Focus On; Gerry Francis

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Gerry Francis made his first team debut for Queens Park Rangers against Liverpool in March 1969. He was captain and central midfield player during the 1970s and was a key player in the QPR side, which came close to winning their first-ever league title in 1976.

He won 12 caps for the England team between 1974 and 1976, and was captain for eight of those matches. His International career was limited by a persistent back injury. He left QPR for Crystal Palace in 1979, although he subsequently returned to QPR for a 2nd spell, before a move to Coventry City.

In August 1983, he was appointed player-manager of Exeter City although they endured a difficult season. Francis then had further short playing spells at Cardiff City, Swansea City and Portsmouth before a move to Bristol Rovers in 1985 yielded 32 league appearances, where he ended his playing career in 1987.

He was the manager of Bristol Rovers and QPR in two periods, also having a spell in charge of Spurs. 


  • Full Name: Gerry Francis
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 06.12.1951
  • Birthplace: Chiswick
  • Nation: England
  • Club Career: Queens Park Rangers
    • Period: 1968-1979
    • League Games, 295
    • League Goals, 53
    • Previous Club: N/A
      • Transfer Fee: N/A
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