- 1. Career
Sean David Longstaff is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United as a midfielder.
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. In July 2017, he signed on loan for EFL League One club Blackpool for the 2017–18 season where he made 45 appearances and scored nine goals.
His first goal for the Newcastle United first team was on 17 July 2018, when he opened the scoring in a 2–0 win over St Patrick's Athletic in a pre-season friendly at Richmond Park. Longstaff impressed manager Rafa Benítez in pre-season and was rewarded with a four-year contract in November 2018. Longstaff made his competitive first team debut against Nottingham Forest in the second round of the EFL Cup in August 2018, before making his Premier League debut as a second-half substitute against Liverpool at Anfield the following December. This was followed up by his first goal in an FA Cup third round 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.
On 26 February 2019, Longstaff scored his first Premier League goal for Newcastle in a 2–0 win over Burnley.
In March 2019, Longstaff was ruled out for the rest of the 2018–19 season following a knee ligament injury.
On 31 January 2023, he scored a brace in a 2–1 win over Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg to qualify his club to their first final since 1999.
On 4 October 2023, he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal, in a 4–1 win over Paris Saint-Germain at St James' Park.