Francis Jeffers

Date of birth25 January 1981
Place of birthLiverpool
NationalityEnglish
Weight67 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionForward

A regular with England's Under-21s and the carrier of a £8million transfer tag, his earlier Everton form eluded forward Francis during his spell at Arsenal.

After forging a fruitful partnership with Kevin Campbell the previous season - statistically one of the most effective in the Premiership - Francis was forced to go it alone in 2000-01 because of injury to his partner.

It made little difference, with the young striker enjoying a devastating scoring burst to start the season.

The intelligence and timing of his runs made him elusive for defenders to pick up, and his finishing was invariably excellent.

With five goals in his first five Premiership outings, he was rubbing shoulders with the leading scorers in the country, until a sixth goal in a Worthington Cup tie at Bristol Rovers was followed by an ankle ligament injury and five months on the sidelines.

Typically, he scored in his comeback game before succumbing again to injury, then a dislocated shoulder in a home game against Manchester City ended his season for good.

Francis joined Charlton Athletic in August 2004 with a two-year contract.

He moved on to Blackburn Rovers in July 2006 in a two-year deal.

Francis joined Sheffield Wednesday in August 2007 with a three-year contract but was made available for transfer in August 2009.

He joined Accrington Stanley in March 2013 with a contract to June 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Everton 20 Feb 1998 27 Jun 2001
Arsenal 27 Jun 2001 10 Aug 2004
Everton 31 Aug 2003 16 May 2004 L
Charlton Athletic 10 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2006
Rangers 31 Aug 2005 31 Dec 2005 L
Blackburn Rovers 03 Jul 2006 09 Aug 2007
Ipswich Town 02 Mar 2007 31 May 2007 L
Sheffield Wednesday 09 Aug 2007 30 Jun 2010
Newcastle Jets 28 Oct 2010 31 Dec 2010
Motherwell 07 Feb 2011 31 May 2011
Newcastle Jets 20 Oct 2011 30 Jun 2012
Floriana 12 Oct 2012 30 Nov 2012
Accrington Stanley 08 Mar 2013 30 Jun 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Everton Premier League
1
1998-99 Everton FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Everton Premier League 11
4
6
1999-00 Everton FA Cup 4
1
1
1999-00 Everton League Cup
2
1999-00 Everton Premier League 16
5
6
1
2000-01 Everton League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 10
2
6
3
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 2
4
2
1
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League
2
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 6
3
2002-03 Arsenal League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 2
14
2
1
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 1
4
2003-04 Arsenal FA Community Shield
1
1
2003-04 Everton FA Cup
3
2
2003-04 Everton League Cup 1
2003-04 Everton Premier League 5
13
2
2004-05 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic Premier League 9
11
3
2
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers League Cup
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 3
7
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup
3
1
2006-07 Ipswich Town League Championship 7
2
4
1
2007-08 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2007-08 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 7
3
2
2007-08 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 20
11
3
3
1
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 1
12
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
1
1
2012-13 Accrington Stanley League Two 4
3
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Dec 1997 Manchester United v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
23 Nov 1998 Everton v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 1999 Derby County v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
13 Feb 1999 Everton v Coventry City W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Everton v Middlesbrough W 5-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 Everton v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
07 Mar 1999 Newcastle United v Everton L 4-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
13 Mar 1999 Everton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
21 Mar 1999 Manchester United v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Liverpool v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1999 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Premier League
11 Apr 1999 Everton v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1999 Newcastle United v Everton W 1-3 Premier League
24 Apr 1999 Everton v Charlton Athletic W 4-1 Premier League
01 May 1999 Chelsea v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
08 May 1999 Everton v West Ham United W 6-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Southampton v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
11 Aug 1999 Aston Villa v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Everton v Southampton W 4-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1999 Everton v Wimbledon W 4-0 Premier League
28 Aug 1999 Derby County v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Everton W 0-2 Premier League
14 Sep 1999 Oxford United v Everton D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
19 Sep 1999 Everton v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
22 Sep 1999 Everton v Oxford United L 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
27 Sep 1999 Liverpool v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
02 Oct 1999 Everton v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Everton v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Everton v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Manchester United v Everton L 5-1 Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Exeter City v Everton D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
21 Dec 1999 Everton v Exeter City W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
26 Dec 1999 Everton v Sunderland W 5-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Bradford City v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Everton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Everton v Birmingham City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
15 Jan 2000 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 Premier League
22 Jan 2000 Southampton v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Jan 2000 Everton v Preston North End W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2000 Everton v Aston Villa L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Apr 2000 Everton v Bradford City W 4-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2000 Everton v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Everton v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
14 May 2000 Everton v Middlesbrough L 0-2 Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Leeds United v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Everton v Charlton Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Everton v Derby County D 2-2 Premier League
05 Sep 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Middlesbrough v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Everton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
20 Sep 2000 Everton v Bristol Rovers D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Sep 2000 Bristol Rovers v Everton D 1-1
Agg: 2-2 (2-4)
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Feb 2001 Everton v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Everton v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 West Ham United v Everton W 0-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2001 Everton v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
13 Sep 2003 Everton v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
19 Oct 2003 Everton v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
01 Nov 2003 Everton v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
10 Nov 2003 Blackburn Rovers v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
22 Nov 2003 Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
29 Nov 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
03 Dec 2003 Middlesbrough v Everton L 0-0 (4-5) League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2003 Everton v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2003 Manchester United v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
28 Dec 2003 Everton v Birmingham City W 1-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2004 Everton v Norwich City W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 2004 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
10 Jan 2004 Fulham v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
17 Jan 2004 Everton v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
25 Jan 2004 Everton v Fulham D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2004 Liverpool v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
04 Feb 2004 Fulham v Everton L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
07 Feb 2004 Everton v Manchester United L 3-4 Premier League
27 Mar 2004 Everton v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
09 Apr 2004 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 Premier League
17 Apr 2004 Chelsea v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
01 May 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton L 2-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 England Under-18
1
1
1999-00 England UEFA Under-21 4
2
1999-00 England Under-21 1
2000-01 England Under-21 1
1
2001-02 England UEFA Under-21 1
1
4
2001-02 England Under-21 1
2002-03 England International Friendly
1
2002-03 England UEFA Under-21 3
6
2002-03 England Under-21 1
2003-04 England UEFA Under-21 2
2003-04 England Under-21 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-5 U18
03 Sep 1999 England v Luxembourg W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
22 Feb 2000 England v Argentina W 1-0 Under-21
27 May 2000 England v Italy L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
29 May 2000 England v Turkey W 6-0 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
01 Jun 2000 England v Slovakia L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
31 Aug 2000 England v Georgia W 6-1 Under-21
14 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands W 4-0 Under-21
31 Aug 2001 Germany v England W 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
04 Sep 2001 England v Albania W 5-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 9
06 Sep 2002 England v Yugoslavia D 1-1 Under-21
11 Oct 2002 Slovakia v England W 0-4 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
15 Oct 2002 England v FYR Macedonia W 3-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia L 1-3 International Friendly
01 Apr 2003 England v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
19 Aug 2003 England v Croatia L 0-3 Under-21
05 Sep 2003 FYR Macedonia v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
09 Sep 2003 England v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 7


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.