Fran Sandaza Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Francisco José Sandaza Asensio
  • Born: November 30th, 1984 (Toledo, Spain)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: July 11th, 2008
  • First Manager: Craig Levein
  • Career Totals: 43 appearances, 11 goals
  • Also Played For: Brighton & Hove Albion, Rangers, St Johnstone, St Johnstone, Valencia


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2010-11 - - - - - - -
2009-10 1 (7) 1 0 0 50.0% 37.5% 12.5%
2008-09 26 (9) 10 7 0 37.1% 28.6% 34.3%
Totals: 27 (16) 11


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 14/04/10 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
 16/05/09 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 3
 12/05/09 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
 18/04/09 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
 11/04/09 SPL vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 31/03/10 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 4 - 2
 22/03/09 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
 14/03/09 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
 21/02/09 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2
 12/11/08 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 31/03/10 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 2
 22/03/09 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 22/03/09 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 14/03/09 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 21/02/09 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 12/11/08 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 0
 08/11/08 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 04/11/08 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 3
 04/11/08 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 3
 20/09/08 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 17/08/08 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 25/04/10 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 18/04/10 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 2
 14/04/10 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 31/03/10 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 2
 27/03/10 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 20/03/10 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 14/03/10 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 3
 07/03/10 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 24/05/09 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 16/05/09 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 3
 12/05/09 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 18/04/09 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 11/04/09 SPL vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 04/04/09 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 22/03/09 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 14/03/09 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 03/03/09 SPL vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 0
 28/02/09 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 21/02/09 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 14/02/09 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 07/02/09 5th Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 31/01/09 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 29/01/09 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 0
 24/01/09 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 18/01/09 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 4
 27/12/08 SPL vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 29/11/08 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 0
 22/11/08 SPL vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 15/11/08 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 12/11/08 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 0
 08/11/08 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 04/11/08 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 3
 28/10/08 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 25/10/08 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 04/10/08 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 27/09/08 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 23/09/08 3rd Round vs. Airdrie Utd (H)  2 - 0
 20/09/08 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 13/09/08 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/08 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 23/08/08 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 17/08/08 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 11/08/08 SPL vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 3


Biography

Fran joined United from the ranks of Valencia CF Mestalla (Valencia B) in his native Spain. He had started his career in the youths at CD Leganes, moving to CD Coslada and then CD Toledo. He had also been on loan at CD Onda. As 2008-09 progressed, he became an influential front player and ended the season as top scorer. In the next campaign he spent much of his time out through injury and left at the end of the season, joining Brighton & Hove Albion.

Debut (as sub)

August 11th, 2008
Hamilton Academical 3 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

August 30th, 2008
Dundee United 0 - 2 Kilmarnock

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Fran was born on this date in Toledo, Spain.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Fran joined United from the ranks of Valencia CF Mestalla (Valencia B) in his native Spain. He had started his career in the youths at CD Leganes, moving to CD Coslada and then CD Toledo. He had also been on loan at CD Onda. As 2008-09 progressed, he became an influential front player and ended the season as top scorer. In the next campaign he spent much of his time out through injury and left at the end of the season, joining Brighton & Hove Albion.

  • A disappointing opening league performance saw United go down 3-1 to SPL newcomers Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park.

  • United showed great character to come back and take a point courtesy of a Francisco Sandaza goal in 78 minutes. This was after going behind in the 51st minute to a Paul Hartley goal and minutes later being on the wrong end of a quite remarkable decision not to award a penalty following a blatant foul on Roy O’Donovan.

  • display saw United come from behind to finish as convincing winners in this crucial battle in the race for third.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 0 - 2 Celtic

    United slumped to their first defeat in 12 games as Celtic edged a hard fought and at times bad tempered match at Tannadice. Despite several close things for United they did all but score and when Jennison Myrie-Williams was sent off 13 minutes from time they were up against it for the second home game in succession.