Sadio Mané

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Sadio Mané
Sadio Mané Senegal.jpg
Mané with Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Personal information
Full name Sadio Mané
Date of birth (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Sédhiou, Senegal
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
Génération Foot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 FC Metz 22 (2)
2012–2014 Red Bull Salzburg 63 (31)
2014–2016 Southampton 67 (21)
2016– Liverpool 85 (40)
National team
2012 Senegal U23 4 (0)
2012– Senegal 60 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019

Sadio Mané (born 10 April 1992) is a Senegalese professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senegal national team. He plays as a winger. He was born in Sédhiou.

Career[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

In 2011, Mané came from Génération Foot to FC Metz in France. He played for the youth teams and the second team. His first game in the first team was on 24 January 2012 against SC Bastia. In 2012, he moved to Austria. There he played for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. He won the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup in 2014 with Salzburg. In 2015, he moved to Premier League club Southampton.[1]

In 2015, Mané set a new Premier League record for the fastest hat-trick. He scored three times in 176 seconds (two minutes and 56 seconds) during a 6–1 win over Aston Villa.[2] He signed for Liverpool in 2016 for a fee of £34 million. At the time, this made him the most expensive African player in history.[3] Since joining Liverpool, Mané among other feats, he scored in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final. This made him the first Senegalese to score in the final of the competition.[4]

International[change | change source]

Mané has played for the Senegalese national team since 2012. He has played 60 times and scored 16 goals for the national side. He has played for Senegal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Southampton sign £10m forward Sadio Mane & Toby Alderweireld". BBC. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. "Southampton's Sadio Mané hits record hat-trick to rout Aston Villa". The Guardian. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. "Sadio Mane: Liverpool complete £34m signing of Southampton forward". BBC. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. McNulty, Phil (26 May 2016). "Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool". BBC. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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