Sadio Mané (born 10 April 1992) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpooland the Senegal national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world, has won 2019 African footballer of the Year Award.
Mané 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 a 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, Mané transferred to English club Southampton for a club record fee of £11.8 million, where he set a new Premier Leaguerecord for the fastest hat-trick, 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 £34 million. With Liverpool, Mané helped them reach back-to-back UEFA Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter. He also finished as the league’s 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.
At international level, Mané has registered 19 goals in 68 appearances for Senegal since his debut in 2012, and currently ranks as his nation’s fifth all-time top goalscorer, and eighth all-time for appearances. He has represented the national team at the 2012 Olympics, as well as the 2015 and 2017editions of the Africa Cup of Nations. In the 2019 iteration, Mané helped Senegal to a runners-up finish. He has also represented Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup; their second ever appearance in the competition