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Shane Long
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D.O.B. :22/01/1987
Place of Birth :Gortnahoe, Co Tipperary


Shane Patrick Long (born 22 January 1987) is a professional footballer with Reading. Before concentrating on football, Long was an Under-18 hurler with Tipperary.

Club career
Long was born in Gortnahoe, County Tipperary, Ireland.He started his football career with Tipperary club St Michael's in 2000, joining Cork City with a scholarship on 1 July 2004. Long was called to the first team squad for the 2005 season when manager Pat Dolan was replaced by Damien Richardson, and the new manager awarded him his senior début in the Setanta Sports Cup in March 2005. However, following Dolan's consultation with his brother, Reading coach Eamon Dolan, Reading made bids for both Long and Kevin Doyle. Cork were forced to sell Doyle due to a contract clause, but the circumstances surrounding Long's transfer were not disclosed.

Long signed as a Reading player on 7 June 2005.

In Reading's Championship-winning 2005–06 campaign, he scored three goals in 10 substitute appearances, making his first league start on 17 April 2006 in the 3-1 home victory against Stoke City. He also started all of the games in Reading's FA Cup campaign and scored one goal.

On 4 July 2007, Long signed an improved four-year contract to keep him at Reading until the end of the 2010–11 season.

International career
Long's form for Reading in the 2005–06 season earned him four Republic of Ireland U19 caps.

Due to injuries to his Reading team mate Kevin Doyle and Sunderland's Stephen Elliott, he earned his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland in their 2-1 win away to San Marino on 7 February 2007. When Long earned his second cap as a substitute against Slovakia on 28 March 2007 he became the first person to play both hurling and international football at Croke Park, having been part of the Tipperary team for the All-Ireland Minor semi-finals in 2003 and 2004.

Long scored his first international goal in a friendly 1-1 draw against Bolivia on 26 May 2007, and followed this with a brace in Ireland's 4-0 win over Denmark on 22 August 2007.
Debut:7 February 2007 v San Marino

Clubs: St Michaels (Tipperary), Cork City Reading




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Shane Long's playing record
Season Openin. Subst. Goals Yellows Reds
2007 2 5 3 1 0
2008 0 2 0 0 0
2009 0 2 0 0 0
2010 2 3 2 0 0
2011 3 4 1 0 0
2012 3 6 2 1 0
2013 9 1 2 1 0
2014 4 5 1 0 0
2015 1 7 2 0 0
2016 11 1 2 2 0
Total 35 36 15 5 0
By season | In opening squad | Substituted in | Goals | Yellow cards | Red cards



Shane Long's full debut
07.02.2007 at 19:45 World Cup Qualifier A San Marino 2 - 1


Last 10 games where Shane Long started | Show All
09.10.2016 at 21:45 World Cup Qualifier A Moldova 1 - 3
06.10.2016 at 19:45 World Cup Qualifier H Georgia  
05.09.2016 at 20:45 World Cup Qualifier A Serbia 2 - 2
31.08.2016 at 19:45 Friendly H Oman  
26.06.2016 at 15:00 European Cup Finals A France 1 - 2
22.06.2016 at 21:00 European Cup Finals A Italy  
18.06.2016 at 15:00 European Cup Finals A Belgium  
13.06.2016 at 17:00 European Cup Finals A Sweden 1 - 1
27.05.2016 at 15:00 Friendly H Netherlands 1 - 1
29.03.2016 at 15:00 Friendly H Slovakia 2 - 2


Last 10 games in which Shane Long scored.
27.05.2016 at 15:00 Friendly H Netherlands 1 - 1
29.03.2016 at 15:00 Friendly H Slovakia 2 - 2
08.10.2015 at 20:45 European Cup Qualifier H Germany  
04.09.2015 at 19:45 European Cup Qualifier A Gibralter  
05.03.2014 at 19:45 Friendly H Serbia 1 - 2
15.11.2013 at 19:45 Friendly H Latvia  
29.05.2013 at 15:00 Friendly A England 1 - 1
11.09.2012 at 15:00 Friendly N Oman 4 - 1
26.05.2012 at 15:00 Friendly H Bosnia Herzegovina  
29.03.2011 at 19:45 Friendly H Uruguay 2 - 3


Games in which Shane Long was a Substitute.
31.05.2016 Friendly H Belarus 1 - 2
16.11.2015 European Cup Play off H Bosnia Herzegovina  
08.10.2015 European Cup Qualifier H Germany  
07.09.2015 European Cup Qualifier H Georgia  
04.09.2015 European Cup Qualifier A Gibralter  
13.06.2015 European Cup Qualifier H Scotland 1 - 1
07.06.2015 Friendly H England  
29.03.2015 European Cup Qualifier H Poland 1 - 1
18.11.2014 Friendly H USA 4 - 1
07.09.2014 European Cup Qualifier A Georgia 2 - 1
03.09.2014 Friendly H Oman  
11.06.2014 Friendly A Portugal 1 - 5
07.06.2014 Friendly A Costa Rica 1 - 1
15.11.2013 Friendly H Latvia  
16.10.2012 World Cup Qualifier A Faroe Islands 4 - 1
12.10.2012 World Cup Qualifier H Germany 1 - 6
07.09.2012 World Cup Qualifier A Kazakhstan 2 - 1
18.06.2012 European Cup Finals N Italy  
10.06.2012 European Cup Finals N Croatia 1 - 3
26.05.2012 Friendly H Bosnia Herzegovina  
07.10.2011 European Cup Qualifier A Andorra  
04.06.2011 European Cup Qualifier A FYR Macedonia  
26.03.2011 European Cup Qualifier H FYR Macedonia 2 - 1
11.02.2011 Carling Nations Cup H Wales  
08.10.2010 European Cup Qualifier H Russia 2 - 3
28.05.2010 Friendly H Algeria  
25.05.2010 Friendly H Paraguay 2 - 1
12.08.2009 Friendly H Australia  
29.05.2009 Friendly N Nigeria 1 - 1
19.11.2008 Friendly H Poland 2 - 3
24.05.2008 Friendly H Serbia 1 - 1
13.10.2007 European Cup Qualifier H Germany  
12.09.2007 European Cup Qualifier A Czech Rep  
22.08.2007 Friendly A Denmark  
23.05.2007 Friendly A Ecuador 1 - 1
28.03.2007 European Cup Qualifier H Slovakia  
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