DOB: 24 October 1973
From: Southern Districts (NT), Selection #63, 1990 National Draft
Number: 42 1991
Games: 1 (109 total)
Goals: 0 (61 total)
Initially drafted by Brisbane at the end of 1989 he didn't join them and was re-selected a year later by the Demons. He played a solitary game in 1991 before opting to put his league career on hold and sit out the entire 1992 season. He joined Brisbane in 1993, playing two seasons with the Bears before walking out over a contract dispute. After a season of rugby league in Darwin he joined SANFL club Port Adelaide.
At Port, Francis ran second in the 1996 Magarey Medal, before being selected as a part of their inaugural AFL side in 1997 where he remained until 2001.
After being surprisingly delisted by Port, Francis agreed to cross to Fremantle until it was revealed they couldn't afford him under their salary cap. He played in the WAFL for South Fremantle with a guarantee that Fremantle would draft him at the end of the year, but he suffered a serious knee injury during the year which ended his career.
The Age - 08/03/1992
"Fabian's 10-year trip to 100 games" - Herald Sun 13/07/2001
Herald Sun - 25/01/2012