Simon Francis

Born: February 16, 1985 (age 33)

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.
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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 175 articles about Simon Francis. Articles 1 to 40:
Simon Francis and Gylfi Sigurdsson in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Everton on December 30, 2017
Simon Francis extends Bournemouth stay with contract extension
Simon Francis signs a one-year contract extension with Bournemouth to take him through until the summer of 2020.
May 30, 16:19
Simon Francis in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on April 15, 2017
Simon Francis: 'Jack Wilshere should be in World Cup squad'
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis says that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should have made the England squad for the World Cup.
May 17, 16:12
Dusan Tadic celebrates opening the scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Everton on November 26, 2017
Result: Dusan Tadic blasts Southampton to within one point of safety
Dusan Tadic scores twice to earn Southampton a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, moving the Saints to within one point of Premier League safety.
Apr 28, 17:02
Eddie Howe watches on during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Bournemouth on May 21, 2017
Team News: Bournemouth make three changes against Crystal Palace
Eddie Howe makes three changes to his Bournemouth starting XI for Saturday's Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace.
Apr 7, 14:05
Hornets manager Javi Gracia gives orders during the FA Cup game between Southampton and Watford on January 27, 2018
Team News: Watford make two changes ahead of Bournemouth clash
Watford make two changes to their starting XI ahead of Saturday's Premier League home clash with Bournemouth.
Mar 31, 14:05
Son Heung-min celebrates doubling his side's advantage during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 201
Result: Son Heung-min brace fires Tottenham Hotspur up to third
Tottenham Hotspur climb up to third in the Premier League table courtesy of a come-from-behind 4-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Mar 11, 17:56
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Premier League: Expiring contracts in 2018-19
Find out which players from the Premier League are into the final 18 months of their contracts.
Feb 16, 15:35
Steve Mounie celebrates getting the Terriers' second during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth on February 11, 2018
Result: Steve Mounie brace inspires Huddersfield Town to vital win over Bournemouth
Steve Mounie scores a brace in order to help earn Huddersfield Town a vital 4-1 victory over Bournemouth at the John Smith's Stadium in the Premier League.
Feb 11, 13:54
Callum Wilson of Bournemouth during the Premier League match against Manchester City on December 23, 2017
Result: Callum Wilson salvages Bournemouth draw at Brighton & Hove Albion
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson scores with 10 minutes to go as Bournemouth come from behind twice to salvage a draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
Jan 1, 14:39
Ryan Fraser celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Everton on December 30, 2017
Result: Ryan Fraser nets double as Bournemouth edge past Everton
Bournemouth record their first win in nine matches as Ryan Fraser nets a double in a 2-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League.
Dec 30, 16:55
Simon Francis in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on April 15, 2017
Dermot Gallagher: 'Bournemouth's Simon Francis should have been sent off'
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that Bournemouth defender Simon Francis should have been sent off against West Ham United.
Dec 27, 14:29
Dan Gosling equalises during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and West Ham United on December 26, 2017
Result: Bournemouth snatch controversial point in six-goal thriller
Bournemouth and West Ham United play out a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Vitality Stadium, with three of the goals coming inside the final 10 minutes of the match.
Dec 26, 17:05
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany warms up before his side's Premier League match against Everton at the Etihad Stadium on October 15, 2016
Team News: David Silva, Vincent Kompany start for Manchester City
Vincent Kompany and David Silva return to Manchester City's starting XI for Saturday's Premier League home meeting with Bournemouth.
Dec 23, 14:02
Alvaro Morata celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on December 2, 2017
Result: Alvaro Morata cruelly denies Bournemouth as Chelsea progress into semi-finals
Alvaro Morata scores in stoppage time, seconds after Bournemouth had levelled up the match, to earn Chelsea a 2-1 win in Wednesday's EFL Cup quarter-final tie.
Dec 20, 21:40
Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Liverpool on December 17, 2017
Result: Liverpool beat Bournemouth in style to move into top four
Liverpool beat Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium to move back into the Premier League's top four.
Dec 17, 18:25
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Result: Romelu Lukaku earns Manchester United nervy win over Bournemouth
Romelu Lukaku's first-half header proves enough for Manchester United to earn a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
Dec 13, 21:58
Paul Clement applauds during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Swansea City on August 26, 2017
Team News: Tammy Abraham on bench for Swansea City against Bournemouth
Swansea City's Tammy Abraham starts this afternoon's visit of Bournemouth on the bench.
Nov 25, 14:09
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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