Simon Francis

Date of birth16 February 1985
Place of birthNottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Simon Francis joined Sheffield United in March 2004 with a contract to June 2007 but was made available for transfer in May 2006.

He joined Southend United in June 2006 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2011 in June 2008 before it was cancelled in July 2010.

His contract at AFC Bournemouth was extended to June 2016 in June 2013, to June 2017 in August 2014, to June 2019 in January 2016 and to June 2020 in May 2018.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bradford City 03 May 2003 15 Mar 2004
Sheffield United 15 Mar 2004 13 Jun 2006
Grimsby Town 26 Sep 2005 26 Oct 2005 L
Tranmere Rovers 18 Nov 2005 18 Feb 2006 L
Southend United 13 Jun 2006 08 Jul 2010
Charlton Athletic 30 Jul 2010 04 Jan 2012
AFC Bournemouth 07 Nov 2011 03 Jan 2012 L
AFC Bournemouth 04 Jan 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Bradford City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Bradford City League Division 1 24
1
1
3
1
2003-04 Bradford City League Cup 1
2003-04 Bradford City League Division 1 25
5
5
2003-04 Sheffield United League Division 1 4
1
1
2004-05 Sheffield United FA Cup
1
2004-05 Sheffield United League Championship 2
4
2005-06 Football League Under-21 1
2005-06 Grimsby Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Grimsby Town League Two 5
1
2005-06 Sheffield United League Championship
1
2005-06 Sheffield United League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Tranmere Rovers League One 16
1
1
2
2006-07 Southend United League Championship 32
8
1
6
2006-07 Southend United League Cup 3
2
2
2007-08 Southend United FA Cup 4
1
2007-08 Southend United League Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Southend United League One 24
3
2
3
2007-08 Southend United League One Play-Offs 2
2008-09 Southend United FA Cup 3
1
1
2008-09 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Southend United League Cup 1
2008-09 Southend United League One 37
8
6
2009-10 Southend United FA Cup 1
2009-10 Southend United Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2009-10 Southend United League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Southend United League One 45
1
3
2010-11 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 5
1
2010-11 Charlton Athletic Johnstones Paint Trophy 3
2010-11 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
2010-11 Charlton Athletic League One 32
2
3
2011-12 AFC Bournemouth FA Cup 2
2011-12 AFC Bournemouth League One 29
4
2011-12 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
1
2012-13 AFC Bournemouth FA Cup 4
2012-13 AFC Bournemouth Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2012-13 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 1
1
2012-13 AFC Bournemouth League One 42
1
5
2013-14 AFC Bournemouth FA Cup 2
2013-14 AFC Bournemouth League Championship 45
1
1
6
2013-14 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 2
2014-15 AFC Bournemouth FA Cup
1
2014-15 AFC Bournemouth League Championship 42
1
8
1
2014-15 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 1
2
2015-16 AFC Bournemouth FA Cup 1
1
2015-16 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 2
2015-16 AFC Bournemouth Premier League 38
5
1
2016-17 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 1
2016-17 AFC Bournemouth Premier League 34
4
1
2017-18 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 2
1
2017-18 AFC Bournemouth Premier League 31
1
8
1
2018-19 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 3
2018-19 AFC Bournemouth Premier League 11
4
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
16 Nov 2002 Nottingham Forest v Bradford City L 3-0 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Bradford City v Sheffield United L 0-5 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Millwall v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Bradford City v Gillingham L 1-3 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Bradford City v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Watford v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bradford City W 1-2 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Bradford City L 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Rotherham United v Bradford City L 3-2 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Grimsby Town v Bradford City W 1-2 League Division 1
01 Feb 2003 Bradford City v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Division 1
15 Feb 2003 Bradford City v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Coventry City v Bradford City W 0-2 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Walsall L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Leicester City D 0-0 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Derby County v Bradford City W 1-2 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Reading L 0-1 League Division 1
25 Mar 2003 Burnley v Bradford City W 0-2 League Division 1
29 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Bradford City L 3-2 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Bradford City v Watford W 2-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Gillingham v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Preston North End v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
29 Apr 2003 Sheffield United v Bradford City L 3-0 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Bradford City v Portsmouth L 0-5 League Division 1
09 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Norwich City D 2-2 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Darlington L 0-0 (3-5) League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Cardiff City v Bradford City W 0-2 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Gillingham L 0-1 League Division 1
26 Aug 2003 West Ham United v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Bradford City v Sunderland L 0-4 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Bradford City v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Crystal Palace v Bradford City W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Burnley v Bradford City L 4-0 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Bradford City v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Reading v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
11 Oct 2003 Bradford City v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Watford v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Wimbledon v Bradford City L 2-1 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Stoke City v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Bradford City v Millwall W 3-2 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Walsall v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2003 Bradford City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Wigan Athletic v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Bradford City v Rotherham United L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Sunderland v Bradford City L 3-0 League Division 1
10 Jan 2004 Norwich City v Bradford City W 0-1 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Bradford City v Cardiff City L 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2004 Gillingham v Bradford City L 1-0 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Bradford City v West Ham United L 1-2 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Bradford City L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Rotherham United v Bradford City W 1-2 League Division 1
09 Mar 2004 Bradford City v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Bradford City v Wigan Athletic D 0-0 League Division 1


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
2002-03 England Under-18 Lisbon Tournament 2
1
2004-05 England Under-20
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
05 Jun 2003 England v Sweden W 2-1 U18 LISBON TOURNAMENT
06 Jun 2003 Portugal v England D 0-0 U18 LISBON TOURNAMENT
08 Jun 2003 Spain v England D 0-0 U18 LISBON TOURNAMENT
08 Feb 2005 England v Russia W 2-0 Under-20


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