Sadio Mane is a Senegalese footballer who is now for Liverpool in the Premier League and the Senegalese national team. He was born in Sedhiou, Senegal, and grew up with a poor family in the little town of Bambali. He was inspired to pursue a career in football after witnessing his country's squad perform at its best during the 2002 World Cup. He later made his professional debut with Metz, a French club. He finally joined Red Bull Salzburg, an Austrian football team. In the Austrian Bundesliga and the Austrian Cup, he led them to victory. He was later signed by Southampton, where the following season he set a world record by scoring the fastest hat-trick. In 2016, he moved to Liverpool for around 34 million euros. As a result, he was at the moment the most expensive African player. Mane also represented Senegal at the national level, helping the squad reach the Olympic quarterfinals in 2012. He also competed in the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

A career in the Club

Sadio Mane made his professional debut in January 2012 as a substitute for the French club Metz. In his first season in the league, he made nineteen appearances. In August 2012, he joined the Austrian football team Red Bull Salzburg. His remuneration was expected to be around 4 million euros. On October 31st, he scored his first hat-trick for the club, and his side went on to win the Austrian Cup third round. In the Austrian Bundesliga, he continued to shine, leading his club to triumphs.

For the 2014-15 season, he joined Premier League club Southampton for £11.8 million. He made his debut against Arsenal, helping his team to a 2–1 victory. He continued to contribute to the team's success throughout the season, guiding them to more triumphs. At the end of the season, he was the player's top goalscorer. When Mane scored three goals in a 6–1 win over Aston Villa in May 2015, he set a new Premier League record for the fastest hat-trick.

He joined Liverpool Football Club in June 2016 for a fee of 34 million pounds. He was the most expensive African footballer at the time because of this cost. He debuted in the Premier League in August, scoring the fourth goal in a 4-3 victory over Arsenal. For his amazing season performance, he was named Liverpool Player of the Season on May 9th, 2017. He scored Liverpool's first goal of the season in a 3-3 draw with Watford in August 2017. In the following matches, he continued to shine, earning him the accolade of Premier League Player of the Month for August 2017.

Career Opportunities on the Global Stage

Sadio Mane's international career began in 2012 when he was a member of Senegal's Olympic team. He did an outstanding job, leading his team to the quarterfinals when they were upset by Mexico. After that, he competed in the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cups of Nations. He led his team to the latter's quarterfinals, where Cameroon held them to a scoreless draw. After he missed in the penalty shootout, his team was eliminated from the tournament.

Personal experiences

Sadio Mane is born in April 10, 1992, in Sedhiou, Senegal. He was raised in Bambali, a small village in Senegal's south. His parents already had a large family and were unable to financially support him, so he stayed with his uncle's family. He had a rough upbringing but had big dreams for the future.

He was inspired to pursue a career in football after witnessing his country's national team achieve at its best during the 2002 World Cup.

He is a devout follower of Islam.