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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/11/2015 02:33 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0OmanOman3100
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1400
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundScotlandScotland1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland6800
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland4-1USAUSA1300
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1PolandPoland610
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0EnglandEngland4400
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1ScotlandScotland1000
30.07.2015UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundSouthamptonSouthampton3-0VitesseVitesse2810
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-2SouthamptonSouthampton2510
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-3EvertonEverton7200
20.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsSouthamptonSouthampton1-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland1400
23.08.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford0-0SouthamptonSouthampton6500
27.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsMidtjyllandMidtjylland1-0SouthamptonSouthampton1500
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGibraltarGibraltar0-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1910
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GeorgiaGeorgia4500
20.09.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-3Man. UnitedMan. United1400
23.09.2015English League CupThird roundMK DonsMK Dons0-6SouthamptonSouthampton9021
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GermanyGermany2510
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPolandPoland2-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland5500
16.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3500
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-1StokeStoke9000
28.11.2015English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City3-1SouthamptonSouthampton9010

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General info

  • Name: Shane Long
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/01/1987 (28)
  • 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 2015/16

  • 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

Republic of Ireland204
Republic of Ireland U-2110
Republic of Ireland U-1950

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 17/11/2015 01:10 CET