|Full name||Francino Rousseu Francis|
|Date of birth||18 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Defender, Striker|
|2006||→Kidderminster Harriers (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Kingston, Francis began playing for Tamworth, in the club youth academy, before being spotted by Stoke City in 2004. He never really made the grade with the club, and after one season playing mostly in the youth and reserves, he was released.
Francis joined Watford's Academy in July 2005. Whilst still an Academy scholar, he made his first team debut in a League Cup victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 20 September 2005, and also made substitute appearances against Leeds United and Wigan Athletic. He was an unused sub a further two times that season, as Watford gained promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship play-off final against Leeds United at the Millennium Stadium.
In February 2006, he was sent on work experience to Kidderminster Harriers. While with The Harriers, Francis made six league appearances, including three starts, before returning to Vicarage Road. Following the expiry of his contract he was released by Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd after failing to impress in his first season with the club.
He then joined Southern Division One Midlands outfit Willenhall Town.
Francis joined Barwell in 2008, where he was initially employed as a striker. However, with the club facing a defensive crisis, manager Marcus Law asked Francis to play a centre half in a match, following an injury to their current centre half, Francis played the role. He continued to play in the position and spent three seasons with the club, making 151 appearances and scoring 30 goals.
Francis became the first casualty in Tamworth's rebuilding for the 2012–13 season, after being released on 9 May 2012.
Francis started Hednesford's pre-season friendly against former club Tamworth on 28 July 2012, impressing enough to earn a contract.
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Mainstream Publishing. p. 150. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4.
- "Watford 2005/2006 player statistics up to 9 April 2006 (subsequent links confirm Francis was not named in the matchday squad for any matches played after publication of this page)". Watford F.C. 17 April 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Wolves 1-1 Watford". BBC Sport. 14 April 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Watford 2-1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 14 April 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "QPR 1-2 Watford". BBC Sport. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Watford 0-0 Hull". BBC Sport. 30 April 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Crystal Palace 0-3 Watford". BBC Sport. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Watford 0-0 C Palace (agg 3-0)". BBC Sport. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014. "Leeds 0-3 Watford". BBC Sport. 21 May 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
- "Francis to spend time at Harriers". BBC Sport. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2006.
- "Francis returns to Vicarage Road". BBC Sport. 16 March 2006. Retrieved 16 March 2006.
- "Yeltz sign Anya as Francis leaves". BBC Sport. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
- "St-Aimee and Francis sign". TheLambs.co.uk. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
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