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.
Born and raised in Sheffield, 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. Often a regular for the Blades over the next seven years, Long also had loan spells in Scotland and the lower leagues.
Long has earned solitary international caps for England at under-18 and under-20 levels.
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: [current player]
Sheffield United (2009-2018), Oxford United (2014, loan), Motherwell (2015, loan), AFC Wimbledon (2017-2018, loan), Hull City (2018-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 61 apps, 0 goalsGeorge Long
|2018/19||3 (1)||0||1 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2019/20||45 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2020/21||4 (0)||0||2 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||2 (0)||0|