Shane Long
7
Forward
Shane Long
IRE Irish
2019/20 Key Performance Stats Last updated 28 Mar 2020
Games Played
24
Minutes played
1.4K
Games Started
16
Goals
3
Goals
3
Inside
box
3
Outside
box
0
Set
pieces
0
Conversion rate
10%
Total
shots
30
Shots on
target
13
Shane Long

Shane Long Feed

Shane Long Saints History

Last updated 28 Mar 2020
Total matches
197
Emirates FA Cup
15
Carabao Cup
15
Premier League
167
Goals
30
Seasons
6
Saints debut
17 Aug 2014
Liverpool
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League Goals
2019/20 24 2 3 19 3
2018/2019 28 2 0 26 5
2017/2018 35 4 1 30 2
2016/2017 40 3 5 32 5
2015/2016 31 1 2 28 10
2014/2015 39 3 4 32 5

Shane Long Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 28 Mar 2020

General

Games Played
19
24
Minutes played
1.1K
1.4K
Games Started
13
16
Subs on/off
6/11
8/13

Attack

Goals
2
3
Total shots
25
30
Shots on target
11
13
Mins per goal
571
467
Conversion rate
8%
10%
Inside box
2
3
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
1
1
Other
1
1
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
0
1

Distribution

Passes Completed
170 / 317
205 / 381
Crosses completed
/ 17
/ 20
Assists
2
3
Chances created
16
20

Defence

Clearances
13
15
Blocks
0
0
Interceptions
1
2
Tackles won
/ 14
/ 17
Duels won
135 / 299
156 / 348
Aerial duels won
97 / 201
111 / 226

Discipline

Fouls awarded
20
22
Fouls conceded
28
32
Yellow cards
0
1
Red cards
0
0

Shane Long Biography

Last updated 30 Jul 2019
Nationality
Irish
Age
33
Height
178 cm
Weight
70 kg
Saints debut
17 Aug 2014

Former clubs: Cork City, Reading, West Bromwich Albion, Hull City

Early years

Born in Gortnaheo, County Tipperary, Ireland, Shane Long was also a talented hurler during his early days of football. He started his career with St Kevin’s FC in 1994, and spent eight years coming through their youth setup before joining St Michael’s in 2002.

After two years with St Michael’s, Pat Dolan brought him to Cork City on a scholarship in July 2004. He made the step up to the first-team squad for the 2005 season, and made his League of Ireland debut in March 2005.

Dolan’s brother Eamonn was at Reading, and after consultation he made bids to sign both Long and Kevin Doyle from Cork City. Long completed his move in Jun 2005.

Joining Reading

Long scored three goals in 11 appearances as Reading won promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2005/06 campaign. His form earned him international recognition with the Republic of Ireland’s Under-19s, winning four caps.

After impressing in the Premier League, he earned his first full cap in February 2007, as he helped Reading to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League, making 21 appearances and scoring two goals.

Long would make 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals, the following year as Reading were relegated back to the Championship. Three seasons back in the Championship followed for Long, and after scoring 21 league goals in 44 appearances, he earned a move back to the Premier League.

Moving to the Baggies

Long signed for West Bromwich Albion on 9th August 2011 and immediately made an impact, contributing eight goals in 32 appearances in the Premier League. He repeated the feat the following season, finding the back of the net eight times in the league, and 11 times in total across 37 games.

The striker continued to impress and represent his country, netting his ninth goal for Ireland in a 1-1 draw with England at Wembley in May 2013. Midway through the 2013/14 campaign, and with three goals to his name in 15 appearances, he joined fellow Premier League side Hull City.

After half a season with the Tigers, in which he scored four times in 15 games, Long joined Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side on 14th August 2014.

Starting with Saints

In his first season with the Saints, Long made 39 appearances and scored seven goals, including the spectacular strike in the 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa at St Mary’s that won the 2014/15 Goal of the Season award.

Long enjoyed a much more successful season season with the club, including a brace against Arsenal in a 4-0 win on Boxing Day 2015. The striker's form was rewarded in the summer, following a positive UEFA EURO 2016 with Ireland, as he signed a new four-year contract.

The 2016/17 season would see Long score one of the most iconic goals in recent Saints history, netting a last-gasp winner in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final away to Liverpool, sealing Saints' passage to Wembley.

Long also netted a historic strike in the 2018/19 season, scoring after only 7.69 seconds in a 1-1 draw at Watford, in April 2019, as he scored the fastest goal in Premier League history, beating Ledley King's 19-year-old record of 9.82 seconds.