Shane Long

Born: January 22, 1987 (age 30)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Gortnahoe, Ireland
Nationality: Ireland Irish

Position: Striker
Team: Southampton (no. 7)
Shane Long of Southampton in action during the UEFA Europa League Play Off Round 1st Leg between Southampton and Midtjylland at St Mary's Stadium on August 20, 2015 in Southampton, England.
Career History
Senior2004-2005Cork City
2005-2011Reading
2011-2014West Bromwich Albion
2014Hull City
2014-Southampton
Sports Mole has 932 articles about Shane Long. Articles 1 to 40:
Southampton attacker Sofiane Boufal in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Result: Sofiane Boufal stunner lifts Southampton into top half
Sofiane Boufal scores a stunning solo effort to fire Southampton past West Bromwich Albion and lift the Saints into the top half of the table.
Oct 21, 19:22
Ben Foster in action for West Brom on October 25, 2014
Team News: Ben Foster starts for West Bromwich Albion
Ben Foster is passed fit to start for West Bromwich Albion in their trip to Southampton.
Oct 21, 16:34
DeAndre Yedlin in action for Newcastle United during their Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion
Dermot Gallagher: 'Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin should have been sent off'
Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says that Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin should have been sent off against Southampton.
Oct 16, 11:56
Manolo Gabbiadini in action during the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 4, 2017
Result: Manolo Gabbiadini nets double to help Southampton to draw with Newcastle United
Southampton twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United in a thrilling Premier League encounter at St Mary's.
Oct 15, 17:55
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Team News: Florian Lejeune returns for Newcastle United
Florian Lejeune is brought into Newcastle United's starting lineup for the trip to face Southampton as one of two changes from last time out.
Oct 15, 15:05
Hal Robson-Kanu (R) of Wales jumps for the ball against Toni Sunjic (L) of Bosnia of the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Wales at the Stadium Bilino Polje in Elbasan on October 10, 2015.
Team News: Hal Robson-Kanu handed start for Wales
Wales boss Chris Coleman decides to hand a start to striker Hal Robson-Kanu for his nation's crucial World Cup qualifier with Republic of Ireland.
Oct 9, 18:41
Shane Long of Ireland celebrates scoring a goal during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Latvia at Aviva Stadium on November 15, 2013
Shane Long ruled out of Wales qualifier with hip injury
Injured striker Shane Long will play no part for Republic of Ireland in their must-win qualifying clash against Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Oct 9, 11:46
Ireland's midfielder Wesley Hoolahan (C, bottom) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016
Result: Daryl Murphy brace keeps Republic of Ireland's World Cup hopes alive
Daryl Murphy bags a first-half brace as the Republic of Ireland beat Moldova 2-0 at the Aviva Stadium in order to set up a decisive World Cup qualifying clash with Wales.
Oct 6, 21:36
New Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013
Team News: Martin O'Neill names Shane Long in Republic of Ireland XI
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill retains Shane Long in his starting lineup for the World Cup qualifier with Moldova.
Oct 6, 18:52
Mark Hughes greets Antonio Conte during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Result: Peter Crouch nets late winner for Stoke City against former club Southampton
A late goal from Peter Crouch earns Stoke City a 2-1 victory over Southampton in their Premier League encounter at the Bet365 Stadium.
Sep 30, 16:58
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Team News: Virgil van Dijk makes first Premier League start of season
Virgil van Dijk is included in the Southampton starting lineup for the first time this season ahead of their Premier League clash with Stoke City.
Sep 30, 14:03
Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Marouane Fellaini ruled out of CSKA Moscow tie with injury
Manchester United will be without Marouane Fellaini for their European tie against CSKA Moscow, as he was not part of the travelling party that set off for Russia.
Sep 25, 15:41
Southampton forward Shane Long in action during his side's EFL Cup final with Manchester United at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Shane Long: 'Southampton deserved more'
Southampton striker Shane Long insists that his side "deserved more" from their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Sep 23, 18:37
Jose Mourinho winks during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017
Team News: Manchester United unchanged against Southampton
Jose Mourinho names an unchanged Manchester United side for the trip to Southampton.
Sep 23, 14:04
A general shot of St Mary's Stadium prior to Southampton's Premier League clash with Chelsea on October 30, 2016
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium.
Sep 21, 15:14
Steven Davis celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Result: Southampton pour more misery on Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace become the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five league games without scoring a goal after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Sep 16, 14:23
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Team News: Virgil van Dijk on Southampton bench
Virgil van Dijk is named among the substitutes for Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace.
Sep 16, 11:32
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Result: Aleksandar Kolarov goal earns Serbia win over Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup are dealt a blow as they suffer a 1-0 defeat to 10-man Serbia.
Sep 5, 21:41
Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill attends the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016. The match ended in a 1-1 draw
Live Commentary: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Serbia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Serbia's 1-0 win over Republic of Ireland in their World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
Sep 5, 19:15
New Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013
Result: Republic of Ireland held by Georgia
Republic of Ireland extend their unbeaten record to seven games in Group D as Martin O'Neill's side are held to a 1-1 draw in Georgia.
Sep 2, 18:54
New Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013
Live Commentary: Georgia 1-1 Republic of Ireland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Georgia in their World Cup qualifier.
Sep 2, 16:30
Luciano Vietto is tackled by Ever Banega during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla on January 24, 2016
Southampton 'in talks to sign Luciano Vietto'
Southampton reportedly enter talks with Atletico Madrid to sign striker Luciano Vietto, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla.
Jul 11, 22:04
Jay Rodriguez grabs his side's second during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Result: Jay Rodriguez, Nathan Redmond inspire Southampton to victory at Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough are beaten in their final home game of the season as Southampton claim a 2-1 win in Saturday's Premier League clash at the Riverside Stadium.
May 13, 17:05
Steve Agnew on the touchline during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Manchester United on March 19, 2017
Team News: Charlie Austin, Matt Targett on bench for much-changed Southampton
Charlie Austin and Matt Targett return to the Southampton squad for their trip to Middlesbrough.
May 13, 14:04
Sam McQueen and Cristhian Stuani in action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Middlesbrough on December 11, 2016
Live Commentary: Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of Southampton's 2-1 win over relegated Middlesbrough in Saturday's Premier League encounter at the Riverside Stadium.
May 13, 13:58
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Result: Arsenal beat Southampton to remain in hunt for fourth place in Premier League
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud earn Arsenal a 2-0 victory away at Southampton in the Premier League.
May 10, 21:40
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Team News: Antonio Conte recalls big hitters for Southampton clash
Antonio Conte recalls Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa to Chelsea's starting lineup to face Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Apr 25, 18:48
Jay Rodriguez of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Report: Crystal Palace keen on Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez
Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez.
Apr 22, 11:36
Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (L) celebrates an own goal by Juventus' defender from Italy Giorgio Chiellini during a UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Manchester City and Juventus at the Etihad stadium in Manche
Result: Vincent Kompany inspires Manchester City to victory over Southampton
Vincent Kompany marks his return to Manchester City's starting lineup with a stellar display in their 3-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.
Apr 15, 19:22
Southampton's Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring against Watford on March 4, 2017
Result: Late goals at Southampton put Crystal Palace back in trouble
Two late goals from Southampton help the Saints to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Apr 5, 21:37
Southampton forward Shane Long in action during the Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's on December 31, 2016
Team News: Two changes for Southampton as Crystal Palace make one alteration
Claude Puel makes two changes to his Southampton side for tonight's clash against an unchanged Crystal Palace.
Apr 5, 18:58
Southampton manager Claude Puel at the Premier League match against Watford on March 4, 2017
Live Commentary: Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the Premier League meeting between Southampton and Crystal Palace.
Apr 5, 18:50
Southampton's Oriol Romeu in action against Watford on March 4, 2017
Oriol Romeu: 'Southampton miss Manolo Gabbiadini presence'
Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu says that the Saints will inevitably miss Manolo Gabbiadini after his excellent start to his spell with the club.
Apr 3, 18:45
Southampton manager Claude Puel at the Premier League match against Watford on March 4, 2017
Claude Puel: 'All Southampton players must try to contribute goals'
Southampton manager Claude Puel says that the first-team squad should not solely rely on their strikers to score goals for the club.
Apr 3, 17:41
Manolo Gabbiadini watches on from the stands prior to the Premier League game between Southampton and Bournemouth on April 1, 2017
Manolo Gabbiadini unlikely to return for Crystal Palace match
Claude Puel does not expect to be able to call upon the services of Manolo Gabbiadini against Crystal Palace in midweek, as he continues to nurse a groin strain.
Apr 2, 17:00
Jack Stephens, Cedric Soares and Joshua King during the Premier League match between Southampton and Bournemouth on April 1, 2017
Result: Harry Arter misses from penalty spot in south coast stalemate
Southampton and Bournemouth play out a goalless draw at St Mary's Stadium, with Harry Arter squandering the best chance from the penalty spot 11 minutes from time.
Apr 1, 19:22
Jay Rodriguez grabs his side's second during the Premier League game between Southampton and Leicester City on January 22, 2017
Team News: Jay Rodriguez in for Southampton
Jay Rodriguez comes in for the injured Manolo Gabbiadini as Southampton welcome Bournemouth.
Apr 1, 16:34
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Result: Iceland inflict narrow defeat on Republic of Ireland in Dublin
Ireland lose their first game since the European Championship finals after going down 1-0 to Iceland at the Aviva Stadium.
Mar 28, 21:45
Toby Alderweireld and Shane Long in action during the Euro 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Shane Long: 'I tried to comfort Seamus Coleman'
Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long says that he tried to "comfort" teammate Seamus Coleman after he suffered a badly broken leg against Wales on Friday night.
Mar 25, 10:46
Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy during the Euro 2016 match with Belgium in Bordeaux on June 18, 2016
James McCarthy to stay with Republic of Ireland squad
Everton midfielder James McCarthy will stay with the Republic of Ireland squad in a bid to prove his fitness ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Wales.
Mar 22, 13:10



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