Shane Long

1987 - Today

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Shane Patrick Long (born 22 January 1987) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Southampton and the Republic of Ireland national team. He also played hurling for the Tipperary county team in his early life. Long began his football career at Cork City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shane Long has received more than 1,729,877 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Shane Long is the 9,458th most popular soccer player (down from 6,732nd in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 309th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Irish Soccer Player.

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  • 38

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  • 4.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Shane Long ranks 9,458 out of 16,923Before him are Shigeru Morioka, Volkan Şen, Thiago Maia, Álvaro Luiz Maior de Aquino, Alan David Dotti, and Ibrahima Touré. After him are Aco Stojkov, Gabriel Torres, Taro Goto, Elpídio Silva, Tarek Hamed, and Alo Bärengrub.

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Among people born in 1987, Shane Long ranks 604Before him are Djalma Campos, Michihiro Yasuda, Stefan Filipović, Issiar Dia, Victor Ortiz, and Volkan Şen. After him are An Chol-hyok, Réginal Goreux, Damir Kedžo, Sílvio, Tina Desai, and Abdullah Al-Mayouf.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Shane Long ranks 393 out of 460Before him are Anthony Stokes (1988), Eve Hewson (1991), Michelle Smith (1969), Stephen Ward (1985), Lisa Hannigan (1981), and Ian Harte (1977). After him are Charlie McCreevy (1949), Danny O'Donoghue (1980), Barry Keoghan (1992), Stephen Ireland (1986), Kevin Doyle (1983), and Eamonn Coghlan (1952).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Shane Long ranks 29Before him are Frank Stapleton (1956), Séamus Coleman (1988), Kevin Moran (1956), Anthony Stokes (1988), Stephen Ward (1985), and Ian Harte (1977). After him are Stephen Ireland (1986), Kevin Doyle (1983), Brian Kerr (1953), Stephen Carr (1976), Liam Miller (1981), and Matt Doherty (1992).