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Leroy Sané
Sané with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name Leroy Aziz Sané[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Essen, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2005 SG Wattenscheid 09
2005–2008 Schalke 04
2008–2011 Bayer Leverkusen
2011–2014 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Schalke 04 47 (11)
2016–2020 Manchester City 90 (25)
2020– Bayern Munich 105 (29)
National team
2014–2015 Germany U19 11 (5)
2015–2016 Germany U21 10 (5)
2015– Germany 57 (13)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  Germany
FIFA Confederations Cup
Winner 2017 Russia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:21, 28 October 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:54, 18 October 2023 (UTC)

Leroy Aziz Sané (German pronunciation: [ˈliːʁɔʏ zaˈneː]; born 11 January 1996) is a German footballer. He plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team. In 2014, he began playing professionally for Schalke 04. He was transferred to Manchester City in 2016 for £37 million.

Early life and academy football[change | change source]

Sané was born on January 11, 1996 in Essen, Germany. He joined the youth team of SG Wattenscheid 09 at the age of 5. In 2005, he joined the academy of German club Schalke 04. He joined the academy of Bayer Leverkusen in 2008. He rejoined Schalke 04's academy in 2011.

Club career[change | change source]

Schalke 04[change | change source]

Sané signed a 3-year professional contract with Schalke 04 in 2014. He made his Bundesliga debut against VfB Stuttgart on April 20, 2014. He was subbed on in the 77th minute, replacing Max Meyer in a 3-1 loss. He scored his first goal on December 13, 2014 in a 2-1 loss against 1. FC Köln. He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 4-3 win against Real Madrid on March 11, 2015.

Manchester City[change | change source]

Sané signed a 5-year contract with Premier League club Manchester City on August 2, 2016. The transfer fee was £37 million. It included add-ons based on performance. The deal could be worth as much as £46.5 million. He made his debut with the club on September 10, 2016. The team played against Manchester United in the Manchester derby. On December 18, 2016, he scored his first goal for the club. It was during the Premier League match against Arsenal. He did not play in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup because he had to have surgery for a nasal congestion problem.

Sané performed well in the 2017–2018 season. He received the Premier League Player of the Month award for October 2017. He was part of the club’s squad during the 2017–2018 FA Cup. The 2018 EFL Cup final was held on February 25, 2018, at Wembley Stadium. In it Manchester City won the trophy with a score of 3–0 against Arsenal. Leroy played 77 minutes in the match before he was substituted off.

He won The "PFA Young Player of the Year" title in the 2017–2018 season. His first Manchester derby goal came on April 24, 2019, in a 2–0 win in a match between Manchester City and Manchester United. He sustained a torn ACL during the 2019 FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Liverpool on August 4, 2019. He played for 13 minutes before being substituted off. Manchester City defended the trophy, winning 5–4 on penalties.

Bayern Munchen[change | change source]

Sané left Manchester City and joined Bayern Munich on July 15, 2020 for 49,000,000.

International career[change | change source]

Sané holds both German and French citizenships. He can play for either of the two nations. He chose to play for Germany. He made his junior international debut with the German national under-19 squad in 2014. He played for the team into 2015. During this time. he scored 8 goals in his 11 appearances with the squad. On August 28, 2015, he received a call from coach Horst Hrubesch to play for the German under-21 team for a friendly match against Denmark. He also played against Azerbaijan in a 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier match.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

As of match played 17 April 2024
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Schalke 04 2013–14[3] Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[3] Bundesliga 13 3 0 0 1[c] 1 14 4
2015–16[3] Bundesliga 33 8 2 0 7[d] 1 42 9
Total 47 11 2 0 8 2 57 13
Manchester City 2016–17[4] Premier League 26 5 5 2 2 0 4[c] 2 37 9
2017–18[5] Premier League 32 10 3 1 5 3 9[c] 0 49 14
2018–19[6] Premier League 31 10 4 2 3 0 8[c] 4 1[e] 0 47 16
2019–20[7] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[e] 0 2 0
Total 90 25 12 5 10 3 21 6 2 0 135 39
Bayern Munich 2020–21[8] Bundesliga 32 6 1 1 8[c] 3 3[f] 0 44 10
2021–22[9] Bundesliga 32 7 2 1 10[c] 6 1[g] 0 45 14
2022–23[10] Bundesliga 32 8 3 1 8[c] 4 1[g] 1 44 14
2023–24[11] Bundesliga 26 8 1 0 10[c] 1 1[g] 0 39 9
Total 122 29 8 3 36 14 6 1 172 47
Career total 259 65 22 8 10 3 65 22 8 1 364 99
  1. Includes DFB-Pokal, FA Cup
  2. Includes EFL Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  4. Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. 5.0 5.1 Appearance in FA Community Shield
  6. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Appearance in DFL-Supercup

International[change | change source]

As of match played 21 November 2023[12]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 2015 1 0
2016 3 0
2017 5 0
2018 8 2
2019 4 3
2020 4 1
2021 15 5
2022 10 0
2023 9 2
Total 59 13
As of match played 12 September 2023
Germany score listed first, score column indicates score after each Sané goal.[12]
List of international goals scored by Leroy Sané
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 2018 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany 16  Russia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2 19 November 2018 Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 17  Netherlands 2–0 2–2 2018–19 UEFA Nations League A
3 24 March 2019 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 19  Netherlands 1–0 3–2 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
4 8 June 2019 Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus 20  Belarus 1–0 2–0
5 11 June 2019 Opel Arena, Mainz, Germany 21  Estonia 8–0 8–0
6 14 November 2020 Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany 24  Ukraine 1–1 3–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A
7 7 June 2021 Merkur Spiel-Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany 30  Latvia 7–1 7–1 Friendly
8 2 September 2021 Kybunpark, St. Gallen, Switzerland 35  Liechtenstein 2–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 8 September 2021 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 37  Iceland 3–0 4–0
10 11 November 2021 Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany 39  Liechtenstein 3–0 9–0
11 5–0
12 9 September 2023 Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany 54  Japan 1–1 1–4 Friendly
13 12 September 2023 Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany 55  France 2–0 2–1 Friendly

Honours[change | change source]

Manchester City

Bayern Munich

Germany

Individual

Personal life[change | change source]

Sané is the son of former Senegalese footballer Souleyman Sané and former German Olympic gymnast Regina Weber. As of 2018, he had been dating American model, singer, and reality television personality Candice Brook. Their daughter, Rio Stella, was born in September 2018.

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