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Francis Jeffers

Everton FC, Arsenal FC

1
appearance, 1 debut goal

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 3
*(actual F 1: A 1)

0% successful

1999-2003

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
45

Profile

Full name Francis Jeffers (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 25 January 1981 in Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool, March 1981].
Attended St Swithin's Roman Catholic Primary School and De La Selle College, Croxteth
Height/Weight 5' 10", 10st 7lb. [2000 & 2004].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000/04] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) As an Everton FC YTS trainee, he signed professional terms on 20 February 1998. His prolific goalscoring abilities, eighteen goals in 49 Premier League matches, caught the attention of Arsenal FC, and he signed for them on 14 June 2001 for an initial eight pounds million (it should have raised to 10 million, dependent on appearances). Unfortunately, he could not repeat his earlier performances, scoring only four in 22 Premier League matches (only four starts), and he was loaned back to Everton FC on 1 September 2003 for the 2003-04 season, he played eighteen Premier League matches, without any return. He was signed by Charlton Athletic FC for 2.6 million pounds on 10 August 2004. Following a lacklustre season with Charlton, and an uneventful start to the 2005-06, after twenty Premier League matches with three goals, Jeffers joined Rangers FC on 31 August 2005 on a four-month loan deal, he played in only eight SPL matches. Jeffers was released from his Charlton contract in May 2006 and joined Blackburn Rovers FC on 30 June 2006, he played in only ten Premier League matches, and consequently joined Ipswich Town FC on loan on 2 March 2007. He was injured and returned to Rovers, but upon his recovery, he returned to Ipswich for the remainder of the season. His early form was recovered as he scored four in nine league matches, but Blackburn refused any attempts for Ipswich to sign Jeffers. On 9 August 2007 however, Jeffers signed for Sheffield Wednesday FC for 700,000 pounds. After a return of only five goals in 54 league matches, Jeffers was released on 3 May 2010. He went to Blackpool FC on trial, and returned to Everton FC to train. On 29 October 2010, Jeffers signed for Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets for ten matches, he scored once. After being unable to finalsie a contract, Jeffers returned to UK and signed for Motherwell FC in February 2011. He played in ten SPL matches, scoring once, before being released on 1 June 2011. In October 2011, Jeffers again signed for Newcastle Jets, before being released again in April 2012, after two goals in 26 matches. After maintaining his fitness with Tranmere Rovers FC, Jeffers signed with Maltese Premier Leafue side, Floriana FC, on 12 October 2012, scoring one in two appearances. On 8 March 2013, Jeffers signed with Accrington Stanley FC until the end of that season, making seven league appearances, scoring twice. Following which, he had unsuccessful trials with Bury FC, Brunei DPMM and Chester FC.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winner 1997-98; FA Cup winners 2001-02, 2002-03; FA Premier League runners-up 2002-03; FA Community Shield runners-up 2003; Scottish Cup runners-up 2010-11;
Individual honours None
Distinctions In February 1999, as a 17-year-old, Jeffers signed a five-year contract with Everton, worth over one million pounds, and at that time, it made him England's highest-paid teenage footballer ever, and he still had a year of his apprenticeship with Everton to run.

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2003]

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 1121st player (1124) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 799, 12 February 2003, England 1 Australia 3, a friendly match at The Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London, substitute (ht), aged 22 years 18 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (16 appearances, 13 goals), England U16, England U15, England Schoolboy.
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

Jeffers has had numerous convictions for using a mobile phone while driving. He was disqualified from driving for 15 months during a hearing at South Sefton Magistrates' Court in November, reduced to six months on appeal in May 2012. His address was stated as Greenfinch Close in Croxteth, after ending his career in Australia.

Beyond England

Jeffers is currently working with Everton FC Academy on a voluntary basis.

 

Francis Jeffers - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 1 0 0 1 0 45 1 45 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Francis Jeffers - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Red - Friendly 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1

 

Francis Jeffers - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 0 full capsx

Age 18
- 757 28 April 1999 - Hungary 1 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD unused sub 19
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

Age 22
1 799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London Fr HL sub ht 69 21
- 800 29 March 2003 - Liechtenstein 0 England 2, Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz ECP AW squad member
- 801 2 April 2003 - England 2 Turkey 0, Stadium of Light, Sunderland HW

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