|Full name||Francisco Javier González Pérez|
|Date of birth||14 July 1969|
|Place of birth||Carreira, Spain|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Deportivo La Coruña|
|1988–2005||Deportivo La Coruña||550||(57)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Francisco Javier González Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈθisko ˈxaβjeɾ ɣonˈθaleθ ˈpeɾeθ] ; born 14 July 1969), known as Fran, is a Spanish retired professional footballer.
He spent his entire career with Deportivo, as a left midfielder with skill and field vision, helping the club win the first La Liga title in its history.
Fran represented Spain at Euro 2000.
Fran, one of the most notable players in Deportivo de La Coruña's history, was born in Carreira, Santa Uxía de Ribeira, Galicia, and was promoted to the first team in 1988, making his La Liga debut on 31 August 1991 in a 1–2 away loss against Valencia CF.Quickly established, he only missed eight league games in his first five seasons combined – also scoring on 24 occasions – while already being captain.
In the 1995–96 off-season, Real Madrid almost signed Fran (previously, in early 1992 and unbeknownst to him, he had agreed to a pre-contract with that club after having already put pen to paper to a new deal at Deportivo), but he regretted leaving and returned quickly. In 1999–2000, as Depor conquered its first top-level league, injuries limited him to only 22 games, and he added a goal in a 2–0 home win over Valencia on 12 March 2000.
Fran retired from football at the end of the 2004–05 campaign after 17 years at the Estadio Riazor , 14 in the first division, at the same time as Mauro Silva, with both playing their last match on 22 May 2005 in a 0–3 home defeat to RCD Mallorca. He amassed more than 600 overall appearances.
In 2008, Fran returned to Deportivo, joining its indoor soccer team alongside former teammates Djalminha, Donato, Noureddine Naybet and Jacques Songo'o.
Fran made his Spain national team debut on 27 January 1993, in a friendly 1–1 draw against Mexico in Las Palmas.In total he earned 16 caps, participating at UEFA Euro 2000 where he played his last international, in a 4–3 group stage win over Yugoslavia.
In April 2016, Fran was appointed Galicia's manager alongside Míchel Salgado.
|1.||27 March 1999||Mestalla, Valencia, Spain||Austria||9–0||9–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|2.||31 March 1999||Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0–1||0–6||Euro 2000 qualifying|
Fran's older brother, José Ramón, was also a footballer (and a midfielder). He too spent several seasons with Deportivo, but with much less individual impact.
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