Francis JEFFERS

Francis Jeffers - Everton FC - League appearances & biography.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 07 December 2003

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    • POSITION
      Forward
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 25 January 1981
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Liverpool, England
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
  • CLUBS
  • Arsenal FC
    • Club Career Dates
      2001-2004
    • League Debut
      Tuesday, 21st August 2001 as a sub in a 2-1 at home to Leeds United (Aged: 20)
    • Club Career
  • Blackburn Rovers
    • Club Career Dates
      2006-2007
    • League Debut
      Wednesday, 23rd August 2006 as a sub in a 1-1 draw at home to Everton (Aged: 25)
    • Club Career
  • Everton FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1997-2001, 2003-2004
    • League Debut
      Friday, 26th December 1997 as a sub in a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United (Aged: 16)
    • Club Career

  • Sheffield Wednesday
    • Club Career Dates
      2007-2010
    • League Debut
      Sunday, 19th August 2007 in a 3-1 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers (Aged: 26)
    • Club Career
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Francis JEFFERS - Everton FC - League appearances & biography.

 Francis Jeffers is pictured in the 0-0 draw against

Manchester City on 7/12/03.

 

37 League apps (+12 as sub), 18 goals

 

Everton:   1997-1998     Played   1     Scored   0   goals   (Premiership)
     1998-1999     Played   15     Scored   6   goals   (Premiership)
     1999-2000     Played   21     Scored   6   goals   (Premiership)
     2000-2001     Played   12     Scored   6   goals   (Premiership)
 
Transferred on 14/6/2001 for £8m.
 
Arsenal:   2001-2002     Played   6     Scored   0   goals   (Premiership)
     2002-2003     Played   16     Scored   2   goals   (Premiership)
     2003-2004     Played   0     Scored   2   goals   (Premiership)
 
Everton:   2003-2004     Played   18     Scored   0   goals   (Premiership)   (on   loan)
 

 

 

Nigel French took the above photo of Francis Jeffers playing for Everton Football Club

on 9th. September 2000. ©.

 

Francis Jeffers signed for Everton as a YTS trainee early in 1997 after becoming a graduate of the FA Academy at Lilleshall. Already noted as a prodigious talent, he only had to wait 10 months before making his first team debut, at the tender age of 16, away to Manchester United. It was over a year before he made his first start for his boyhood heroes, away at Derby County in early 1999. His first goal for the club came in his next appearance, an FA Cup tie against Coventry and, as Everton battled against relegation, Francis forged a successful partnership with new signing Kevin Campbell. Jeffers managed six league goals in only eleven first team starts, playing a vital role in ensuring Everton's Premiership status for another season. The future was looking rosy for the now 18 year old and great things were being predicted of him.

 

The 1999/2000 season began with Jeffers thrust into the public eye as he leapt to the upper echelons of the leading goal scorers chart, helping his club towards a mid-table position. Unfortunately a twisted ankle, sustained when playing for the England Under-21 side, caused him to miss the rest of what was becoming a great, breakthrough season. Despite not having achieved more than 20 league appearances in a season, his eye for goal and blistering pace had made a number of clubs aware of the young hitman. After returning to full fitness, Jeffers produced another rush of goals in the 2000/2001 campaign, managing another six from just ten starting appearances. However, money constraints meant that the lure of a £10 million bid from Arsenal in the summer of 2001 was too good to refuse for Everton. He moved away from Goodison and his native Merseyside with a record of 20 goals in all competitions from 45 starts and 15 substitute appearances. (Chris Williams)