Sean Longstaff

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Sean Longstaff
Personal information
Full name Sean David Longstaff[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-30) 30 October 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 36
Youth career
0000–2016 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Newcastle United 16 (1)
2017Kilmarnock (loan) 16 (3)
2017–2018Blackpool (loan) 42 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:16, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Sean David Longstaff (born 30 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Longstaff began his career with the youth team of Newcastle United. He moved on loan to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock in January 2017, along with Callum Roberts and Freddie Woodman.[3] He signed on loan for Blackpool in July 2017.[4]

Longstaff impressed manager Rafa Benítez in pre-season and was rewarded with a four-year contract in November 2018.[5] Longstaff's first appearance for the senior team came as a substitute in a 4–0 loss to Liverpool in December 2018. Two weeks later, after getting his first start in the FA Cup, Longstaff made his full Premier League debut away at Chelsea. This was followed up by his first goal in the FA Cup replay against Blackburn Rovers before he put in a memorable performance by winning the penalty that gave Newcastle a 2–1 win over champions Manchester City in January 2019.[6][7]

On 26 February 2019, Longstaff scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle in a 2–0 win over Burnley.[8]

In March 2019, Longstaff was ruled out for the rest of the 2018–19 season following a knee ligament injury.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Raised in North Shields, Longstaff's younger brother Matthew 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.[10] David Longstaff is also the cousin of former England international Alan Thompson.[11]

Longstaff's father stated that both Sean and Matty Longstaff are lifelong fans of Newcastle United.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 October 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2016–17[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[15] Premier League 9 1 3 1 1 0 13 2
2019–20[16] Premier League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 15 1 3 1 1 0 19 2
Newcastle United U23 2018–19[15] 3[a] 0 3 0
Kilmarnock (loan) 2016–17[13] Scottish Premiership 16 3 1 0 0 0 17 3
Blackpool (loan) 2017–18[14] League One 42 8 1 0 1 0 1[a] 1 45 9
Career total 73 12 5 1 2 0 4 1 84 14
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sean Longstaff". Newcastle United. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock sign Newcastle's Cal Roberts, Sean Longstaff, Freddie Woodman on loan". BBC Sport. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Sean Longstaff: Blackpool sign teenage Newcastle United midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Longstaff signs new four-year deal". Newcastle United Football Club.
  6. ^ "Newcastle see off Blackburn with Joselu and Ayoze Pérez extra-time flourish". Guardian. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Newcastle's Matt Ritchie on the spot to dent Manchester City's title hopes". Guardian. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Sean Longstaff on target as Newcastle end Burnley's good run". Guardian. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff 'likely' to miss rest of season with injury". BBC Sport. 7 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Newcastle United – Matthew Longstaff". Newcastle United. Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Newcastle's Sean Longstaff: the new Carrick with added ice in his veins". Guardian. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  12. ^ LIVE: Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff... - BBC Newcastle - Radio for the North East, retrieved 2019-06-27
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Sean Longstaff in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Sean Longstaff in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Sean Longstaff in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Games played by Sean Longstaff in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2019.