Matthew Longstaff

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Matthew Longstaff
Personal information
Full name Matthew Ben Longstaff[1]
Date of birth (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Rotherham, England[3]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 43
Youth career
0000–2019 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Newcastle United 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:15, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Matthew Ben Longstaff (born 21 March 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Longstaff made his debut for Newcastle on 28 August 2019, starting against Leicester City in the EFL Cup.[4] He scored in the 72nd minute of his Premier League debut, in a 1–0 win against Manchester United on 6 October 2019.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Raised in North Shields, Longstaff's older brother Sean is also a footballer currently playing for Newcastle United. Their father David is a former Great Britain ice hockey player, who featured over 100 times for the national side, and is still active as player-coach for the Whitley Warriors.[7] David is also the cousin of former England international Alan Thompson.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 October 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2019–20[9] Premier League 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
Career total 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019/20 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Matthew Longstaff". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Newcastle United - Matty Longstaff". NUFC.co.uk. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Newcastle United v Leicester City". BBC Sport. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Newcastle 1–0 Man Utd: Matty Longstaff scores winner on debut". BBC Sport. 6 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Matty Longstaff: A day to remember for the Newcastle midfielder". BBC Sport. 6 October 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Newcastle United – Matthew Longstaff". Newcastle United. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Newcastle's Sean Longstaff: the new Carrick with added ice in his veins". Guardian. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Games played by Matthew Longstaff in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2019.