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Chris Long (footballer) Biography

Chris Long (footballer) also called (Christopher Michael Long) is an English professional footballer who now for Crewe Alexandra in League One. He attended the Everton Academy. Long has played for England at all levels, from U16 to U20.

How old is Chris Long (footballer)? – Age

He was born on 25 February 1995 in Skelmersdale, England. He is 27 years as of 2022.

Where did Chris Long (footballer) go to school? – Education

Long entered the Everton academy at the age of five in 2000 and progressed through the youth divisions.

Chris Long (footballer) Wife – Family

Long grew up in Huyton and played schoolboy football for the town.

Chris Long (footballer)
Chris Long (footballer)

What is Long Salary?

His salary is under review.

Chris Net Worth

He receives a predicted net worth of $6 million.

Chris Long Club career

Everton

On 5 February 2011, he made his Toffees’ youth team debut in a 2–1 Premier Academy League defeat to Bolton Wanderers, coming on as a late substitute for Hallam Hope. During the 2011–12 season, he was a regular member of the young squad, scoring 9 goals in 17 appearances.

In July of 2013, he agreed to a two-year professional deal. Long gained his first call to the senior squad for Everton’s dead rubber Europa League group stage encounter against Krasnodar on 11 December, following consistent improvement in the reserves and a goal for the first team in a 3–1 pre-season friendly defeat to Paderborn in August 2014. He was given the number 41 shirt and made his Everton debut after 80 minutes of the 1–0 loss, replacing Conor McAleny. Long revealed in January 2015 that he intended to earn a new contract by performing well on loan away from Goodison Park as he approached the final six months of his contract. Following the 2014–15 season, he declined a new contract and left Everton on July 28, 2015.

Milton Keynes Dons (loan)

On 8th January 2014, Long has agreed on a one-month loan with League One club Milton Keynes Dons. Long, who was given the number 15 shirt, made his professional debut three days later in a 3–2 triumph over Shrewsbury Town, starting the game and scoring his first senior goal to put the Dons 2–1 up.

When his loan with Everton expired in February, he played the entire 90 minutes in the following match against Bristol City and made two more starts. Long made four appearances for the Dons, scoring one goal.

Brentford (loan)

Long joined Championship side Brentford on January 20, 2015, on a one-month loan, following in the footsteps of former Everton junior teammates Jake Bidwell, Adam Forshaw, and Conor McAleny. The loan was prolonged through the end of the 2014–15 season by several extensions. He made his debut four days later, coming on as a late substitute for Andre Gray in a 2–1 win over Norwich City while wearing the number 31 shirt. On his fifth appearance, he scored his first goal for the Bees, a 3–1 win over Bournemouth on February 21. Long made his debut start for the Bees on March 3 against Huddersfield Town, scoring two goals before being substituted by Gray after 73 minutes. Brentford’s opening in a 3–2 win over Blackburn Rovers two weeks later made it four goals in five games for him. Long missed the rest of the regular season due to a stomach sickness, an injury, and a gashed knee (the latter sustained in an Everton reserve match).

Long did not play again until the season’s final game, a 3–0 playoff semi-final second leg defeat to Middlesbrough on 15 May, when he came in to replace Toumani Diagouraga after 71 minutes.

During his time with the club, he made 11 appearances and scored four goals.

Burnley

Long joined Burnley for an undisclosed price on July 28, 2015, after being relegated from the Championship. Burnley dismissed him in May 2018 after his contract had expired after three years with the club.

Loan spells

Long signed a season-long loan with League One club Fleetwood Town on August 12, 2016.
Long was recalled by Burnley on 30 January 2017 and promptly loaned to another League One club, Bolton Wanderers, until the end of the season.
He made his home debut for the club, scoring in a 4–1 win over Walsall after coming on as a replacement. Long signed a season-long loan contract with League One club Northampton Town on July 28, 2017.

Fleetwood Town

Long signed a two-year deal with EFL League One club Fleetwood Town on July 20, 2018.

Blackpool

Long joined Blackpool until the conclusion of the 2018–19 season on January 8, 2019, after his contract with Fleetwood was mutually cancelled.

Chris Long (footballer) Motherwell

Long signed a one-year contract with Motherwell on June 10, 2019, to commence after his Blackpool contract expired on June 30, 2019.

He made his debut against Queen of the South in a Scottish League Cup group stage encounter on 13 July 2019, but he had to be replaced after only three minutes after being struck in the face by the ball within the opening ten seconds of the game. On January 18, 2020, Long scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 3–0 Scottish Cup triumph over Dundee.

Long had signed a new one-year contract to stay at Motherwell on July 10, 2020. At the completion of the 2020–21 season, he was released by the team.

Crewe Alexandra

On 7 June 2021, Long signed a two-year deal with League One team Crewe Alexandra.

On 10 August 2021, he made his Crewe debut in a League Cup first-round fixture against Hartlepool United, but owing to COVID-19, Norovirus, and a minor injury, he failed to acquire more games. On 30 October 2021, against MK Dons at Gresty Road, he scored his first Crewe goal, however he later sustained a groin injury in Crewe’s next game.

Chris Long (footballer) International career

Long was a member of the England national team from the age of 16 to 20.

In the 2010–11 Victory Shield campaign, he played in two games for the U16s.

Long was nominated to England’s U20 World Cup squad in June 2013 after being promoted an age-group.

In a 3–0 pre-tournament friendly win over Uruguay, he scored his first goal for the team. As England dropped out of the group stage, he played as a substitute against Egypt and Iraq. On November 14, 2013, Long made his U19 debut against Hungary in a friendly match. On October 11, 2014, Long scored his second U20 goal in a 3–2 Four Nations Tournament win over the Netherlands.

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