Sadio Mané had his beginnings at the "Génération Foot" Academy in Senegal, where he started his path to his consecration at Liverpool in England. He has always stood out for his speed and his ability with the ball. He had to leave his country at a very young age in search of better opportunities, to try to give himself and his family a better quality of life.
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Fortunately, the sacrifice was worth it. Thanks to his talent and discipline, he was able to make a place for himself in the world of soccer. A place that not only allowed him to transform his life but also to help improve the lives of many others. Money and fame have not been able to change the essence of Mané. Both on and off the field, he has been a true example to follow. His story is that of a champion.
Who is Sadio Mané?
Sadio Mané was born in Sédhiou, Senegal, on April 10, 1992. He began his professional career with FC Metz in France in 2011. On January 14, 2012, he made his official debut in the defeat (0-1) against Bastia in Ligue 2; and on May 4, he scored his first goal in the defeat (2-5) against Guingamp.
In France, he only played 23 games and scored two goals, as he was quickly sought after by other teams in Europe. On August 31, 2012, he signed for the Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. The transfer was worth around 4 million euros. In the Austrian club, he won 2 titles and scored 45 goals in 87 games.
Began his adventure in the Premier League
Those good numbers with Salzburg allowed him to reach the Premier League. On September 1, 2014, he was presented as a new player of Southampton FC. Although he was only with Southampton for two seasons, he scored 25 goals in 75 matches with 'The Saints'. He immediately attracted the interest of the biggest teams in England, including Liverpool FC. On June 27, 2016, his transfer was confirmed for about 34 million pounds.
Money well invested by the Reds, as the Senegalese winger was a key player in the most recent titles won. Sadio participated with goals and important assists in winning the Premier League, the Champions League, the Euro Super Cup, and the Club World Cup in the 2019-2020 season.
Since his arrival at Liverpool and after almost 6 seasons, the player has scored a total of 126 goals and assisted 40 times. The Senegalese has been a key player in Jurgen Klopp's scheme to achieve the various titles in recent seasons.