Shane Long

Shane Long is a Republic of Ireland international striker who currently plays for Southampton. Born on 22nd January 1987, Long spent eight years as a junior with St Kevin’s FC before joining St Michael’s in Ireland’s lower leagues in 2002. He earned a scholarship at League of Ireland side Cork City for the 2004/5 season, in which he made his senior debut in March 2005. A move to Championship side Reading followed in the June, where Long was a part of the Championship-winning squad that season. Following the Reading’s relegation in 2007/8, Long scored 21 league goals in 44 appearances in 2010/11, earning a move back to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion that summer. After finding the net regularly in the top flight, he spent six months with Hull City after a £7m move in January 2014, before switching to Southampton for £6m that August. Long has over 60 caps for the Republic of Ireland represented his country at UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016.

 Position:
Striker
  Country:
Republic of Ireland
  Age:
33
  Preferred Foot:
Right

Shane Long

 Position:
Striker
  Country:
Republic of Ireland
  Age:
33
  Preferred Foot:
Right

Shane Long is a Republic of Ireland international striker who currently plays for Southampton. Born on 22nd January 1987, Long spent eight years as a junior with St Kevin’s FC before joining St Michael’s in Ireland’s lower leagues in 2002. He earned a scholarship at League of Ireland side Cork City for the 2004/5 season, in which he made his senior debut in March 2005. A move to Championship side Reading followed in the June, where Long was a part of the Championship-winning squad that season. Following the Reading’s relegation in 2007/8, Long scored 21 league goals in 44 appearances in 2010/11, earning a move back to the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion that summer. After finding the net regularly in the top flight, he spent six months with Hull City after a £7m move in January 2014, before switching to Southampton for £6m that August. Long has over 60 caps for the Republic of Ireland represented his country at UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016.