Francis Guerrero

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Francis
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Guerrero Martín
Date of birth (1996-03-11) 11 March 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Coín, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Right back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Betis
Youth career
Puerto Malagueño
2014–2015 Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Betis B 38 (1)
2017– Betis 36 (1)
2020Almería (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2018 Spain U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2020

Francisco Javier Guerrero Martín (born 11 March 1996), commonly known as Francis, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Betis as either a right back or a right winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Coín, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, Francis joined Real Betis' youth setup in 2014, from Puerto Malagueño CF.[1] He made his senior debut with the B team on 19 April 2015, coming on as a first-half substitute for Nacho Abeledo in a 0–0 Segunda División B away draw against Real Balompédica Linense.[2]

Francis scored his first senior goal on 21 February 2016, his team's only in a 1–3 loss at Real Jaén.[3] On 15 March of the following year, he renewed his contract with the club.[4]

Francis made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 20 August 2017, replacing Matías Nahuel in a 0–2 away loss against FC Barcelona.[5] Converted to a right back by manager Quique Setién,[6] he scored his first professional goal the following 17 March by netting the last in a 3–0 home win over RCD Espanyol.[7]

On 31 January 2020, having only featured in one Copa del Rey match during the season, Francis was loaned to Segunda División side UD Almería until June.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 March 2019
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Betis B 2014–15 Segunda División B 5 0 0 0 5 0
2015–16 29 1 0 0 29 1
2016–17 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 1
Betis 2017–18 La Liga 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2018–19 19 0 5 0 1[a] 0 25 0
Total 33 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
Career total 71 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 77 2
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alba, Jesús (13 July 2014). "Lo mejor del Puerto Malagueño, para el Betis y para el Málaga" [The best of Puerto Malagueño, for Betis and for Málaga] (in Spanish). Cuenta con la Cantera. Archived from the original on 21 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. ^ Cerpa, Rafa (19 April 2015). "Valioso empate que sabe a playoff" [Valuable draw that tastes like playoff] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Real Jaén 3–1 Betis B: Se aleja la permanencia" [Real Jaén 3–1 Betis B: Survival further away]. Estadio Deportivo (in Spanish). 21 February 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Seis canteranos del Betis B amplían sus contratos con el club" [Six youth players from Betis B extend their contracts with the club] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  5. ^ Rodríguez, José María (20 August 2017). "Messi juega contra la tristeza" [Messi plays against sadness]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  6. ^ Pulido, Jorge (27 February 2018). "Francis Guerrero, el amuleto del Betis" [Francis Guerrero, the amulet of Betis] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  7. ^ Espina, José Antonio (17 March 2018). "El Betis mira a Europa en la noche negra de Pau" [Betis look to Europe in Pau's dark night]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Real Betis and UD Almería reach an agreement for the transfer of Francis". Real Betis. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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