Shane Long

Born: January 22, 1987 (age 29)

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
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Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on December 5, 2015 in West Bromwich, England.
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League match at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur take on Southampton.
22:36
Shane Long celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United on April 9, 2016
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: 'Shane Long is now a complete striker'
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman praises Shane Long for becoming a complete striker over the past season.
18:43
Graziano Pelle of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
Ronald Koeman criticises Graziano Pelle
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman reveals that he omitted Graziano Pelle from their 4-2 win over Man City as he had not been impressed by the striker in training.
May 1, 20:18
Ronald Koeman during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Southampton on April 23, 2016
Ronald Koeman delighted with Southampton performance
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman hails his players following Sunday's 4-2 win over Manchester City in the Premier League.
May 1, 19:07
Sadio Mane of Southampton (10) celebrates as he scores their first goal with a header during the Capital One Cup quarter final match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on December 2, 2015 in Southampton, England
Southampton's Sadio Mane: 'Result more important than hat-trick'
Southampton attacker Sadio Mane insists that beating Manchester City on Sunday afternoon was more important than his hat-trick against the Champions League semi-finalists.
May 1, 18:45
Jose Fonte of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at Vicarage Road on August 23, 2015 in Watford, United Kingdom.
Jose Fonte "very pleased" with Southampton display
Southampton captain Jose Fonte says that his team were "commanding" and "superior" in Sunday's 4-2 victory over Manchester City in the Premier League.
May 1, 18:38
Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City on May 1, 2016
Result: Sadio Mane hits treble in Southampton win
Southampton keep their Europa League hopes alive with a 4-2 win over an understrength Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
May 1, 18:23
Ronald Koeman during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Southampton on April 23, 2016
Live Commentary: Southampton 4-2 Manchester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium.
May 1, 15:30
Southampton's Irish striker Shane Long celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Sunday's Premier League match at St Mary's as Southampton take on Manchester City.
Apr 30, 15:59
Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Southampton on April 23, 2016
Result: Dusan Tadic double helps Southampton edge out Aston Villa
Southampton register a 4-2 victory over already-relegated Aston Villa to maintain their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League.
Apr 23, 16:56
Shane Long celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Southampton on April 23, 2016
Live Commentary: Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Southampton's 4-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Apr 23, 14:51
Graziano Pelle controls the ball during the Premier League game between Everton and Southampton on April 16, 2016
Result: Everton, Southampton share the points at Goodison Park
Ramiro Funes Mori and Sadio Mane score the goals as Everton and Southampton play out a 1-1 draw in Saturday afternoon's Premier League match at Goodison Park.
Apr 16, 16:59
Roberto Martinez looks on prior to the FA Cup fifth-round match between Bournemouth and Everton on February 20, 2016
Team News: Six changes for Everton
Under-pressure Roberto Martinez makes six changes to his Everton side for the visit of Southampton.
Apr 16, 14:07
Romelu Lukaku heads in Everton's opener against Southampton on August 15, 2015
Preview: Everton vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews this weekend's Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park.
Apr 15, 13:52
General Views of St James Park before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James Park on April 19, 2014
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park.
Apr 15, 13:51
Shane Long celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United on April 9, 2016
Result: Southampton cruise to home victory over hapless Newcastle United
Southampton beat Newcastle United 3-1 at St Mary's to keep alive their hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top five.
Apr 9, 16:51
Ronald Koeman gets ready for battle ahead of the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 6, 2016
Team News: Aleksandar Mitrovic starts for Newcastle United
Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic is handed a start in this afternoon's trip to Southampton.
Apr 9, 14:07
Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United on April 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Southampton 3-1 Newcastle United - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Southampton's routine 3-1 win over Newcastle United, as the Saints closed in on the Premier League's top five.
Apr 9, 14:00
A view inside St Mary's ahead of the game between Southampton and Everton on August 15, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Newcastle United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's.
Apr 8, 13:36
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on October 17, 2015
Preview: Leicester City vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between the league leaders Leicester City and Europe-chasing Southampton.
Apr 1, 14:35
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: Republic of Ireland held at home by Slovakia
Slovakia hold Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland to a 2-2 draw in Dublin.
Mar 29, 21:39
Ciaran Clark of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring the opening goal during the international friendly against Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016
Result: Ciaran Clark's header gives Republic of Ireland slender win over Switzerland
Ciaran Clark's third-minute header earns the Republic of Ireland a 1-0 win over Switzerland in their international friendly in Dublin.
Mar 25, 21:41
Sadio Mane pulls the first one back during the Premier League game between Southampton and Liverpool on March 20, 2016
Result: Three-goal Southampton comeback stuns Liverpool at St Mary's
Liverpool see a two-goal lead slip away in the second half as Southampton claim a 3-2 victory at St Mary's Stadium.
Mar 20, 15:23
Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring in the match between Stoke City and Southampton on March 12, 2016
Result: Ten-men Southampton hang on to end Stoke City's unbeaten run
Ten-men Southampton end Stoke City's unbeaten run by sealing a 2-1 victory at the Britannia Stadium.
Mar 12, 16:55
Ryan Shawcross for Stoke on January 4, 2015
Team News: Ryan Shawcross returns for Stoke City
Captain Ryan Shawcross lines up for Stoke City against Southampton after eight games out.
Mar 12, 14:08
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on November 21, 2015
Preview: Stoke City vs. Southampton
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Saturday's Premier League match between top-half duo Stoke City and Southampton.
Mar 11, 13:34
Ronald Koeman gets ready for battle ahead of the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 6, 2016
Ronald Koeman says Charlie Austin remains out injured for Southampton
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says that Shane Long will feature against Stoke City, but Charlie Austin will remain absent for the game at the Britannia Stadium.
Mar 10, 16:23
Charlie Austin celebrates after scoring the winner for Southampton at Old Trafford on January 23, 2016
Southampton's Charlie Austin out for "several weeks" with hamstring injury
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confirms that Charlie Austin will be sidelined for "several weeks" with a hamstring injury.
Mar 2, 13:09
Ronald Koeman gets ready for battle ahead of the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 6, 2016
Team News: Sadio Mane, Maya Yoshida, James Ward-Prowse back for Southampton
Sadio Mane, James Ward-Prowse and Maya Yoshida are recalled by Ronald Koeman for Southampton's trip to Bournemouth.
Mar 1, 18:53
Simon Francis and Oriol Romeu in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Southampton on March 1, 2016
Live Commentary: Bournemouth 2-0 Southampton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Bournemouth's comfortable 2-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League.
Mar 1, 18:45
Eddie Howe has a nose during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Stoke City on February 13, 2016
Preview: Bournemouth vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Premier League clash between south coast rivals Bournemouth and Southampton at the Vitality Stadium.
Feb 29, 21:35
Thibaut Courtois shows off his impressive nasal side profile on December 14, 2015
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois hails "team effort"
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois takes to Twitter to praise his teammates following Saturday's 2-1 win over Southampton in the Premier League.
Feb 27, 22:21
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink strikes a pose in the dugout during the game with Watford on December 26, 2015
Guus Hiddink pleased with Chelsea comeback
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink praises his side for their come-from-behind win over Southampton.
Feb 27, 18:47
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Result: Branislav Ivanovic leads Chelsea to late comeback win over Southampton
Chelsea beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's to move up to 11th place in the Premier League table.
Feb 27, 16:52
Chelsea players look downbeat after Shane Long scores during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Live Commentary: Southampton 1-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Southampton's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, as the Blues battled back late on to claim all three points.
Feb 27, 13:59
Sadio Mane of Southampton scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Preview: Southampton vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League clash between in-form duo Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's.
Feb 25, 15:44
Francesco Guidolin watches from the stands during the game between Swansea and Watford on January 18, 2016
Francesco Guidolin unhappy with Swansea City performance against Southampton
Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin describes his side's performance in their 1-0 defeat to Southampton as the worst of his tenure so far.
Feb 13, 22:04
 Shane Long of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's first goal against Swansea City on February 13, 2016
Result: Southampton march on with narrow victory over Swansea City
Southampton edge out Swansea City 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium to pile further misery on the relegation strugglers, courtesy of Shane Long's second-half header.
Feb 13, 16:54
Shane Long of Southampton and Neil Taylor of Swansea City compete for the ball on February 13, 2016
Live Commentary: Swansea City 0-1 Southampton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Southampton's 1-0 win over Swansea City, as the Saints continued their recent impressive run of form.
Feb 13, 13:59
Maya Yoshida celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United on February 6, 2016
Result: Ten-man Southampton beat West Ham United
Ten-man Southampton make it four wins in their last five Premier League games with a 1-0 success over West Ham United at St Mary's on Saturday night.
Feb 6, 19:23
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester362211364343077
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs361913467283970
3Arsenal361910759342567
4Manchester CityMan City361971068383064
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd35179943311260
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351514660431759
7Southampton361691153391457
8Liverpool3515101059481155
9Chelsea351212115548748
10Stoke CityStoke36139143852-1448
11Everton351014115549644
12Watford35128153642-644
13Swansea CitySwansea361110153750-1343
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom361011153246-1441
15Bournemouth36118174363-2041
16Crystal Palace36109173646-1039
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3689193964-2533
18Sunderland35711174058-1832
19Norwich CityNorwich3587203561-2631
RAston Villa3637262772-4516