1058 George Long

Biography

Goalkeeper Long joined City in the Summer of 2018 and made his first team debut in a League Cup tie against Derby County at the end of August.  He spent most of his first season at the KCOM as David Marshall’s first team deputy, but saw some first team action in late April 2019 when it became clear the Scotsman was not renewing his contract.  Long impressed in these games with his athletic netminding, establishing him as a natural first choice in Grant McCann’s side.  Within weeks of the 2019/20 season starting it was clear that Long was City’s number 1, as he combined fine shot-stopping with strength under the high ball and laser-guided distribution. He was first choice for the entire season but when City were relegated Long’s form dropped, then injury meant he started 2020/21 out of the first team. George was reserve goalkeeper to Matt Ingram for most of the 2020/21 League One title winning season and when h did get a run of starts in January and February 2021 his form was not his best. When City were promoted to the Championship in May 2021 Long’s contract expired and he left the club.

In May 2021 George joined Championship side Millwall.

Born and raised in Sheffield, George Martin Long joined home town club Sheffield United as a youngster and made it all the way through the ranks to the first team, making his debut in May 2011.  He was first choice keeper for most of the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons as the Blades battled in vain to escape the clutches of League One. After spending the 2014/15 season on loan at Oxford United and Motherwell, George returned to first team action for Sheffield United in the 2015/16 season. When the Blades won the League One title a year later Long was back on the bench, understudying Simon Moore. He spent 2017/18 season on loan at AFC Wimbledon prior to joining the Tigers in the 2018 close season – during his seven years at Bramall Lane George made 123 appearances for the Blades plus a further 75 appearances during three loan spells.

Long earned solitary international caps for England at under-18 and under-20 levels.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 5 November 1993, Sheffield
Hull City First Game: 28 August 2018, Derby County H (League Cup Second Round), 24 years, 296 days old
Hull City Final Game: 6 February 2021, Burton Albion A (League One), 27 years, 93 days old

Clubs

Sheffield United (2009-2018), Oxford United (2014, loan), Motherwell (2015, loan), AFC Wimbledon (2017-2018, loan), Hull City (2018-2021), Millwall (2021-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 65 apps, 0 goals

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2020/218 (0)02 (0)01 (0)0--2 (0)0

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