Sadio Mane was born in Sedhiou, Senegal in April 1992. He is a forward and winger who spent his youth career with Generation Foot. Sadio Mane started his senior career with Metz and played there from 2011 to 2012 scoring two goals in 22 appearances. He played for Red Bull Salzburg from 2012 to 2014 and scored 31 goals in 63 caps. Mane played for Southampton from 2014 to 2016 and scored 21 goals in 67 appearances. As you read further, you will discover his biography, net worth and career.
Mané was picked up from a football academy in Senegal by French side Metz and was a regular in the second half of the 2011/12 season but couldn’t help his side avoid relegation. He was transferred for 4 million Euros to Red Bull Salzburg where he became a prolific scorer, averaging a goal every other game and winning a domestic double in 2013/14. An £11.8million move to Southampton followed and he scored ten goals from 32 appearances in all competitions, including the Premier League’s fastest hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Aston Villa on 18 May 2015. His 176-second treble beat Robbie Fowler’s record set in 1994, which stood at 276 seconds.
Mane has represented Senegal in international competition including the Olympics and the World Cup and has played for Liverpool for many years, due to that fact, he has a net worth of Over $20 million
In 2015/16 Mané endured a barren spell of four months without a goal but this was ended with two against Liverpool as the Saints came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on 20 March 2016. He went on to finish the season as their leading scorer and when Liverpool paid £30million for him, he became the most expensive African footballer in history. In his first interview with LFCTV, he said it was the right moment, the right coach and the right club for him.
Mané made a sensational start to his Reds career, scoring a stunning solo goal on his debut, a 4-3 win at Arsenal. He finished the season with thirteen league goals from 27 appearances, injury ruling him out of the end of the campaign. Memorable moments were the injury-time winner in the derby at Goodison Park and two goals in two minutes against Spurs at Anfield. The following season saw a major blow dealt when Mané was suspended for three games after being shown a straight red card early in the campaign at Manchester City. However, in the second half of the campaign, he excelled as part of a front three alongside Mo Salah and Robert Firmino. Mané got for the club his first hat-trick against Porto in the Champions League round of sixteen and also scored Liverpool’s goal in the 3-1 final defeat to Real Madrid.
During 2018/19 Mané was exceptional, arguably more influential than Salah. He got crucial goals against Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League and it was his pass that was handballed by Moussa Sissoko, earning a penalty in the first minute of the final. In the Premier League, Mané enjoyed his best-ever season, finishing with 22 goals to share the Golden boot with Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre Aubameyang. Of the trio, however, only Mane’s tally included no penalties.
Mané’s progress was rewarded in November 2018 when he signed a five-year contract, said to be worth £150,000 a week. ” This is a very huge boost for any one and another show of how the team mates at the club are committed, not only for our present but for the future too,” from Klopp to liverpoolfc.com. “I can not really think of any club any where in the Europe that does not want a player just as Sadio available to it’s team, so since he confirms he still wishes to stay with us points at something about our current level. He is actually a very prominent member of our football team. He brings joy and I think this is very much shown in his performances and his composure on the soccer field. The only issue I may ever point from Sadio is that some times he is the single person not to feel just how wonderful he is but then, as an attacking football player he is just the best package.”
At the end of the 2018/19 season, Mané received a hero’s welcome as he joined his Senegal teammates for the African Cup of Nations in which Senegal lost 1-0 to Algeria in the final. On 7 January 2020, it was announced that Mané had achieved his most prestigious individual honour when he was voted the 2019 African Footballer of the Year.
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