Shane Long

  • Date of birth : 22/01/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 
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Shane Long

Shane Long

A fleet-footed striker with pace to burn, Shane Long could be the joker in the Republic of Ireland's pack at UEFA EURO 2012. He returned to the English Premier League in 2011, joining West Bromwich Albion FC after a prolific season in the Championship with Reading FC.

• Started out with Cork City FC but left, aged 18, for Reading in tandem with fellow striker Kevin Doyle midway through the Irish club's Premier Division title-winning campaign of 2005.

• Scored three goals in his first half-season to help Reading win promotion to the Premier League but played second fiddle to compatriot Doyle over the next two seasons in the English top flight, being predominantly deployed as a substitute.

• Won his first international cap in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against San Marino on 7 February 2007 and scored his maiden goal for Ireland three and a half months later in a friendly against Bolivia in Boston.

• Became the focal point of the Reading attack following their relegation to the Championship and enjoyed a very productive 2010/11 campaign, scoring 21 goals in the regular season plus two in the promotion play-offs, only to be on the losing side in the Wembley final against Swansea City AFC; also struck three international goals during the season − against Russia, Norway and Uruguay.

• Left Reading for West Brom on a three-year deal in August 2011 and scored in the opening two Premier League fixtures − against Manchester United FC and Chelsea FC.

Last updated: 20/01/12 13.04CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/11/2014 02:11 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany3900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland8700
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-2AustriaAustria8300
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland8100
31.07.2014UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundTrenčínTrenčín0-0HullHull8600
07.08.2014UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundHullHull2-1TrenčínTrenčín7400
17.08.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool2-1SouthamptonSouthampton000
23.08.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-0West BromWest Brom000
26.08.2014English League CupSecond roundMillwallMillwall0-2SouthamptonSouthampton000
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-3SouthamptonSouthampton000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1400
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-0NewcastleNewcastle000
23.09.2014English League CupThird roundArsenalArsenal1-2SouthamptonSouthampton000
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-1QPRQPR000
05.10.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-0SouthamptonSouthampton000
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton8-0SunderlandSunderland000
01.11.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-1SouthamptonSouthampton000
08.11.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-0LeicesterLeicester020
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundScotlandScotland1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland6800
24.11.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-1SouthamptonSouthampton000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Shane Long
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/01/1987 (27)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Southampton ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Third qualifying round)
    31/07/14: Trenčín 0-0 Hull
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite round)
    25/04/05: Poland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland131
Republic of Ireland U-2110
Republic of Ireland U-1950
Total191

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Hull20
Total20
Last updated: 15/11/2014 01:20 CET
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