Players - Sadio Mané

Sadio Mané
Birthdate: 10 April 1992
Birthplace: Sédhiou, Senegal
Other clubs: Metz (2011-12), Red Bull Salzburg (2012-14), Southampton (2014-16)
Bought from: Southampton
Signed for LFC: £30m, 28.06.2016
International debut: 25.05.2012 vs. Morocco
International caps: 54/14 (22/5 at LFC) - 17.11.2018
Liverpool debut: 14.08.2016
Last appearance: 01.06.2019
Debut goal: 14.08.2016
Last goal: 12.05.2019
Contract expiry: 2021
Win ratio: 64.23% W:79 D:28 L:16
Games/goals ratio: 2.08
Honours: 2019 Premier League Golden Boot, Champions League 2019
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 4
LFC league games/goals: 92 / 45
Total LFC games/goals: 123 / 59

Player Profile

Mané was picked up from a football academy in Senegal by French side Metz and was a regular in the second half of the 2011/12 season but couldn't help his side avoid relegation. He was transferred for 4 million Euros to Red Bull Salzburg where he became a prolific scorer, averaging a goal every other game and winning a domestic double in 2013/14. An £11.8million move to Southampton followed and he scored ten goals from 32 appearances in all competitions, including the Premier League's fastest hat-trick in a 6-1 win over Aston Villa on 18 May 2015. His 176 second treble beat Robbie Fowler's record set in 1994, which stood at 276 seconds.

In 2015/16 Mané endured a barren spell of four months without a goal but this was ended with two against Liverpool as the Saints came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on 20 March 2016. He went on to finish the season as their leading scorer and when Liverpool paid £30 million for him, he became the most expensive African footballer in history. In his first interview with LFCTV he said it was the right moment, the right coach and the right club for him.

Mane made a sensational start to his Reds career, scoring a stunning solo goal on his debut, a 4-3 win at Arsenal. He finished the season with thirteen league goals from 27 appearances, injury ruling him out of the end of the campaign. Memorable moments were the injury time winner in the derby at Goodison Park and two goals in two minutes against Spurs at Anfield. The following season saw a major blow dealt when he was suspended for three games after being shown a straight red card early in the campaign at Manchester City. However in the second half of the campaign he excelled as part of a front three alongside Mo Salah and Robert Firmino. He got for the club his first hat trick against Porto in the Champions League round of sixteen and also scored Liverpool's goal in the 3-1 final defeat to Real Madrid. 

During 2018-19 Mane was exceptional, arguably more influential that Salah. He got crucial goals against Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League and it was his pass that was handballed, earning a penalty in the first minute of the final. In the Premier League he enjoyed his best ever season, finishing with 22 goals to share the Goden boot with Salah and Arsenal's Pierre Aubameyang. Of the trio however, only Mane's tally included no penalties. At the end of the season he received a heroes welcome as he joined his Senegal teammates for the African Cup of Nations. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 92 2 3 26 0 123
2016-2017 27 0 2 0 0 29
2017-2018 29 2 0 13 0 44
2018-2019 36 0 1 13 0 50
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
8 Manchester City
7 Everton
7 Chelsea
6 Arsenal
6 Tottenham
5 Watford
5 Leicester City
5 Crystal Palace
5 Southampton
5 West Ham United
4 Newcastle United
4 Manchester United
4 WBA
4 Bournemouth
4 Porto
3 Burnley
3 Brighton & Hove Albion
2 Stoke City
2 Sunderland
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Cardiff City
2 Hull City
2 Swansea City
2 Wolves
2 Fulham
2 Bayern Munich
2 Red Star Belgrade
2 Barcelona
2 Sevilla
2 Napoli
2 Hoffenheim
2 Roma
2 Spartak Moscow
2 Paris St Germain
1 Burton Albion
1 Real Madrid
1 Middlesbrough
1 Leeds United
Total Started/substitutions
120 Started
6 On the bench
3 Substitute
53 Substituted
Total Competition
92 Premier League
26 Champions League
3 League Cup
2 FA Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 45 0 0 14 0 59
2016-2017 13 0 0 0 0 13
2017-2018 10 0 0 10 0 20
2018-2019 22 0 0 4 0 26
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.08.2016 Arsenal Emirates Stadium League
50 05.01.2018 Everton Anfield FA Cup
100 12.01.2019 Brighton & Hove Albion AMEX Stadium League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 63 14.08.2016 Arsenal Emirates Stadium League
50 90 10.03.2019 Burnley Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Metz 2011-2012 France 2 19 1 19 1
Metz 2012-2013 France 3 0 0 1 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2012-2013 Austria 1 26 16 29 19
Red Bull Salzburg 2013-2014 Austria 1 33 13 50 23
Red Bull Salzburg 2014-2015 Austria 1 4 2 8 3
Southampton 2014-2015 Premier League 30 10 32 10
Southampton 2015-2016 Premier League 37 11 43 15
Total 149 53 182 71