Saër Sène

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Saër Sène
Saër Sène.jpg
Sène (left) with Tim Cahill in 2014
Personal information
Full name Saër Sène
Date of birth (1986-11-04) 4 November 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–2005 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FC Etampes 68 (39)
2007 SG Schorndorf 4 (2)
2007–2009 SG Sonnenhof Großaspach 52 (26)
2009–2012 Bayern Munich II 55 (19)
2012–2014 New England Revolution 59 (17)
2014 New York Red Bulls 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:06, 3 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Saër Sène (born 4 November 1986 in Paris) is a French footballer who most recently played as a striker for New York Red Bulls.

Club career[edit]

Sène began his career in the youth system of Paris Saint-Germain, before being released in 2005. He dropped into lower division football, signing for FC Étampes, before moving on to Germany in 2007, joining SG Schorndorf for a brief spell. He then spent two seasons with SG Sonnenhof Großaspach, the last of which was successful, with the club winning a league and cup double. His league debut came on 31 August 2007 in a 1–0 victory at home against SSV Ulm 1846. He scored his first goal in the 89th minute in a 2–4 defeat at TSV Crailsheim. He concluded his first season with 21 appearances and four goals, in the following season, Sène notched 31 assists and 22 goals, including three hat-tricks.

In 2009, Sène joined Bayern Munich, as part of the reserve team squad. He represented the first-team in a few pre-season friendlies, scoring against Milan in the Audi Cup. He was a regular for Bayern II in the 3. Liga, and was named in the first-team's squad for the 2009–10 Champions League.[1] He missed most of the 2010–11 season through injury, but returned for the following season, scoring eight goals in the first-half of the season, only to leave Bayern on a free transfer in January 2012.

A month later, he signed for New England Revolution of MLS.[2] On 17 March 2012, Sène made his MLS debut starting the match before coming off on in the 56th minutes for Diego Fagundez in a 3–0 loss against Sporting Kansas City in the clubs second match of the season.[3] The next game on 24 March 2012, Sène scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 win over Portland Timbers [4] On 19 May 2012, Sène scored his first brace in his MLS career in a 2–2 draw against Houston Dynamo.[5][6] On 29 August 2012, Sène tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a 3–3 draw against Chivas USA.[7] Prior to his injury he had scored two goals. He was ruled out for the remainder of the season having scored 11 goals and gotten 3 assists, the most for a Revolution player since Taylor Twellman in 2007.[8]

On 12 August 2014,Sène was traded with an international roster spot to New York Red Bulls in exchange for Andre Akpan and allocation money.[9] Two weeks later he scored his first goal for New York in a 2-0 victory over C.D. FAS in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.[10]

On 2 December 2014, New York announced that the club would not exercise its 2015 option for Sène.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Sène is the son of Oumar Sène, a former Senegal international footballer.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FC Bayern München". UEFA. Retrieved 7 September 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Revs acquire French forward Saër Sène". revolutionsoccer.net. 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Match: Kansas City v New England". ESPN Soccernet. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Match:New England v Portland Timbers". ESPN Soccernet. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Match:New England v Houston". ESPN Soccernet. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "MLS: Five things we learned in week 11". The Guardian. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Saer Sene, New England Revolution’s leading scorer, to miss remainder of 2012 season". The Sporting News. 2 September 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Revolution vs. Chivas USA - August 29". revolutionsoccer.net. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Red Bulls acquire Sène". newyorkredbulls.com. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "NY Red Bulls defeat CD Fas 2-0". mlssoccer.com. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Red Bulls announce contract options not being exercised for 2015 season". newyorkredbulls.com. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 

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