Sadio Mané (born on April 10, 1992) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senegal national team. He will officially join the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on 1 July 2022. Mane is considered to be one of the best players in the world and amongst the greatest African players of all time. He is famous for his hat-trick scored in a total of 176 seconds in Southampton’s 6-1 victory over Aston Villa in 2015. Also, he is best known for his versatility as a player often creating something out of nothing for his teammates on the soccer pitch. Mane debuted for Metz on January 14, 2012, in a 0-1 loss to Bastia. On September 23, 2014, Mane played his first match for Southampton in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal. On August 14, 2016, Sadio had his debut for Liverpool FC in a 4-3 win against Arsenal. He debuted for the Senegalese national team in 2012. At the international level, Mané has registered 33 goals in 91 appearances for Senegal since his debut in 2012, and currently ranks as his nation’s all-time top goalscorer, and third in all-time appearances.
Sadio Mane Football Career
Sadio Mane started his football at the age of 15 after he escaped his home village and went to Dakar. In the year 2009, when playing in M’Bour, he was spotted by scouts and later referred to Génération Foot, where he helped them to promote to the second division in the 2010–11 season.
- Mane joined the club, Metz in 2011 which had a partnership with Génération Foot. He made his professional debut for the club on 14th January 2012 against SC Bastia.
- He then moved to the Austrian club side, Red Bull Salzburg. He scored his first hat-trick for the club on 31 October, in a 3–1 away win at SC Kalsdorf in the third round of the Austrian Cup.
- At the end of August 2014, Mané forced a transfer out of the club.
- On 1st September 2014, he transferred to Premier League side Southampton signing a four-year contract and made his debut 22 days later in a 2–1 League Cup victory over Arsenal. He finished his 2014-2015 season with 10 goals from 32 appearances in all competitions and finished the 2015-2016 season as Southampton’s top scorer, with 15 goals in all competitions.
- On 28 June 2016, Mané joined Liverpool on a five-year contract and the transfer fee made him the most expensive African player in history at the time. He made his Premier League debut for the Reds on 14th August.
- On 22nd November 2018, Mané signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool. On 14th August 2019, he scored twice in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea in a match that Liverpool won 5–4 on penalties after the game had finished 2–2 after 120 minutes.
- On 7 March, he scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win against Bournemouth at Anfield as Liverpool set a new English top-flight record of 22 consecutive home wins. Liverpool then went on to win the Premier League title at the end of the 2019-2020 season.
- He opened his scoring account in the 2020–21 Premier League with both Liverpool goals in a 2–0 win away to Chelsea on 20th September 2020.
- On 3 May, he scored the winning goal in a 3–2 away victory over Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final, to secure his team’s place in the final, which Liverpool eventually lost 1–0 to Real Madrid.
- Mane then left Liverpool and joined Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on a contract with the German side until 30 June 2025 on 22nd June 2022.
- Coming to his international career, Sadio Mane was part of Senegal’s team during the 2012 Olympic tournament.
- He was ruled out of the Senegalese squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a calf injury in Southampton’s 2–0 win against Arsenal.
- Next, he represented Senegal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Against Cameroon, he missed the penalty in the shoot-out due to which Senegal was eliminated.
- He was named in Senegal’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in May 2018.
- He was again called up to Senegal’s final squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Despite finishing the competition as runner-up, Mané was named to the Team of the Tournament.
- At the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, he starred for Senegal as they won the competition for the first time. He was named the player of the tournament.
- On 4th June 2022, he scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win against Benin in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, to become Senegal’s all-time top scorer with 32 goals, surpassing Henri Camara.
What is Sadio Mane’s Net Worth?
Sadio Mane is a professional Senegalese footballer who is one of the highest-earning African footballers. As of 2022, the net worth of Sadio Mane is believed to have $25 Million. He is currently making an annual salary of around $3 Million from his current team and he makes a weekly wage of £250,000. He has a market value of € 70.00 Million as of June 2022. He joined Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on a contract with the German side until 30 June 2025 and the fee was reported to be €32 million (£27.4m) potentially rising to €41 million (£35m). Back then, the club, Metz set an asking price of €2 million for Mane, and he attracted attention, including from Austrian Bundesliga sideRed Bull Salzburg sporting director Ralf Rangnick. Having received several offers throughout the summer, Metz upped their asking price to €4 million, and he moved to Salzburg on 31 August 2012, the third-biggest transfer fee that Metz had ever received. Previously, he transferred to English club Southampton for a club-record fee of £11.8 million on 1st September 2014. On 28 June 2016, he joined Liverpool for a transfer fee of £34 million on a five-year contract. With the club, his salary is supposedly said to be $6.5 million annually or $125K weekly.
In 2019, Mané donated £250,000 ($319,103, €284,813) to build a school in his hometown of Bambali, Senegal. In 2021, he donated £500,000 ($638,207, €561,987) towards the construction of a hospital in Bambali. He is living a lavish lifestyle at present.
- Bayern München on 30/06/2022 for the fee of 32M €
- Liverpool on 30/06/2016 for the fee of 41.2M €
- Southampton on 31/08/2014 for the fee of 23M €
- Red Bull Salzburg on 30/08/2012 for the fee of 4M €
- Metz on 31/12/2011
- FC Metz B on 30/06/2011 From Generation Foot
Awards and Achivements
- CAF Team of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
- PFA Team of the Year: 2016–17 Premier League, 2018–19 Premier League, 2019–20 Premier League, 2021–22 Premier League
- Premier League Player of the Month: August 2017, March 2019, November 2019
- Liverpool Fans’ Player of the Season Award: 2016–17
- Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season Award: 2016–17
- Premier League Golden Boot: 2018–19
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018–19
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2019
- Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament: 2021
- Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2019, 2021
- African Footballer of the Year: 2019
- Onze d’Or: 2018–19
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2019
- ESM Team of the Year: 2018–19
- PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2019–20 Premier League
- IFFHS CAF Men Team of The Year: 2020
- IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of the Decade 2011–2020
- IFFHS Best CAF Men’s Player of the Year: 2020
Red Bull Salzburg
- Austrian Bundesliga: 2013–14
- Austrian Cup: 2013–14
- Premier League: 2019–20
- FA Cup: 2021–22
- EFL Cup: 2021–22
- UEFA Champions League: 2018–19; runner-up: 2017–18, 2021–22
- UEFA Super Cup: 2019
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2019
- Africa Cup of Nations: 2021; runner-up: 2019