|Full name||Leroy Aziz Sané|
|Date of birth||11 January 1996|
|Place of birth||Essen, Germany|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2001–2005||SG Wattenscheid 09|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:23, 6 March 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:37, 17 November 2020 (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 Leverkusun 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]
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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 20 March 2018. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
- "Leroy Sané". FC Bayern Munich. Archived from the original on 2 October 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.