George Francomb

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George Francomb
George Francomb 07-09-2013 1.jpg
Francomb playing for AFC Wimbledon in 2013
Personal information
Full name Georgie Francomb[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-08) 8 September 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Hackney, London, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Wimbledon
Number 7
Youth career
2001–2006 Tottenham Hotspur
2008–2009 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Norwich City 2 (0)
2010–2011 Barnet (loan) 13 (0)
2012 Hibernian (loan) 14 (0)
2012 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 15 (0)
2013– AFC Wimbledon 32 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:06, 7 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Georgie "George" Francomb (born 8 September 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two side AFC Wimbledon. He previously played as a right-back.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Francomb joined the academy of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 9 and remained with the club until he was released at the age of 14. At the age of 16, he joined the academy of Championship side Norwich City. On 6 October 2009, the 17-year–old made his first team debut for the canaries in a 1–0 victory over Gillingham in the Second Round of the 2009-10 Football League Trophy.[2] Francomb made his Football League debut on 10 October 2009 in a 1–0 away win over Carlisle United.[3] He then went on to make a third start for the club in his home debut against Swindon Town on 24 October 2009. George was offered his first professional contract with "The Canaries" at the end of March 2010 and signed it on 1 July 2010. On 7 October 2010, Francomb joined Barnet on loan[4][5][6]

In January 2012, Francomb was loaned to Scottish Premier League club Hibernian.[7] He made his debut for Hibs on 14 January, in a 3–2 win against Dunfermline. Francomb set up the opening goal in a 2–0 victory for Hibs against Ayr United in the Scottish Cup.[8] He became recognised for his impressive range of passing and crossing abilities, and his dangerous set-pieces. Francomb left Hibs after their 2012 Scottish Cup Final defeat, in which he appeared as a substitute.[9] Soon after returning to Norwich, Francomb agreed a new contract with the club.[9] After a stint on loan at AFC Wimbledon from late August to late November, Francomb was released following the 2012–13 season.[10]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

Francomb joined AFC Wimbledon on a one-month loan deal on transfer deadline day August 2012;[11] the deal was extended for another month on 5 October after he made 7 appearances in a month.[12] Although a right back primarily, Francomb proved his capabilities as a winger. On 24 November 2012, it was announced that he would return to his parent club, having made 16 appearances in all competitions for "The Dons". Following his release from Norwich at the end of the 2012–13 season, Francomb rejoined AFC Wimbledon on 26 June 2013.[13] Francomb scored his first career goal in a Football League Trophy first round game that saw Brentford beat AFC Wimbledon 5–3 at Griffin Park on 3 September 2013.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – birth, marriage and death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cody on Target in Trophy Triumph". Norwich City FC. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Carlisle United 0 – 1 Norwich City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Francomb joins Barnet on loan". Norwich City FC. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Norwich City's George Francomb extends Barnet loan stay". BBC Sport. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Francomb's loan extended". Barnet F.C. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hibs sign Norwich defender George Francomb on loan". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Andy (10 March 2012). "Ayr United 0–2 Hibernian". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Francomb grateful for time at Hibs". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). 26 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson heads a 10-man list of released players". EDP24. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "New signings confirmed". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dons extend loan starts stay". Sky Sports. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dons win race for George". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Brentford 5–3 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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