Shaun Francis

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Shaun Francis
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Personal information
Full name Shaun Francis
Date of birth (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Mandeville, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 20
Youth career
2004–2006 Sporting Central Academy
2006–2009 Lindsey Wilson College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Indiana Invaders 2 (0)
2009 Thunder Bay Chill 12 (3)
2010–2012 Columbus Crew 28 (0)
2013 Charlotte Eagles 12 (3)
2013 Chicago Fire 1 (0)
2014– San Jose Earthquakes 20 (0)
National team
2010– Jamaica 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 May 2013

Shaun Francis (born 2 October 1986 in Mandeville) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Francis attended Glenmuir High School in his native Jamaica, where he was an All-Island, Ben Francis Cup, and Dá Costa Cup Champion, as well as a member of an All-Conference Team.[1] He displayed exemplary skills for Calabar High at the Pepsi, Colts and Manning Cup levels. He played four years of college soccer at Lindsey Wilson College, where he netted 7 goals in 61 appearances for the Blue Raiders.[2][3] Francis served as captain of the 2009 NAIA National Championship, Lindsey Wilson soccer team.

During his college years Francis also played with both Indiana Invaders[4] and the Thunder Bay Chill[5] in the USL Premier Development League.


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Francis was drafted in the fourth round (63rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew.[6] He was signed by the Crew in March 2010 to fill one of the club's four developmental roster spots.[7] In July 2010, Francis made his season debut in the US Open Cup. He made his MLS league debut versus New York Red Bulls on 17 July.

Francis was waived by Columbus on 27 June 2012.[8] In February 2013, Francis trialed with Philadelphia Union.[9] On 27 March 2013 Francis signed with USL Pro club Charlotte Eagles.[10] At the end of the USL season Francis signed with Chicago Fire


Francis earned his first cap for Jamaican national team squad during a friendly game against Trinidad & Tobago on 10 October 2010.[11] Francis scored his first senior national team goal in a 2–0 victory over Guadeloupe in the 2010 Caribbean Championship on 29 November 2010.


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