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Sam Joins The Long List

Defender joins the 200 club for Academy graduates

16 February 2023

Sam Long signing a new three-year deal with the U’s is another triumph for Oxford United’s Academy.

Sam is one of over 100 players to graduate from the youth team to the senior side and this week he also joined an exclusive group who have gone on to play over 200 times for the club after stepping up from the Academy

Sam made his 200th appearance at MK last Saturday and is in illustrious company in the top ten table:

Senior Appearances from OUFC Academy graduates

Roy Burton 449
Joey Beauchamp 428
Billy Jeffrey 358
Peter Foley 321
Les Taylor 239
Dick Lucas 219
Sam Long 201*
Bobby Ford 190
John Evanson 179
Matty Taylor 175*

*as at 16th February 2023

(Before you all shout: Pat Quartermain made 305 appearances but there was no Academy system when he started with the club and Josh Ruffels played 318 times but left the Academy at 14 and is therefore excluded.)

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