Saër Sène

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Saër Sène
Personal information
Full name Saër Sène
Date of birth (1986-11-04) 4 November 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
New England Revolution
Number 39
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– New England Revolution 49 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 13, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Saër Sène (born 4 November 1986 in Paris) is a French footballer who plays as a striker for the New England Revolution.[1]

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 has been a regular for Bayern II in the 3. Liga, and was named in the first-team's squad for the 2009–10 Champions League.[2] 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.[3] On 17 March 2012, Sène made his MLS debut where he made his start before coming off on in the 56th minutes for Diego Fagundez in a 3–0 loss against Sporting Kansas City as the club second match of the season.[4] The next game on 24 March 2012, Sène scored his first goal for the club which was the only goal in the game in a 1–0 win over Portland Timbers [5] On 19 May 2012, Sène scored his first brace in his MLS career in a 2–2 draw against Houston Dynamo.[6][7] On 29 August 2012, Sène tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a 3–3 draw against Chivas USA.[8] 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.[9]

Personal life[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sene, Saer" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "FC Bayern München". UEFA. Retrieved 7 September 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Revs acquire French forward Saër Sène". revolutionsoccer.net. 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Match: Kansas City v New England". ESPN Soccernet. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Match:New England v Portland Timbers". ESPN Soccernet. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Match:New England v Houston". ESPN Soccernet. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "MLS: Five things we learned in week 11". The Guardian. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Saer Sene, New England Revolution’s leading scorer, to miss remainder of 2012 season". The Sporting News. 2 September 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Revolution vs. Chivas USA - August 29". revolutionsoccer.net. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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