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: 14/04/2014 04:16 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2000
11.09.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland4-1OmanOman7010
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany3900
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1000
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-1GreeceGreece4600
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0PolandPoland6200
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland8700
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-2AustriaAustria8300
02.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland4-0GeorgiaGeorgia7200
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundWalesWales0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7400
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-1SouthamptonSouthampton8300
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton0-0West BromWest Brom8100
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-2SwanseaSwansea9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland8100
25.09.2013English League CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom1-1
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ArsenalArsenal2100
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-0West BromWest Brom1500
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool4-1West BromWest Brom2100
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
09.11.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-2West BromWest Brom7910
15.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3-0LatviaLatvia1700
19.11.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundPolandPoland0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7300
25.11.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-2Aston VillaAston Villa9020
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-1West BromWest Brom9001
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-3Man. CityMan. City6500
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-2NorwichNorwich4500
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff1-0West BromWest Brom8800
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1HullHull9000
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom0-2Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-0West BromWest Brom9000
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0HullHull9000
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull1-1TottenhamTottenham9010
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-2HullHull8910
11.02.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-1SouthamptonSouthampton9000
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-4HullHull7601
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull1-4NewcastleNewcastle9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SerbiaSerbia7200
15.03.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull0-2Man. CityMan. City9000
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull2-0West BromWest Brom7710
26.03.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-1HullHull9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0HullHull9000
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueHullHull1-0SwanseaSwansea6400

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Shane Long
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 22/01/1987 (27)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 21
  • Club: Hull ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • 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 Ireland111
Republic of Ireland U-2110
Republic of Ireland U-1950
Last updated: 08/01/2014 08:22 CET
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