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Shane Long Biography

Shane Patrick Long is an Irish footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League team West Bromwich Albion and the Republic of Ireland national football team. Long was discovered and brought to Cork City with a scholarship on 1 July 2004 by Pat Dolan. When ready, Long was called hi to the first team squad for the 2005 season. Long signed as a Reading player on 7 June 2005. In Reading's Championship-winning 2005–06 campaign, Long scored three goals in 10 substitute appearances. On 4 July 2007, Long signed an improved four-year contract to keep him at Reading until the end of the 2010–11 season. On 30 January 2010 Long scored a crucial goal at home to strugglers Barnsley which gifted Reading all three points, in a 1–0 win for the Royals. On 9 August 2011, Long signed for Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a three-year deal, with a further year’s option. Long made his debut on 14 August 2011 in the league opener against Manchester United at home. On 16 October 2011, Long was named man of the match in the Black Country derby, even though he did not score. He was nominated as the Football Association of Ireland Young Player of the Year for 2007. He also played in UEFA Euro 2012, coming off the bench against Croatia and Italy.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Shane Long
Nationality Republic of Ireland
Position Attacker
Current Club Southampton
Shirt Number 7
Career
Clubs
Southampton Aug 2014 - Present
West Brom Aug 2011 - Jan 2014
Hull City AFC Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Reading Aug 2005 - Sep 2011
National
Republic of Ireland Jan 2006 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Southampton
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2017/2018 Premier League 8 0 1 2 0 483
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 14
2016/2017 Premier League 32 3 1 2 0 1246
UEFA Europa League 5 0 1 0 0 369
League Cup 5 1 0 0 0 238
FA Cup 3 1 0 0 0 218
2015/2016 Premier League 28 10 4 2 0 2111
UEFA Europa League 3 1 0 0 0 57
League Cup 2 2 1 0 0 117
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 90
2014/2015 Premier League 32 5 5 2 0 1540
League Cup 4 1 0 288
FA Cup 3 1 0 0 0 194
Total 127 25 13 9 0 6965
West Brom
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Hull City AFC
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Reading
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National
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Republic of Ireland
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 7 1 1 1 0 596
2016 France EC Qualification 9 3 0 1 0 277
European Championship 4 0 0 2 0 349
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 2 0 409
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 5 1 0 0 0 233
European Championship 2 0 0 0 0 40
2011 Nations Cup 1 0 0 0 0 44
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 4 0 0 1 0 144
Total 39 5 1 7 0 2092

Shane Long Latest News & Articles

7 funniest banners in football
7 funniest banners in football
Some of the best banners that took banter to a whole new level.
How Southampton will have a say in deciding both ends of the Premier League table
How Southampton will have a say in deciding both ends of the Premier League table
The Saints are in a position to alter fortunes of the top four as well as the relegation battlers while trying to finish in the top 8.
5 forwards with the best work rate in the Premier League
5 forwards with the best work rate in the Premier League
Managers want their front-men to become much more involved in the game which has led to an evolution of the modern day forward.
FA Cup 2016/17: Southampton 0-5 Arsenal, Player Ratings
FA Cup 2016/17: Southampton 0-5 Arsenal, Player Ratings
Arsenal demolished Southampton in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
EFL Cup 2016/17: Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (0-2 agg), Player Ratings
EFL Cup 2016/17: Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (0-2 agg), Player Ratings
The Saints make it to their first League Cup final since 1979.
EFL Cup 2016/17: Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (0-2 agg), 5 talking points
EFL Cup 2016/17: Liverpool 0-1 Southampton (0-2 agg), 5 talking points
A resilient Southampton side see off a lacklustre Liverpool team to advance to Wembley.
Ranking the fastest players in the Premier League this season
Ranking the fastest players in the Premier League this season
There are many, many, fast players in the English Premier League. Who, though, is the fastest?
WWE Backlash 2016 Aftermath: Booking For The Future
WWE Backlash 2016 Aftermath: Booking For The Future
Analyzing the booking possibilities for the future of Smackdown Live.
EPL 2016/17: Arsenal 2-1 Southampton - 5 Talking Points
EPL 2016/17: Arsenal 2-1 Southampton - 5 Talking Points
A last-gasp goal for the Gunners ensured all three points for the home team.
Euro 2016: Twitter reacts as France beat Republic of Ireland 2-1
Euro 2016: Twitter reacts as France beat Republic of Ireland 2-1
Antoine Griezmann's second half brace helped France comeback from a goal down to secure a 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland.
Euro 2016: France vs Republic of Ireland - 5 players to watch out for
Euro 2016: France vs Republic of Ireland - 5 players to watch out for
Looking at 5 players who will influence the outcome of the round of 16 match between France and Republic of Ireland
Euro 2016: Italy vs Republic of Ireland- 5 players to watch out for
Euro 2016: Italy vs Republic of Ireland- 5 players to watch out for
Listing out the five players who would be important in the Italy-Ireland clash.
Euro 2016: Belgium 3-0 Republic of Ireland - 5 talking points
Euro 2016: Belgium 3-0 Republic of Ireland - 5 talking points
Five things to talk about as Belgium secure their first win of the tournament in some fashion.
5 Southampton players who could follow Ronald Koeman to Everton
5 Southampton players who could follow Ronald Koeman to Everton
Will Ronald Koeman raid his former club this Summer? If so, are these the players most likely to follow?
Euro 2016: Belgium vs Republic of Ireland - Live stream info, probable line-up, head to head (h2h) record and match preview
Euro 2016: Belgium vs Republic of Ireland - Live stream info, probable line-up, head to head (h2h) record and match preview
We look at the team news, probable line-ups and head to head record of Belgium and Republic of Ireland ahead of their Group E encounter.
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