|Full Name||SADIO MANE|
|Date of Birth||APRIL 10, 1992|
|Birth Place||BAMBALI SENEGAL|
|Height||1.75 m (5ft 9 in)|
|Debut||JANUARY 14, 2012|
Sadio was born in Bambali, Sédhiou, Senegal. He was raised in a religious household. Although he lost his father at a young age, he lives by the patriarch’s values passed on to him. Mane was born on the 10th day of April 1992. Sadio Mane grew up in the small village of Bambali, deep in the south of Senegal. A village with a population of just 24,213 – about 5% of that of Liverpool. While growing up, he lived with his uncle, as his parents had lots of children and could not meet up financially with his basic needs.
Sadio Mane’s biggest inspiration to become a footballer came from the big excitement of 2002 during the World Cup, where his country, Senegal, got to the quarter-finals in their first appearance at the showpiece. At a young age, he used to play football with other village boys. Occasionally, he would kick grapefruits or stones like they were football. But the idea of him becoming a footballer was not exactly what his parents fathomed. Instead, they wanted him to go to school and become a teacher.
Mane began playing at M’bour in 2009 and was later spotted by scouts and called up by Generation Foot, a club that he helped to be promoted to the second division in the 2010-11 season.
Mane joined Metz in 2011 as Metz had a partnership with Generation Foot. He made his professional debut on 14th January 2012, coming on as a substitute in a match against Bastia in League 2, which they lost 0-1. He had a total of 19 appearances that season and scored a solitary goal. Unfortunately, Metz was then relegated from League 2.
RED BULL SALZBURG
For a record 4 million Sadio Mane moved to Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg on 31st August 2012, it was the 3rd biggest transfer fee that Metz had ever received.
At Salzburg mane was on a hat-trick spree and the season ended with the team winning a domestic double. By the end of August 2014, mane forced a transfer out of the club.
Mane transferred to premier league club Southampton for 11.8 million, on 1st September 2014 agreeing to a four-year contract. He made his debut in a 2-1 League Cup victory over Arsenal. He had an amazing season and even set a new premier league record for the fastest hat trick in 2 minutes. Mane finished the season with 10 goals in 32 matches.
The next season continued in his favor and finished the season as Southampton’s top goal scorer, with 15 goals in all competitions.
On 28 June 2016, Mané joined Liverpool for a transfer fee of £34 million on a five-year contract. The transfer fee made him the most African player in history at the time. On 26 May, during the 2018 UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, Mané scored Liverpool’s equalising goal in a 3–1 defeat. In doing so, he became the first Senegalese player to score in the final of the competition.
On 20 April 2017, Mané was named in the PFA Team of the Year after scoring 13 league goals in his first season with Liverpool. Despite missing the latter part of the campaign through injury, Mané was awarded the Liverpool Player of the Season award on 9 May 2017.
On 22 November 2018, Mané signed a new long-term deal with Liverpool. On 18 September 2021, Mané scored his 100th Liverpool goal in a 3–0 home win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
22 June 2022, Mané joined Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on a contract with the German side until 30 June 2025. The fee was reported to be €32 million (£27.4m) potentially rising to €41 million (£35m) based on appearances plus individual and team achievements. On 8 November, Mané suffered an injury and had to go off after 20 minutes of Bayern’s 6–1 victory against Werder Bremen.
A few months before, On 13 April, Mané was suspended and fined by Bayern, following reports he punched teammate Leroy Sané in the dressing room after a 3–0 Champions League quarter-final loss to Manchester City. On 28 May, Mané won the Bundesliga following the concession of two points by league leaders Borussia Dortmund.
On 1 August 2023, Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr announced the signing of Mané. Mané later revealed that former Liverpool teammates Fabinho and Roberto Firmino had previously contacted him to recommend that he might join their clubs, Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia respectively.
He scored his first goal for the club on 14 August in a 2–1 loss against Al-Ettifaq in the league.
Mané was part of the Senegal team at the 2012 Olympic tournament and started every match as they advanced through Group A as runners-up to Great Britain before losing 4–2 after extra time in the quarter-finals to eventual champions Mexico.
Mané represented Senegal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and scored a goal in each of the nation’s opening two games, 2–0 wins against Tunisia and Zimbabwe.
In May 2018, Mané was named in Senegal’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He scored the opening goal in a 2–2 draw against Japan in the group stage. Mané was once again called up to Senegal’s final squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored two goals and missed a penalty in a 3–0 win against Kenya, as Senegal finished second in the group stage and qualified for the knockout stage.
At the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Mané starred for Senegal as they won the competition for the first time.
On 11 November 2022, Mané was included in Senegal’s 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, despite an injury However, on 17 November, Mané was ruled out of the tournament and withdrew from the squad.
1. The fastest hat-trick in Premier League history: Sadio Mané scored a hat-trick for Southampton against Aston Villa in just two minutes and 56 seconds, the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history.
2. Most goals scored in a single Premier League game by an African player: In May 2015, Sadio Mané scored three goals for Southampton against Aston Villa, becoming the first African player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League.
3. First Senegalese player to score in a Champions League final: Sadio Mané scored Liverpool’s first goal in the 2018/19 Champions League final against Tottenham, becoming the first Senegalese player to score in a Champions League final.
4. The first player to score in six consecutive Premier League games in the same season for Liverpool: Mané achieved this feat during the 2019/20 season, breaking the previous record held by Daniel Sturridge.
5. Most goals scored in a Premier League season by a Senegalese player: Sadio Mané scored 22 goals in the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record held by Papiss Cisse.
6. Most goals scored by a Senegalese player in a single UEFA Champions League campaign: Mané scored nine goals during the 2018/19 Champions League campaign, breaking the previous record held by El Hadji Diouf.
7. Most Premier League goals scored by a Senegalese player: Mané has scored 96 goals in the Premier League, the most by any Senegalese player.
8. Most goals scored by a Senegalese player in a single season for Liverpool: Mané scored 26 goals in all competitions during the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record held by El Hadji Diouf.
9. Most Premier League goals scored by an African player for a single club: Mané has scored 96 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League, the most by any African player for a single club.
10. Most goals scored in a single Premier League season by a Senegalese player for a single club: Mané scored 22 goals in the 2018/19 season, breaking the previous record held by Papiss Cisse for Newcastle United.
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
- Bundesliga: 2022–23
- DFL-Supercup: 2022
• Arab Club Champions Cup: 2023
• Africa Cup of Nations: 2021, runner-up: 2019
- Socrates Award: 2022
- 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
- PFA Fans’ Player of the Month: August & September 2016, August 2018, March 2019
- 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 (shared)
- 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: 2019,2022
- 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
• Grand Officer of the National Order of the Lion: 2022
Although Mane is known for his calm nature on and off the field, he has been the center of controversy recently at Bayern Munich. The 31-year-old was involved in a dressing room spat against German forward, Leroy Sane. He was suspended by Bayern Munich and fined as well.
Sadio Mane’s house in Liverpool has been subject to burglary on two separate occasions. The first instance was in November 2017 when Liverpool was playing a Champions League match against Maribor. The second instance happened when Liverpool were playing a Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Nobody was in his house at the time and the items stolen included car keys, watches, and mobile phones.
His net worth is valued at about $25 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, making him one of the richest African footballers.
Sadio Mane hasn’t publicly spoken about his family but we know that he was supported by his mother Satou Toure, and Uncle after the demise of his father. He also has many siblings.
There are no verified sources of information on the private life of the Senegalese star, especially on his relationship status. He has also not confirmed rumors of his relationship with South African Melissa Reddy.
Sadio Mane lives in Allerton, South Liverpool, England. The house in which he lives has an estimated market value of $2 million. Despite two burglaries at his residence, he continues to live in it even today.
COMMUNITY AND PHILANTHROPY WORK
Back home in Bambali, Sedhiou, he has constructed a $260,000 school, the Lycee Moderne Bambali. In addition to that, he has built hospitals and mosques in Bambali and other villages. However, his charity does not stop there. He provides $75 per month for families in the poorest region in Senegal, and during each Ramadhan, each family in his hometown with about $84.