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Magical Mane


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Sadio Mane

Senagales professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Senagal national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world.

Mane was described as a complete player who plays with high levels of intensity and consentration. He have the ability to score with both feet and headers,along with making “astonishing” sprints.

Mane began his professional career with Ligue 2 club Metz at age 19, but he departed after a solitary season to join Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg in 2012 for fee of €4 million, winning a domestic double of the Austrian Football Bundesliga and the Austrian Cup in the 2013 – 14 season. Later that summer, Mane transferred to English club Southampton for a club record fee of €11.08 million, where he set a new Premier League record for the fastest hatrick scored in 176 seconds in a 6-1 win over Aston Villa in 2015. He signed for fellow Premier League side Liverpool in 2016, for a reported fee of €30 million. With Liverpool, Mane helped them reach back to back UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter. He also finished as the leagues joint – top goalscorer in the 2018 – 19 season, winning the Premier League Golden Boot.
The same year, he finished fourth for the Ballon d’or and fifth for The Best Fifa Men’s Player award. In January 2020 he was named the African Footballer of the year 2019.

Personal life of Sadio Mane

Mane pursued a career in football despite his father forbidding him from playing the sport as a child. He currently resides in Allerton and has been burgled twice, once in November 2017 and again in February 2019. He is a practicing Muslim and occasionally is seen making du’s before the start of each match.

In an interview Mane said-
“Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?” said the Senegalese winger.

“I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefoot, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people.

“I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy.

“I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me.”

Lionel Messi’s message to Sadio Mane after pipping him to Ballon d’Or

“It’s a shame to see Mane finish in fourth place.”But I think there have been a lot of great players this year. That’s why it was difficult to choose a particular player. But I chose Sadio Mane because he’s a player that I like.

“Mane achieved a great year that was exceptional for the entire Liverpool team. That’s why I chose him. I repeat, there were a lot of very great players this year, so the choice was difficult.”i8

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