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 13
4
1
2019-20 AFC Bournemouth FA Cup 1
1
2019-20 AFC Bournemouth League Cup 1
2019-20 AFC Bournemouth Premier League 10
5
3
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
05 Aug 2006 Southend United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Championship
08 Aug 2006 Crystal Palace v Southend United L 3-1 League Championship
12 Aug 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Southend United L 2-0 League Championship
19 Aug 2006 Southend United v Sunderland W 3-1 League Championship
22 Aug 2006 AFC Bournemouth v Southend United W 1-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
26 Aug 2006 Leicester City v Southend United L 1-0 League Championship
09 Sep 2006 Southend United v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Championship
12 Sep 2006 Southend United v Norwich City D 3-3 League Championship
16 Sep 2006 West Bromwich Albion v Southend United D 1-1 League Championship
19 Sep 2006 Southend United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2006 Southend United v Cardiff City L 0-3 League Championship
30 Sep 2006 Derby County v Southend United L 3-0 League Championship
13 Oct 2006 Southend United v Coventry City L 2-3 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Burnley v Southend United D 0-0 League Championship
21 Oct 2006 Southend United v Ipswich Town L 1-3 League Championship
24 Oct 2006 Leeds United v Southend United W 1-3 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 2006 Southend United v Hull City L 2-3 League Championship
04 Nov 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southend United L 3-1 League Championship
07 Nov 2006 Southend United v Manchester United W 1-0 League Cup 4th round
11 Nov 2006 Southend United v Preston North End D 0-0 League Championship
18 Nov 2006 Southend United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Championship
25 Nov 2006 Colchester United v Southend United L 3-0 League Championship
28 Nov 2006 Barnsley v Southend United L 2-0 League Championship
02 Dec 2006 Southend United v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Southend United v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
20 Dec 2006 Tottenham Hotspur v Southend United L 1-0 League Cup 5th round
23 Dec 2006 Southend United v Birmingham City L 0-4 League Championship
30 Dec 2006 Coventry City v Southend United D 1-1 League Championship
01 Jan 2007 Southend United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-1 League Championship
13 Jan 2007 Cardiff City v Southend United W 0-1 League Championship
30 Jan 2007 Birmingham City v Southend United W 1-3 League Championship
03 Feb 2007 Stoke City v Southend United D 1-1 League Championship
09 Feb 2007 Southend United v Queens Park Rangers W 5-0 League Championship
20 Feb 2007 Southend United v Crystal Palace L 0-1 League Championship
24 Feb 2007 Sheffield Wednesday v Southend United L 3-2 League Championship
03 Mar 2007 Southend United v Leicester City D 2-2 League Championship
10 Mar 2007 Ipswich Town v Southend United W 0-2 League Championship
13 Mar 2007 Southend United v Burnley W 1-0 League Championship
17 Mar 2007 Southend United v Leeds United D 1-1 League Championship
31 Mar 2007 Hull City v Southend United L 4-0 League Championship
09 Apr 2007 Preston North End v Southend United W 2-3 League Championship
14 Apr 2007 Southend United v Barnsley L 1-3 League Championship
21 Apr 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Southend United L 2-1 League Championship
28 Apr 2007 Southend United v Luton Town L 1-3 League Championship
06 May 2007 Southampton v Southend United L 4-1 League Championship
28 Aug 2007 Southend United v Watford W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2007 Blackpool v Southend United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
06 Nov 2007 Nottingham Forest v Southend United L 4-1 League One
24 Nov 2007 Luton Town v Southend United L 1-0 League One
01 Dec 2007 Oxford United v Southend United D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
11 Dec 2007 Southend United v Oxford United W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
15 Dec 2007 Swansea City v Southend United L 3-0 League One
29 Dec 2007 Doncaster Rovers v Southend United L 3-1 League One
01 Jan 2008 Southend United v Bristol Rovers L 0-1 League One
05 Jan 2008 Southend United v Dagenham and Redbridge W 5-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2008 Southend United v Yeovil Town D 1-1 League One
19 Jan 2008 AFC Bournemouth v Southend United W 1-4 League One
22 Jan 2008 Hartlepool United v Southend United L 4-3 League One
23 Jan 2008 Southend United v Barnsley L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2008 Southend United v Leeds United W 1-0 League One
02 Feb 2008 Leyton Orient v Southend United D 2-2 League One
09 Feb 2008 Southend United v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League One
12 Feb 2008 Millwall v Southend United L 2-1 League One
16 Feb 2008 Southend United v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League One
23 Feb 2008 Yeovil Town v Southend United W 0-3 League One
29 Feb 2008 Cheltenham Town v Southend United D 1-1 League One
08 Mar 2008 Southend United v Luton Town W 2-0 League One
11 Mar 2008 Southend United v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League One
15 Mar 2008 Huddersfield Town v Southend United W 1-2 League One
21 Mar 2008 Southend United v Swansea City D 1-1 League One
24 Mar 2008 Swindon Town v Southend United W 0-1 League One
29 Mar 2008 Southend United v Walsall W 1-0 League One
05 Apr 2008 Crewe Alexandra v Southend United W 1-3 League One
08 Apr 2008 Southend United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League One
12 Apr 2008 Southend United v Northampton Town D 1-1 League One
19 Apr 2008 Carlisle United v Southend United W 1-2 League One
26 Apr 2008 Tranmere Rovers v Southend United L 1-0 League One
03 May 2008 Southend United v Port Vale D 1-1 League One
09 May 2008 Southend United v Doncaster Rovers D 0-0 League One Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2008 Doncaster Rovers v Southend United L 5-1
Agg: 5-1
League One Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
09 Aug 2008 Southend United v Peterborough United W 1-0 League One
12 Aug 2008 Southend United v Cheltenham Town L 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Millwall v Southend United D 1-1 League One
22 Aug 2008 Southend United v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-2 League One
30 Aug 2008 Walsall v Southend United L 5-2 League One
02 Sep 2008 Southend United v Leyton Orient L 2-4 Johnstones Paint Trophy 1st round - southern section
06 Sep 2008 Carlisle United v Southend United L 2-1 League One
13 Sep 2008 Southend United v Hereford United W 1-0 League One
20 Sep 2008 Crewe Alexandra v Southend United W 3-4 League One
26 Sep 2008 Southend United v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League One
04 Oct 2008 Yeovil Town v Southend United W 1-2 League One
11 Oct 2008 Southend United v Stockport County D 1-1 League One
18 Oct 2008 Southend United v Swindon Town W 2-1 League One
21 Oct 2008 Scunthorpe United v Southend United D 1-1 League One
25 Oct 2008 Bristol Rovers v Southend United L 4-2 League One
28 Oct 2008 Southend United v Leeds United W 1-0 League One
01 Nov 2008 Southend United v Colchester United D 3-3 League One
08 Nov 2008 AFC Telford United v Southend United D 2-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2008 Tranmere Rovers v Southend United D 2-2 League One
18 Nov 2008 Southend United v AFC Telford United W 2-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
22 Nov 2008 Southend United v Oldham Athletic L 1-2 League One
25 Nov 2008 Cheltenham Town v Southend United D 0-0 League One
29 Nov 2008 Southend United v Luton Town W 3-1 FA Cup 2nd round
06 Dec 2008 Leicester City v Southend United L 3-0 League One
13 Dec 2008 Southend United v Huddersfield Town L 0-1 League One
19 Dec 2008 Hartlepool United v Southend United L 3-0 League One
26 Dec 2008 Southend United v Northampton Town W 1-0 League One
28 Dec 2008 Milton Keynes Dons v Southend United L 2-0 League One
14 Jan 2009 Southend United v Chelsea L 1-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2009 Stockport County v Southend United L 3-1 League One
20 Jan 2009 Leyton Orient v Southend United D 1-1 League One
24 Jan 2009 Southend United v Yeovil Town L 0-1 League One
27 Jan 2009 Leeds United v Southend United L 2-0 League One
31 Jan 2009 Southend United v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League One
14 Feb 2009 Southend United v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 League One
17 Feb 2009 Southend United v Crewe Alexandra L 0-1 League One
21 Feb 2009 Colchester United v Southend United W 0-1 League One
24 Feb 2009 Southend United v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League One
28 Feb 2009 Peterborough United v Southend United W 1-2 League One
03 Mar 2009 Southend United v Millwall L 0-1 League One
07 Mar 2009 Southend United v Walsall W 2-0 League One
10 Mar 2009 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southend United W 1-3 League One
17 Mar 2009 Swindon Town v Southend United L 3-0 League One
21 Mar 2009 Southend United v Carlisle United W 3-0 League One
27 Mar 2009 Southend United v Hartlepool United W 3-2 League One
04 Apr 2009 Huddersfield Town v Southend United W 0-1 League One
10 Apr 2009 Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons L 0-2 League One
13 Apr 2009 Northampton Town v Southend United W 2-3 League One
18 Apr 2009 Southend United v Leicester City L 0-2 League One
25 Apr 2009 Oldham Athletic v Southend United D 1-1 League One
02 May 2009 Southend United v Cheltenham Town W 2-0 League One
08 Aug 2009 Southend United v Huddersfield Town D 2-2 League One
11 Aug 2009 Cheltenham Town v Southend United W 1-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Aug 2009 Walsall v Southend United D 2-2 League One
18 Aug 2009 Wycombe Wanderers v Southend United D 1-1 League One
21 Aug 2009 Southend United v Millwall D 0-0 League One
25 Aug 2009 Hull City v Southend United L 3-1 League Cup 2nd round
29 Aug 2009 Swindon Town v Southend United L 2-1 League One
04 Sep 2009 Southend United v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League One
11 Sep 2009 Southend United v Leeds United D 0-0 League One
19 Sep 2009 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southend United W 2-3 League One
26 Sep 2009 Southend United v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 League One
29 Sep 2009 Brentford v Southend United L 2-1 League One
03 Oct 2009 Stockport County v Southend United W 0-2 League One
06 Oct 2009 Milton Keynes Dons v Southend United L 2-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - southern section
09 Oct 2009 Southend United v Southampton L 1-3 League One
17 Oct 2009 Southend United v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League One
24 Oct 2009 Carlisle United v Southend United L 2-1 League One
30 Oct 2009 Southend United v Gillingham W 1-0 League One
07 Nov 2009 Gillingham v Southend United L 3-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Nov 2009 Yeovil Town v Southend United L 1-0 League One
20 Nov 2009 Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons W 2-1 League One
24 Nov 2009 Tranmere Rovers v Southend United L 2-0 League One
01 Dec 2009 Southend United v Norwich City L 0-3 League One
05 Dec 2009 Charlton Athletic v Southend United L 1-0 League One
19 Dec 2009 Exeter City v Southend United L 1-0 League One
26 Dec 2009 Southend United v Colchester United L 1-2 League One
28 Dec 2009 Leyton Orient v Southend United W 1-2 League One
16 Jan 2010 Huddersfield Town v Southend United L 2-1 League One
23 Jan 2010 Southend United v Wycombe Wanderers D 1-1 League One
26 Jan 2010 Millwall v Southend United L 2-0 League One
30 Jan 2010 Southend United v Swindon Town D 2-2 League One
08 Feb 2010 Colchester United v Southend United L 2-0 League One
13 Feb 2010 Southend United v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League One
20 Feb 2010 Milton Keynes Dons v Southend United L 3-1 League One
23 Feb 2010 Norwich City v Southend United L 2-1 League One
26 Feb 2010 Southend United v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 League One
06 Mar 2010 Hartlepool United v Southend United L 3-0 League One
13 Mar 2010 Southend United v Exeter City D 0-0 League One
20 Mar 2010 Southend United v Carlisle United D 2-2 League One
23 Mar 2010 Southend United v Walsall W 3-0 League One
27 Mar 2010 Bristol Rovers v Southend United L 4-3 League One
03 Apr 2010 Southend United v Yeovil Town D 0-0 League One
05 Apr 2010 Gillingham v Southend United L 3-0 League One
10 Apr 2010 Leeds United v Southend United L 2-0 League One
13 Apr 2010 Southend United v Brentford D 2-2 League One
17 Apr 2010 Southend United v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-1 League One
24 Apr 2010 Oldham Athletic v Southend United D 2-2 League One
01 May 2010 Southend United v Stockport County W 2-1 League One
08 May 2010 Southampton v Southend United L 3-1 League One


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.