Quick Facts About Sadio Mané
|Full Name||Sadio Mané|
|Age||29 as of 2021|
Sadio Mané, from a humble family to being one of the best footballers in the world and a role model to many young footballers in the world. His background did not cut down his ambitions of being the best and currently, he has done so much in his community. This article has all facts about Sadio Mané’s background.
Who Is Sadio Mané
Sadio Mané, born in Bambali, Sedhiou, Senegal is a professional footballer from Senegal currently playing for Liverpool, a Premier League Club as forward and winger. In addition, he also plays for the Senegal national team as a forward. He is considered one of the best players in the world. Being one of the best players he finished fourth for the 2019 Ballon d’Or. In addition, he finished fifth in the Best FIFA Men’s Player award still in 2019. In 2020, he finished fourth in the same awards.
He started his professional career at the age of 19 with Ligue 2 club called Metz. He later moved to an Austrian club, Red Bull Salzburg in 2012 for a transfer fee worth €4 million. From there, his journey to English Premiere League started and he was signed by Southampton, a premier league club for a record fee of £11.8 million
As a result of his hard work and dedication during the 2018-19 season, he finished as the league’s joint-top scorer. In addition, he also won the Premier League Golden Boot. When it comes to international football he has recorded 25 goals in 77 appearances. Furthermore, he was part of the team that represented Senegal at the 2012 Olympics.
In addition, he also represented Senegal in the 2015 and 2017 African Cup of the National. 2019, he was named as African Footballer of the Year after Senegal finished as runners-up in the 2019 iteration. In addition, he represented Senegal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup which was their second-ever appearance in the competition. In 2020, New African shortlisted him as one of the 100 most influential Africans.
Sadio Mané Background
Mane was born and raised in Bambali, Sedhiou Senegal in a middle-class family. His dream to become a professional footballer started while he was young, however, his father who was an imam was against his passion and did not support him. His father later died when Mane was only seven years old. Because of the passion, he had for football at the age of 15 he run away from his home village and went to Dakar to pursue his ambitions.
After that, his family saw potential in him and stood with him, and helped him to reach where he is today. His major breakthrough came in 2009 when he was spotted by a scout while playing in M’Bour. After being spotted he was referred to Generation Foot and his journey to becoming one of the best players in the world started.
Sadio Mané Family, Parents
He is the son of Satou Toure, much is not known about his father as he died when he was only seven years old. He was raised by a single mother and grew up without a father figure in his life.
Sadio Mané Siblings
Mane has a sister though much is not known about since Mane is a very secretive person.
Sadio Mané Girlfriend
Currently much is not about his love life. However, rumors have it that he is dating Melissa Reddy, a journalist who worked in Africa and currently working as a sports journalist.
Sadio Mané Salary
Mane earns a decent salary per week of £100,000
Sadio Mané Net Worth
Being among the highest-paid players he has a net worth of $20 million.
Sadio Mané Car Collection
Despite being a player he has good taste when it comes to cars. The 28 years old footballer has different types of cars including, the Range Rover Evoque, Audi RS7, Bentley Continental GT, and the 2019 Mercedes G63 AMG. The total worth of his cars is around $600k
Mane started his professional career at the age of 19 in 2011 when he joined Metz, which was in Partnership with Generation Foot. After joining he made his professional debut on 14th January 2012, as a substitute in the 75th minute. With Metz, he made 19 appearances, 12 as a starter. He scored his first goal on May 4th in a game against Stade Saint Symphorien. Before the end of the season, Metz was relegated to the Championnat National.
Move to Red Bull Salzburg
After one season with Metz, he moved to an Austrian club, Red Bull Salzburg, a Bundesliga club on 30th August 2012. According to reports, the transfer fee was worth €4 million and the highest transfer fee Metz has ever received at that time.
His star shone at Red Bull as he scored his first hat-trick on 31st October a few months after his transfer in a 3-1 win against SC Kalsdorf. In addition, he scored his first hat-trick for the Austrian Bundesliga on 27 October 2013 in a 3-0 win against Grodig.
Move to Southampton (2014-2016)
Mane moved to England and joined Southampton, a premiere league club on 1st September 2014. He signed a four-year contract with the club in a transfer fee worth £11.8 million. 22 days later he made his official club debut in a 2-1 win against Arsenal. In addition, he also won a penalty for Southampton’s first goal.
Mane made his first club appearance on 27th, September 2014 in a match against QPR( Queen Park Rangers), providing an assist for the first goal in a 2-1 win. He scored his first goal the following month on 18th October in an 8-0 win against Sunderland. However, the goal was considered as own goal by Patrick van Aanholt. After the goal was considered as own goal, Mane scored the only goal in a 1-0 win against Stoke City.
Before the end of the 2014-15 season, on 16th May he scored thrice in 2 minutes 56 seconds against Aston Villa in a 6-1 win, setting a new Premier League record for the fastest hat-trick. He finished the season with 10 goals out of 32 games. In addition, he finished the 2015-16 season with 15 goals in all competitions, becoming the club’s top scorer.
Liverpool (2016 to Date)
He moved to Liverpool on 28th June 2016 in a transfer fee worth £34 million, signing a five years contract. With £34 million as a transfer fee, he became the most expensive African player at that time. Mane made his first Premier League debut for Liverpool on 14th August, he also scored his first goal and fourth goal in a 4-3 win over Arsenal.
Holding the record for the fastest hat-trick, on 11th, February 2017, he did wonders by scoring two goals within two minutes in a match against Tottenham. In addition, Mane was named in the PFA Team of the Year, after reaching 13 goals in his first season with Liverpool. Moreover, he was also awarded the Liverpool Player of the Season on 9th, May 2017.
After the start of the season, he scored in three consecutive Liverpool games and he was named Premier League Player of the Month in August. On 9th, September, he was given a straight and first red card for a high boot against goalkeeper Ederson, in a 5-0 loss over Manchester City.
Together with MoSalah, Firmino and Coutinho formed an electrifying attacking quartet which was nicknamed “Fab Four” and “Fab three”. He scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool on February 14th, 2018 in a 5-0 win against Porto. Despite the goal being his first hat-trick for the club, he also became the second player to score a hat-trick in a way game for Liverpool.
Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, he signed another long-term contract with Liverpool. During the 2018-19 season, he became the fifth Liverpool player to score in six consecutive home Premier League appearances behind legends like Michael Owen, Fernando Torres, Luis Suárez, and Salah.
2020 and Corona Season
On January 7th, 2020, he was named the CAF African Footballer of the Year. He became the second Senegalese to win the award after El Hadji Diouf. On 2nd, October 2020 he confirmed he had contracted Covid-19. Due to this and other challenges, Mane cited that the 2020-21 season was his worst season ever. Mane scored his 100th goal for Liverpool on 18th, September 2021 in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.
He was chosen to be part of the squad that represented Senegal in the 2012 Olympic tournament. During the entire competition, he was a starter at all games. However, he was kept aside from the team that represented Senegal in the 2015 African Cup of Nations due to an injury. In 2018, he was named part of the team that represented Senegal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Furthermore, he represented his country at the 2019 African Cup of Nation. In a match against Kenya, he scored twice and missed a penalty in a 3-0 win.