victor Moses back for Chelsea
Nemanja Matic and Victor Moses return for Chelsea's trip to Bournemouth.
Apr 8, 16:32
Jay Rodriguez grabs his side's second during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Team News: Jay Rodriguez in for Southampton
Jay Rodriguez comes in for the injured Manolo Gabbiadini as Southampton welcome Bournemouth.
Apr 1, 16:34
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth on February 25, 2017
Team News: Simon Francis returns for Bournemouth
Simon Francis returns for Bournemouth in one of two changes against West Ham United this afternoon.
Mar 11, 14:08
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Team News: Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw handed Manchester United starts
Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw are surprise inclusions in Manchester United's starting lineup for the visit of Bournemouth to Old Trafford.
Mar 4, 11:32
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on during his side's EFL Cup final with Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Preview: Manchester United vs. Bournemouth
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between newly-crowned EFL Cup champions Manchester United and struggling Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
Mar 2, 22:07
Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere in action during his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on December 31, 2016
Team News: Jack Wilshere starts for Bournemouth
Jack Wilshere passes a late fitness test to start Bournemouth's trip to West Bromwich Albion.
Feb 25, 14:05
Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere in action during his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on December 31, 2016
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe hopes Jack Wilshere injury "not serious"
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hopeful that Jack Wilshere's ankle injury is "not serious".
Feb 14, 11:00
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates his side's second goal against Bournemouth on February 13, 2017
Result: Manchester City into second place with win at Bournemouth
Manchester City move into second place in the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory away at Bournemouth.
Feb 13, 21:54
Sergio Aguero sits on the bench during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Team News: Sergio Aguero remains benched for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero remains among the Manchester City subs for this evening's Premier League clash with Bournemouth, as Pep Guardiola's only alteration comes in the backline.
Feb 13, 19:02
Gabriel Jesus in action for Manchester City on January 21, 2017
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Monday's Premier League clash between out-of-form Bournemouth and Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium.
Feb 10, 10:15
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Everton and Bournemouth on February 4, 2017
Result: Romelu Lukaku hits four as Everton beat Bournemouth in nine-goal thriller
Everton prevail in a nine-goal thriller with Bournemouth as Romelu Lukaku nets four times in a 6-3 victory at Goodison Park.
Feb 4, 16:59
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Burnley and Bournemouth on December 11, 2016
Team News: Three changes for Bournemouth as they host Crystal Palace
Eddie Howe makes three changes to his Bournemouth starting XI as they prepare to host Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the Vitality Stadium.
Jan 31, 18:52
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on December 3, 2017
Team News: Oumar Niasse, Evandro on Hull City bench
New Hull City signings Oumar Niasse and Evandro are given places on the bench for the visit of Bournemouth.
Jan 14, 14:10
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on December 3, 2017
Eddie Howe: 'Defensive resources stretched at Bournemouth'
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe concedes that he may have to reconsider his defensive options after being hit by a number of setbacks in recent weeks.
Jan 10, 10:48
Referee Michael Oliver shows a red card to Bournemouth defender Simon Francis during his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on January 3, 2017
Simon Francis handed three-game ban after losing red card appeal
The Football Association upholds the decision to dismiss Simon Francis in the draw with Arsenal, ruling the Bournemouth skipper out of his side's next three games.
Jan 5, 17:12
Bournemouth defender Simon Francis applauds following his side's 6-1 victory over Hull City at the Vitality Stadium on October 15, 2016
Bournemouth appeal Simon Francis red card following sending-off against Arsenal
Bournemouth reportedly appeal the red card given to Simon Francis following his sending-off against Arsenal.
Jan 4, 11:02
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Eddie Howe: 'Simon Francis sending-off was harsh'
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says that Simon Francis's red card in Tuesday's 3-3 Premier League draw with Arsenal was "harsh".
Jan 3, 22:35
Olivier Giroud celebrates during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Result: Arsenal come from three down to rescue dramatic point at Bournemouth
Arsenal stage a thrilling comeback in the final 20 minutes to rescue a 3-3 draw from three goals down against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Jan 3, 21:45
Adam Smith and Alexis Sanchez in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Arsenal on February 7, 2016
Live Commentary: Bournemouth 3-3 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive the thrilling 3-3 draw between Bournemouth and Arsenal as the Gunners come from three goals down in the final 20 minutes to rescue a dramatic point.
Jan 3, 18:45
Pedro of Chelsea in action during his side's Premier League clash with Southampton at St Mary's on October 30, 2016
Result: Chelsea cruise to 12th consecutive Premier League win by downing Bournemouth
Chelsea establish a nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 26, 17:01
Marc Pugh challenges Nemanja Matic during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on April 23, 2016
Live Commentary: Chelsea 3-0 Bournemouth - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of Chelsea's 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day.
Dec 26, 15:34
Marc Pugh celebrates opening the scoring for Bournemouth on April 27, 2015
Result: Bournemouth hold on to see off Leicester City
A first-half effort from Marc Pugh proves enough for Bournemouth to record a 1-0 win over Leicester City in the Premier League.
Dec 13, 21:38
Jeff Hendrick of Burnley looks for the ball during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on September 17, 2016
Result: Burnley hold on to beat Bournemouth
Burnley end their three-match losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth at Turf Moor, taking them five points clear of the relegation zone.
Dec 10, 17:03
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 24, 2015
Result: Alexis Sanchez double helps Arsenal beat Bournemouth
Arsenal close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to three points with a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.
Nov 27, 16:09
Mark Hughes reacts during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Result: Nathan Ake header ends Stoke City's unbeaten run
Nathan Ake marks his first Premier League start for Bournemouth with the only goal of the game against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
Nov 19, 17:17
Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela complains during his side's Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on October 22, 2016
Result: Tottenham Hotspur miss chance to move top after Bournemouth stalemate
Tottenham Hotspur miss the chance to move top of the Premier League table as they are held to a goalless draw by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Oct 22, 14:22
Simon Francis of AFC Bournemouth during the Barclays Premier League match between Bournemouth and Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
Simon Francis: 'Bournemouth will learn from Manchester United defeat'
Bournemouth skipper Simon Francis is keen to focus on the positives following his side's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Dean Court.
Aug 15, 14:20
Eddie Howe ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Bournemouth on April 9, 2016
Eddie Howe: 'Error in conceding first goal changed game against Man United'
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says that conceding the error-assisted first goal from Manchester United changed the game in their 3-1 defeat.
Aug 15, 10:10
Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on September 26, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Result: Zlatan Ibrahimovic helps Jose Mourinho get off to winning start
Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all on target for Manchester United as they beat Bournemouth 3-1 in their opening league fixture of the 2016-17 season.
Aug 14, 15:22
Eden Hazard celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on April 23, 2016
Result: Eden Hazard scores twice as Chelsea get back to winning ways at Bournemouth
Pedro, Eden Hazard and Willian score the goals as Chelsea get back to winning ways at Bournemouth.
Apr 23, 16:53



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City65102121916
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd65101721516
3Chelsea6411125713
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs6321105511
5Liverpool63211211111
6Watford6321910-111
7Huddersfield TownHuddersfield62315329
8Burnley62316519
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle63036519
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Southampton622245-18
12Arsenal521278-17
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton621357-27
14Everton6213411-77
15Swansea CitySwansea612337-45
16Stoke CityStoke6123510-55
17Leicester CityLeicester6114912-34
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114613-74
19Bournemouth6105411-73
20Crystal Palace6006013-130
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