|Full name||Francisco Jesús Pérez Malia|
|Date of birth||17 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Barbate, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Midfielder|
|2001||→ Getafe (loan)||2||(0)|
|2001–2002||→ San Fernando (loan)||36||(3)|
|2002–2003||→ Écija (loan)||31||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 25 April 2016 (UTC).
Born in Barbate, Cádiz, Francis made his senior debuts with local Xerez CD. After three consecutive loans with third division clubs, including Getafe CF, he returned to his alma mater and made his professional debuts in 2003–04's second level, scoring once in 26 games. He went on to become an important first-team member, with the Andalusians achieving a first-ever La Liga promotion in the 2008–09 season.
Francis spent most of the short-lived top division campaign as a right back. On 8 May 2010, as Xerez still harboured chances of staying in the top flight, he netted his only goal of the season, in a 3–2 home win against Real Zaragoza; late into that month, his contract expired and he signed with Racing de Santander for four seasons.
- Victory keeps Xerez hopes alive; ESPN Soccernet, 8 May 2010
- Official: Racing Santander sign Domingo Cisma and Francis; Goal.com, 18 May 2010