Senegal-born professional footballer Sadio Mane plays as a winger for both the English Premier League team Liverpool and the Senegalese football team. He started his professional career in 2011 with the French club Metz, after which he moved to FC Salzburg. He had a successful season with Salzburg, winning both the Austrian Bundesliga and the Austrian Cup.
In summer 2014, Mane moved to Premier League team Southampton, where he showed an impressive performance during his two seasons. After attracting the attention of coach Jurgen Klopp since the 2012 Olympics, Mane was taken over by Liverpool in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee that was the highest ever paid for an African footballer at the time.
Sadio Mane has also performed impressively for his Senegalese national team. He has represented the team at major tournaments such as the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2015 African Cup of Nations, and the 2017 African Cup of Nations. In May 2018, he was placed on Senegal’s 23-man list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Sadio Mane’s Bio (Age)
Sadio Mané was born on 10 April 1992 in Bambali, a small village in Sédhiou, Sénégal. As a child, his father forbade him to play football. However, his sheer talent could not remain gagged for too long. At the age of 15, he began his journey into professional football when he enrolled at the Académie Génération Foot, a football academy in Senegal’s capital Dakar. In 2011, he moved to France after signing a contract with French club FC Metz.
Mane made his professional debut on 14 January 2012, when FC Metz came off the bench in the Ligue 2 match against SC Bastia. At the end of the season, Mané transferred to the Austrian club FC Salzburg for a transfer fee that is recorded as the third-highest ever paid to FC Metz. The talented Senegalese winger proved that he was worth every penny spent on his signature.
Less than two months after joining the club, Mané scored his first hat-trick for FC Salzburg with a 3-1 away win over SC Kalsdorf in the Austrian Cup. He was in top form for the club throughout the season. Thanks to the invaluable contributions of Sadio Mane, FC Salzburg ended the 2012-13 season with two domestic titles. However, the striker was no longer at home with the club, so he took several drastic measures to get the club to let him go.
In the summer of 2014, he transferred to Premier League club Southampton under a 4-year contract. On 18 October 2014, Mane scored his first Premier League goal in Southampton’s 8-0 win over Sunderland on 18 October 2014. The Senegalese goalscorer proved crucial in the team’s Premier League campaign for the 2014-15 season. On 16 May 2015, Mane scored three goals in 2 minutes and 56 seconds in Southampton’s 6-1 win over Aston Villa, setting a new record for the fastest hat-trick in the Premier League. He continued his goalscoring run in Southampton in the 2015-16 season, finishing as the team’s top scorer with a total of 15 goals.
Sadio Mane also attracted the attention of several top Premier League club teams, including Liverpool FC, who fell victim to his impeccable goalscoring skills. In the summer of 2016, Sadio Mane agreed to a five-year contract with Liverpool FC for £34 million, the highest amount ever achieved by an African player at the time. Making his Premier League debut at Liverpool, Mane scored the last goal of his side’s 4-3 away win over Arsenal FC on 14 August. On 19 December, the talented striker scored a decisive goal that earned his side an away win over Everton in a Merseyside derby. At the end of the season, Sadio Mane was named Liverpool Player of the Season after scoring 13 goals in his debut season. He was also voted PFA Team of the Year.
In the 2017-18 season, Mane was an important part of Liverpool’s impressive attacking trio, who are among the “Fab Three” alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. On 14 April 2018, Mane surpassed the 43-goal record set by Demba Ba to become the top scorer for the Senegalese in EPL history. On 26 May, Mane also made history as the first Senegalese to score in a Champions League final, scoring the only goal of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final.
On the international stage, Sadio Mane played for the Senegalese national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He also represented Senegal in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations. Given his impeccable performance for Liverpool in the 2017/2018 league season, it was no surprise that Sadio Mane was appointed to the Senegalese squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Senegal-born professional footballer Sadio Mane is a devout Muslim. Although he has achieved immense success in his football career, he has remained level-headed. In keeping with his Islamic faith, the Liverpool playmaker usually performs a du’a before the start of his games, and when he scores a goal, he celebrates it with a sujood on the pitch. Mane also adheres strictly to other teachings of the Islamic religion, such as praying five times a day and complete abstinence from alcohol. After achieving great success in Europe, Sadio Mane graciously sponsored the renovation of the mosque in his village.
Is Sadio Mane Married? Girlfriend
In addition to his very illustrious football career, fans of the Liverpool playmaker Sadio Mane are usually curious about Sadio Mane’s private life. However, the football star has managed to hide his private life well. It seems that the Senegal-born footballer may be unmarried at the moment, as he has yet to make any revelations about his love life. He usually appears alone at public events, and the only family he ever mentions are his relatives living in Senegal.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Sadio Mane is not only a very fast winger but also a very solid player, who is characterized by his great physical strength. His versatility on the court also allows him to develop in various playing positions. The Senegal-born playmaker stands at a height of 179 cm (5 feet 9 inches). He has an athletic build with an average body weight of 76 kg (168 lbs).