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: 23/06/2016 01:08 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
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-2SouthamptonSouthampton2510
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-3EvertonEverton7200
23.08.2015English Premier LeagueWatfordWatford0-0SouthamptonSouthampton6500
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
02.12.2015English League CupQuarter-finalsSouthamptonSouthampton1-6LiverpoolLiverpool2700
05.12.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-1Aston VillaAston Villa700
12.12.2015English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
19.12.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-2TottenhamTottenham2600
26.12.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-0ArsenalArsenal9020
28.12.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-1SouthamptonSouthampton9001
02.01.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
09.01.2016English FA CupThird roundSouthamptonSouthampton1-2Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
13.01.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-0WatfordWatford9010
16.01.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton3-0West BromWest Brom9000
02.02.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
06.02.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-0West HamWest Ham9000
13.02.2016English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-1SouthamptonSouthampton9010
27.02.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-2ChelseaChelsea6910
01.03.2016English Premier LeagueBournemouthBournemouth2-0SouthamptonSouthampton7000
12.03.2016English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-2SouthamptonSouthampton9000
20.03.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton3-2LiverpoolLiverpool9001
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland8400
29.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-2SlovakiaSlovakia4510
09.04.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton3-1NewcastleNewcastle6011
16.04.2016English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton1-1SouthamptonSouthampton9000
23.04.2016English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa2-4SouthamptonSouthampton9012
01.05.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-2Man. CityMan. City9010
08.05.2016English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-2SouthamptonSouthampton9000
15.05.2016English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace8300
27.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1NetherlandsNetherlands6710
31.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2BelarusBelarus2201
13.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1SwedenSweden9000
18.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageBelgiumBelgium3-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7900
22.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000

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General info

  • Name: Shane Long
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/01/1987 (29)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Southampton ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • 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 Ireland234
Republic of Ireland U-2110
Republic of Ireland U-1950

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 23/06/2016 01:08 CET