Leroy Sané

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Leroy Sané
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Sané with Germany in 2016
Personal information
Full name Leroy Sané[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Essen, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 19
Youth career
2001–2005 SG Wattenscheid 09
2005–2008 Schalke 04
2008–2011 Bayer Leverkusen
2011–2014 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Schalke 04 47 (11)
2016– Manchester City 25 (5)
National team
2014–2015 Germany U19 11 (8)
2015– Germany U21 10 (5)
2015– Germany 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Leroy Sané (French pronunciation: ​[lə.ʁwa sa.ne], German pronunciation: [ˈliːʁ⁠ɔʏ̯ zaˈneː]; born 11 January 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Manchester City and the Germany national football team.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Sané playing for Schalke 04 in 2016

Early career[edit]

Leroy Sané began playing football in 2001 for the youth team of SG Wattenscheid 09, for which his father played early in his career. In 2005, he joined Schalke 04. Three years later he moved to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In 2011, Sané returned to the youth academy (Nachwuchsleistungszentrum) of Schalke 04.

Schalke 04[edit]

On 21 March 2014, Sané signed a three-year professional contract with Schalke 04 running until 30 June 2017.[4] Sané made his Bundesliga debut on 20 April 2014 in a match against VfB Stuttgart.[5] He replaced Max Meyer after 77 minutes in a 3–1 away defeat.[5]

Manchester City[edit]

On 2 August 2016, Sané joined Manchester City, signing a five-year deal for a reported £37 million, with performance-related add-ons potentially making the fee £46.5 million.[6][7] He made his debut in a 1–2 win, in the Manchester derby, on 10 September.[8] His first goal for City came in a 2-1 win against Arsenal at home in the Premier League.[9] Following a spell out injured, Sané returned against Tottenham and scored in a 2-2 draw at the Etihad.[10] In the following match, he scored for the third consecutive game as City won 3-0 away at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.[11]

On 13 April 2017, Sané was named as one of six players shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.[12]

During a 2–2 draw against Premier League opponents Middlesbrough on 30 April 2017, Sané came under strong criticism from Stan Collymore for what the pundit described as a "cynical dive" under challenge by midfielder Marten de Roon, resulting in the award of a penalty from referee Kevin Friend. The penalty was subsequently converted by Sergio Agüero, leaving the two sides to share the points in the match.[13]

International career[edit]

Sané was first called up to the Germany U21 team by youth coach Horst Hrubesch on 28 August 2015, for the friendly against Denmark and for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Azerbaijan.[14] On 3 September 2015, Leroy Sané made his debut for the German U21 side in a 2–1 win at Stadion an der Lohmühle in Lübeck against Denmark and he was replaced after 73 minutes by Julian Brandt.[15]

Sané received his first senior call up to the German national team on 6 November 2015 in a friendly against France.[16] On 13 November 2015, Sané was substituted in the 61st-minute for Julian Draxler in said friendly match against France in Saint-Denis, in what would be a 2–0 defeat for the Germans.[17]

Sané was selected by Germany boss Joachim Löw to represent the country at Euro 2016.[18] He participated in one match, replacing Bastian Schweinsteiger on 79 minutes in Germany's 2–0 semifinal defeat to France.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Sané is the son of former German rhythmic gymnast, the 1984 Summer Olympics bronze medalist Regina Weber and former footballer and Senegalese international Souleymane Sané.[4][20] Souleymane Sané was raised in France; he came to Germany via his service in the French Army. Leroy Sané was born in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia and raised near the Lohrheidestadion in Wattenscheid.[21] He was named Leroy in honor of Claude Le Roy, former head coach of his father.[22] Leroy has dual German and French citizenship.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 May 2017[24]
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Schalke 04 2013–14 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15 13 3 0 0 1 1 14 4
2015–16 33 8 2 0 7 1 42 9
Total 47 11 2 0 8 2 57 13
Manchester City 2016–17 Premier League 25 5 4 2 2 0 4 2 35 9
Total 25 5 4 2 2 0 4 2 35 9
Career total 72 16 6 2 2 0 12 4 92 22
  1. ^ Includes DFB Pokal and FA Cup.
  2. ^ Includes EFL Cup.
  3. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Man City FC Club Details". Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Leroy Sane" (in German). FC Schalke 04 official website. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Sane commits to Schalke". FC Schalke 04 official website. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Stuttgart vs. Schalke 04 3 – 1". Soccerway. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Leroy Sane: Germany midfielder joins Man City in £37m deal". BBC Sport. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Manchester City complete signing of Leroy Sane from Schalke". ESPN FC. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Manchester City's derby delight as De Bruyne inspires win over United". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur". BBC Sport. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Crystal Palace 0-3 Manchester City". BBC Sport. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Men’s PFA Young Player of the Year 2017". The Professional Footballers Association. 13 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "'A cynical dive, he took the easy option':Stan Collymore slams Manchester City's Leroy Sane". Gazette Live. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Brandt & Co.: Hrubesch holt 17 Neue". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Sieg trotz Rückstand: DFB-Elf zeigt Moral". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Gomez returns, Trapp and Sané selected". Deutsche Welle. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Frankreichs Sieg verkommt zur Fußnote". kicker online (in German). Olympia Verlag GmbH. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "UEFA EURO 2016 – Germany – Squad". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Germany 0–2 France". BBC Sport. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  20. ^ Zocher, Thomas (25 March 2014). "Schalke reward academy star Leroy Sane with two-year deal". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  21. ^ Philipp Rentsch (26 May 2015). "Leroy Sane: Nicht einfach zwischen den Welten zu switchen". westline (in German). westline GbR: Aschendorff Medien GmbH & Co. KG und WestOnline GmbH & Co. KG in Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  22. ^ Hugues Sionis (12 November 2015). "Allemagne : Leroy Sané (Schalke 04) aurait-il pu jouer pour l'équipe de France ?" (in French). L'Équipe. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  23. ^ Fabian Kunze (11 November 2015). "Senkrechtstarter Leroy Sané: Eine Chance in der deutschen Nationalmannschaft" (in German). Eurosport. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "Leroy Sane". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 

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