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Long voted Player of the Season

Posted on: Mon 09 May 2011

Shane Long has been announced as the Reading FC Player of the Season for the 2010/2011 campaign.

The Irish international received the accolade, which was voted for by Royals fans, prior to the game with Derby County this Saturday.

Malian winger Jimmy Kebe was voted into second, whilst Academy product Jem Karacan took third spot in the poll.

It caps an extraordinary season for Long, who has scored 26 times for club and country and prior to kick off sat as the Championship's second highest scorer with 21 league strikes to his name.

He became the first Reading player in ten years to hit 20 league goals in a season and the first Royal in 14 years to hit that tally in the second tier of English football.

The 24-year-old has already received numerous accolades this year, including being named as the Republic of Ireland's Young Player of the Year for 2010.

"I'm delighted to be named player of the season, it's great to be up for these awards but as clichéd as it sounds it's a team effort," said Long.

"The whole squad has been brilliant this year. The season has been amazing and it's hard to pick a high point but hopefully the best moments are yet to come."

Shane Long

Shane's 26 Goals
11.09.10 Reading 3-0 Crystal Palace - 1
08.10.10 Ireland 2-3 Russia - 1
23.10.10 Burnley 0-4 Reading - 1
06.11.10 QPR 3-1 Reading - 1
13.11.10 Reading 3-3 Norwich - 1
17.11.10 Ireland 1-2 Norway - 1
18.12.10 Derby 1-2 Reading - 2
26.12.10 Reading 4-1 Bristol C -2
03.01.11 Reading 2-1 Burnley - 2
08.01.11 Reading 1-0 West Brom - 1
15.01.11 Doncaster 0-3 Reading - 1
29.01.11 Stevenage 1-2 Reading - 1
12.02.11 Norwich 2-1 Reading - 1
15.02.11 Sheff Utd 1-1 Reading - 1
22.02.11 Reading 2-1 Millwall - 1
26.02.11 C Palace 3-3 Reading - 1
05.03.11 Reading 5-2 Mboro - 2
08.03.11 Ipswich 1-3 Reading - 1
29.03.11 Ireland 2-3 Uruguay - 1
02.04.11 Reading 2-0 Portsmouth - 2
12.04.11 Scunthorpe 0-2 Reading - 1

Shane Long

Player of the season winners

1963/64 - Colin Meldrum
1964/65 - Colin Meldrum
1965/66 - Jimmy Wheeler
1966/67 - George Harris
1967/68 - Mike Dixon
1968/69 - Peter Silvester
1969/70 - Steve Death
1970/71 - Terry Bell
1971/72 - Gordon Cumming
1972/73 - Steve Death
1973/74 - Steve Death
1974/75 - Robin Friday
1975/76 - Robin Friday
1976/77 - Steve Death
1977/78 - Richie Bowman
1978/79 - Richie Bowman
1979/80 - Mark White
1980/81 - Steve Hetzke
1981/82 - Jerry Williams
1982/83 - Steve Richardson
1983/84 - Steve Richardson
1984/85 - Steve Wood
1985/86 - Steve Wood
1986/87 - Kevin Bremner
1987/88 - Steve Francis
1988/89 - Trevor Senior
1989/90 - Martin Hicks
1990/91 - Keith McPherson
1991/92 - Mick Gooding
1992/93 - Mick Gooding
1993/94 - Dylan Kerr
1994/95 - Shaka Hislop
1995/96 - Mick Gooding
1996/97 - Trevor Morley
1997/98 - Phil Parkinson
1998/99 - Phil Parkinson
1999/00 - Darren Caskey
2000/01 - Martin Butler
2001/2 - Graeme Murty
2002/3 - James Harper
2003/4 - Graeme Murty
2004/5 - Dave Kitson
2005/6 - Kevin Doyle
2006/7 - Ivar Ingimarsson
2007/8 - Stephen Hunt
2008/9 - Chris Armstrong
2009/10 - Gylfi Sigurdsson

2010/11 - Shane Long

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