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 158 articles about Simon Francis. Articles 1 to 40:
David Wagner watches on during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United on August 20, 2017
David Wagner: 'Two wrong decisions cost Huddersfield Town'
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner says that two wrong decisions in the first half of his side's defeat to Bournemouth cost his team the game.
Nov 19, 09:16
Callum Wilson celebrates the second during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town on November 18, 2017
Eddie Howe hails Callum Wilson character following injury woes
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says that "he is so pleased" after Callum Wilson returned to goalscoring form in the top flight with three goals against Huddersfield Town.
Nov 18, 21:21
Callum Wilson celebrates the second during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town on November 18, 2017
Result: Callum Wilson nets hat-trick in Huddersfield Town rout
Callum Wilson scores three times for 10-man Bournemouth as they ease to a convincing 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the Vitality Stadium.
Nov 18, 17:06
Simon Francis in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on April 15, 2017
Simon Francis wants "maximum performances" from Bournemouth in November
Bournemouth must aim for maximum Premier League points in November to turn their fortunes after a disappointing start to the season, according to captain Simon Francis.
Oct 31, 20:47
Eden Hazard scores during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on October 28, 2017
Result: Eden Hazard fires Chelsea past Bournemouth
Eden Hazard scores the only goal of the game as Chelsea climb back into the top four courtesy of a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Oct 28, 19:22
Gary Cahill in action during the Champions League game between Chelsea and Qarabag on September 12, 2017
Team News: Gary Cahill on Chelsea bench
Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill starts on the bench for the trip to Bournemouth.
Oct 28, 16:32
Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Result: Tottenham Hotspur finally win at Wembley by beating Bournemouth
Christian Eriksen scores the only goal of the game to earn Tottenham their first Premier League victory at Wembley with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.
Oct 14, 16:58
Harry Kane celebrates scoring the second with teammates during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur on September 23, 2017
Live Commentary: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Bournemouth - as it happened
Relive how Tottenham secured their maiden Premier League win at Wembley by edging past Bournemouth, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Oct 14, 14:00
Jamie Vardy reacts to missing a shot during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Chelsea on September 9, 2017
Team News: Jamie Vardy starts for Leicester City
Jamie Vardy is passed fit to start for Leicester City's trip to Bournemouth.
Sep 30, 14:05
Everton defender Michael Keane in action during his side's Europa League qualifier with Hajduk Split
Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka ruled out of Europa League
Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirms that Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka will miss Thursday's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol.
Sep 27, 16:25
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



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1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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