1146 James Furlong

Biography

Irish left back James Furlong joined the Tigers on the first day of September 2023, an investment in the future. After playing regularly for the Under-21 side and sitting unused on the first team bench on nine occasions, James finally made his senior debut for the Tigers in January 2024 in a Cup tie at Birmingham City, setting up the Tigers’ goal for Jason Lokilo.

Walter James Byrne Furlong was born in Dublin and as a teenager came through the ranks at Bray Wanderers and Shamrock Rovers. In April 2019 he made his senior debut against Dundalk, two months ahead of his 17th birthday, and was an unused substitute for several other matches during the 2018 season.

In July 2019 he transferred to English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion and served the academy sides for a year before making his senior debut for Brighton Under-21 in a September 2020 EFL Trophy tie against AFC Wimbledon – a second EFL Trophy appearance against Charlton Athletic followed a week later. He made further EFL Trophy appearances during the next two seasons and made his first and only appearance for the Brighton first team in an August 2022 League Cup tie against Forest Green Rovers.

In January 2023 Furlong joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell on a half-season loan and made his debut against St Johnstone at the start of February. He made 16 appearances for Motherwell during this spell and contributed three assists. Returning to Brighton at the start of the 2023/24 season, he left the club at the end of August 2023 transfer window to join Hull City. He made 9 senior appearances for the Seagulls.

Identified by the Ireland international scouting network from a young age, James played once for the Under-15s in January 2017 and graduated to the Under-16s in May 2018, playing twice against Sweden and Austria. In September 2018 he made his Under-17 debut against Turkiye and ended the 2018/19 season with nine Under-17 appearances including three at the 2019 Under-17 Euros hosted by his home country. He added two appearances for Ireland’s Under-18s in September 2019, then in June 2023 he made his debut for the Ireland Under-21 side, playing Ukraine and Kuwait. In September and October 2023, while at Hull City, he made three further Under-21 appearances against Turkiye, San Marino and Latvia.

Details

Nationality: Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 7 June 2002, Dublin
Hull City First Game: 16 December 2023, Birmingham City A (FA Cup Third Round Replay), 21 years, 223 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]

Clubs

Shamrock Rovers (2018-2019), Brighton & Hove Albion (2019-2023), Motherwell (2023, loan), Hull City (2023-current)

Hull City Record

Career: 1 apps, 0 goals

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