Sadio Mane is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Liverpool and the Senegal national team. He grew up in a small village called Bambali in Sedhiou, Senegal, in an impoverished family. When he saw his country’s team at their peak at the 2002 World Cup, he was inspired to pursue football as a career. He later made his debut with the French club Metz. He eventually joined Red Bull Salzburg, an Austrian football club.
The Austrian Bundesliga as well as the Austrian Cup were won under his leadership. Southampton signed him later and he scored a record-breaking hat-trick the following year. He transferred to Liverpool for around 34 million euros in 2016. His transfer made him the most expensive African player at that time. Mane also played for the Senegalese national team, helping them reach the quarter-finals of the 2012 Olympics. Additionally, he played for the national team at the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Sadio Mane Bio/Wiki
|31 (as in 2023) Years
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign
|Date of Birth
|10 April 1992
|Allerton, South Liverpool
|Watching Movies, Playing guitar
|Melissa Reddy (Rumored)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|• New Balance
• Western Union
• Indonesia Tourism
|• Sadio 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.
• On August 14, 2016, Sadio had his debut for Liverpool FC.
|He debuted for the Senegalese national team in 2012.
|• 10 (Liverpool F.C.)
|Forward / Winger
|Achievements (main ones)
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’9”
|in kilograms- 76 kg
in pounds- 168 lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity
|• Big lips and nose
• Muscular body
|Favorite Playing Position
|Forward / Winger
|Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, and Ronaldo
Sadio Mane was born in Sedhiou, Senegal. In the south of Senegal, he grew up in Bambali, a small village. As his parents already had lots of children and were unable to support him financially, he lived with his uncle’s family. Though he endured an impoverished childhood, he had big dreams for the future.
After watching his country’s national team perform well at the 2002 World Cup, he decided to pursue a career in football. He is a devoted Muslim.
There is very little information about Sadio Mane’s girlfriend and his romantic relationship, but there are reports that he has one. The rumored girlfriend of the Senegalese international is Melissa Reddy. The player has not been reported to have dated any celebrities in the past.
Sadio Mane has always been known for his humble gestures and developmental work back in Senegal. Because of these reasons, there is a possibility that he is single.
Sadio Mane Net Worth
Sadio Mane has a net worth of $25 million.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)
|• Mercedes G63 AMG worth $200,000
• Bentley Continental GT worth $200,00
• Audi RS7 $120,000
• Range Rover Evoque worth $45,000
|Football Market Value
Sadio Mane transferred from Liverpool to Southampton for a club record fee of 11.8 million pounds and set a Premier League record for fastest hat trick in just 176 seconds. Liverpool signed Mane for a fee of 34 million pounds and he helped the club reach the UEFA Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019.
Sadio Mane is a big fan of luxury cars and despite his modest public appearance most times, the Senegalese star has a stylish garage with cars worth more than $665,000. The Liverpool star has among others a Mercedes G63 AMG worth $200,000, Bentley Continental GT worth $200,00, Audi RS7 $120,000 and Range Rover Evoque worth $45,000.
- In 2011, Mané joined Metz, which had a partnership with Generation Foot. At the age of 24, he made his professional debut on 14 January 2012, replacing Kévin Diaz in the 75th minute of a 0–1 home defeat against Bastia in Ligue 2. He made 19 appearances in his first league season, 12 as a starter, and scored a solitary goal in a 2–5 loss to Guingamp at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on 4 May. Metz was relegated to the Championnat National at the end of the season.
- On 31 August 2012, Mané moved to Austrian Bundesliga side Red Bull Salzburg for the third highest fee ever paid to FC Metz. The fee was estimated at €4 million. In the third round of the Austrian Cup on 31 October, he scored his first hat-trick for the club in a 3–1 away victory over SC Kalsdorf.
- He scored his first hat-trick in the Austrian Bundesliga on 27 October 2013, in a 3–0 win away to Grödig. A second treble followed on 7 May 2014 when Salzburg won 7–0 at Horn in the cup semi-finals; the season ended with the team winning a domestic double. At the end of August 2014, Mané forced a transfer out of the club, by failing to turn up for training and the top match of Salzburg’s season in order to qualify for the Champions League.
- Mané moved to Southampton from Monaco on 1 September 2014 for a fee of £11.8 million, a four-year contract. Southampton’s first goal came from a penalty he won in a 2–1 League Cup victory over Arsenal 22 days later.
- On 27 September, he started and assisted Ryan Bertrand for the first league goal of the season in another 2–1 victory over Queens Park Rangers. During an 8–0 victory over Sunderland on 18 October, he scored his first goal for the club, though it was later credited as an own goal by Patrick van Aanholt. Nevertheless, he scored his first goal in his next match, a 1–0 win over Stoke City a week later.
- He scored three times in three consecutive matches in December and January, against Crystal Palace, Chelsea, and Arsenal. Mané scored two late winning goals in 1–0 victories against Queens Park Rangers on 7 February 2015 and against Crystal Palace on 3 March. Mané was dropped from Southampton’s starting line-up for their 0–2 loss to Liverpool on 22 February as a punishment for being late to the stadium.
- The fastest hat-trick in Premier League history was achieved by Mané on 16 May in Southampton’s 6–1 win over Aston Villa during Southampton’s final home match of the season. Robbie Fowler had held the record since 1994 when he scored three goals against Arsenal in 4 minutes, 33 seconds. Mané ended the season with 10 goals from 32 appearances across all competitions.
- Saints’ Mohamed Mané opened the 2015-16 season by assisting twice in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg match at home against Vitesse Arnhem, and he scored in the return leg, advancing them 5–0 on aggregate. He took 39 seconds to open the scoring against Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the League Cup on 2 December, but the Saints ultimately lost 6–1 at home.
- He was dropped from the starting lineup by Ronald Koeman for a match against Norwich City on 2 January 2016 when he arrived late for a pre-match meeting. As a result of a collision into Erik Pieters on 12 March in a 2–1 win against Stoke City, he received a straight red card, but this was quickly overturned on appeal.
- Having failed to score in the league for over four months, Mané scored twice in a 3–2 victory over Liverpool in March 2016, followed by five goals in his next five matches, including three in a 4–2 win against Manchester City. Southampton’s top scorer finished the season with 15 goals in all competitions.
- Mané joined Liverpool on 28 June 2016 for £ 34 million over a five-year contract. At the time, his transfer fee made him the most expensive African player ever. The midfielder scored the fourth goal for the Reds against Arsenal in a 4–3 away win on 14 August. Due to a slight shoulder injury, Mané missed Liverpool’s loss at Burnley, but started against Burton Albion in the League Cup, where he had two assists in a 5–0 victory.
- Mané scored the only goal of the 227th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on 19 December. On 11 February 2017, Mané scored two goals within two minutes against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, giving Liverpool their first league victory of 2017. The Liverpool forward was named in the PFA Team of the Year after scoring 13 league goals in his first season with the Reds. Mané was awarded the Liverpool Player of the Season award on 9 May 2017 despite having missed the latter part of the season due to injury.
- In Liverpool’s first match of the new season, on 12 August 2017, the team drew 3–3 away to Watford. Mané scored Liverpool’s first goal of the season. A goal in each of Liverpool’s three matches in August earned him the title of Premier League Player of the Month. A straight red card was issued to him in the first half of a 5–0 defeat to Manchester City for a high boot against goalkeeper Ederson, which resulted in a three-match suspension.
- Mané scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League on 14 February 2018. As a result, he became only the second player in the club’s history to score a hat-trick away from home.
- Mané scored Liverpool’s equalizing goal in the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid on 26 May. Consequently, he became the first Senegalese player to score in the competition’s final.
- In November 2018, Mané signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool. Mané scored twice during Liverpool’s 4–2 win over Burnley on 10 March 2019, the second of which was his 50th competitive goal for the club. Salah became only the fifth Liverpool player to score in six consecutive home Premier League matches, after Michael Owen, Fernando Torres, Luis Suárez, and Salah.
- After scoring his 17th goal for the campaign in a 2–1 win over Fulham, Ba broke another of Ba’s records by becoming the Senegalese player with the most Premier League goals in a season. He was one of six players nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award alongside teammate Virgil van Dijk on 20 April.
- Mané scored twice in a 2–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the domestic campaign. His brace brought his tally for the season to 22 goals, which tied him with Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the Premier League Golden Boot award.
- Mané won Liverpool an early penalty in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final against Tottenham, only 24 seconds after the start of play. After sitting out the shootout, Salah converted from the spot to open the scoring and Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2–0 to win the tournament.
- Mané scored twice in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea, which Liverpool won 5–4 on penalties after the game ended 2–2 after 120 minutes. Mané was named man of the match.
- One month later, he scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United, extending his record run of matches without defeat for Liverpool at Anfield to 50, a league record for any player at any venue. During his 100th Premier League appearance for Liverpool on 5 October, Mané scored his 50th league goal.
- He was included in the 30-player shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d’Or on October 21. He finished fourth for the award on 2 December behind Lionel Messi, Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. Liverpool beat Everton 5–2 in the Merseyside derby two days later, extending their unbeaten run in league football to 32 games, a new club record.
- In January 2020, Mané was named the CAF African Footballer of the Year. After El Hadji Diouf, he is only the second Senegalese to win this award.
- A 3–2 home win over West Ham United on 24 February gave Liverpool a league record 21 consecutive home victories, shared with Bill Shankly’s Liverpool team from 1972. It also made it a joint Premier League record 18 wins in a row.
- A 2–1 win over Bournemouth at Anfield on 7 March gave Liverpool a new record of 22 consecutive English top-flight wins. Mané scored the winning goal. The following season, Liverpool won the Premier League title.
- In the 2020–21 Premier League, Mané scored both Liverpool goals in a 2–0 away win over Chelsea on 20 September 2020. On 2 October 2020, Mané tested positive for COVID-19. Liverpool’s stuttering form led Mané to declare that 2020–21 was the worst season of his career. As the season came to its end, Mané scored a brace in Liverpool’s 2–0 win over Crystal Palace, securing third place for the club and qualification for the next Champions League season.
- Mané scored his 100th Liverpool goal in a 3–0 Premier League win against Crystal Palace on 18 September 2021. Through his goal against Crystal Palace, Mane set a new Premier League record by becoming the first player to score in nine consecutive league games against the same opponent.
- The striker reached the landmark – becoming the third African to reach it after Didier Drogba and Mo Salah – on 16 October when Liverpool won 5–0 at Watford.
Facts About Sadio Mane
- The Senegalese soccer academy Academie Generation Foot is where Mane started his career.
- Mane shifted to Red Bull Salzburg for a transfer fee of around €4 million on August 31, 2012.
- As of September 1, 2014, Sadio joined Premier League team Southampton. He signed a 4-year contract worth €13.5 million.
- Liverpool signed him on June 28, 2016. The price of Mane’s five-year contract is 34 million British pounds.
- At the 2012 Olympic games, he represented Senegal.
- Sadio Mane’s house in Liverpool has been burglarized twice. Liverpool played Maribor in the Champions League in November of 2017 for the first time.
- His family was not supportive of his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He ran away to Dakar when he was 15 years old. Despite his torn boots, he participated in a football trial. The condition of his boots was so bad that someone thought he was in the wrong place. Eventually, Mane passed the trials.
- Liverpool signed Sadio Mane from Southampton in 2016 to become the third player from Senegal to join the club.
- The first professional contract Sadio Mane signed was with French club Metz in 2012.
- Sadio Mane is the second-highest African scorer for Liverpool with 48 goals in 108 games. The only player with more goals than Mane is Mohamed Salah.
- Southampton played Aston Villa at St. Mary’s Stadium on 16 May, 2015. Mane scored three goals in two minutes and 56 seconds, setting a new record for the fastest hat-trick in the Premier League.
Sadio Mane’s girlfriend Melissa Reddy is a journalist who has lived in Africa. She currently works as a sports journalist for Independent.
Sadio Mane, currently regarded as Africa’s best player, speaks a few languages including Wolof. The Senegalese community in the UK is growing and flourishing.
At Liverpool, Sadio Mane often drives an Audi RS7, which seems to be his car of choice.
The humility of Mane comes from experience. The career of Mane could have failed so easily. When he was a child playing on the roads of Bambali, it was clear he had a special talent, but his parents wanted him to be a teacher. It had never been possible for a child from Bambali to reach top-tier professional football.