|Full name||Souleymane Sané|
|Date of birth||26 February 1961|
|Place of birth||Dakar, Senegal|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|1983–1984||→ Blagnac FC (loan)|
|1988–1990||1. FC Nuernberg||57||(12)|
|1990–1994||SG Wattenscheid 09||117||(39)|
|1994–1995||FC Tirol Innsbruck||48||(23)|
|1997–1999||SG Wattenscheid 09||45||(9)|
|2009–2010||DJK Wattenscheid (player-coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Sané was born to Senegalese diplomats, and moved to France at the age of four. He chose to be a footballer, much to the behest of his father, and played football at amateur level. In 1982, he was called up for military service, and according to the law he could be based close to his home as a promising sportsman. For this to happen, the FFF had to send over the necessary papers, but due to Sané being on his summer holiday at the time, he was unable to contact his parents. The application was missed, and Sané was ordered to serve across the border in the Black Forest.
There, he played for Donaueschingen part-time, where he was scouted by 2. Bundesliga side Freiburg. He signed his first professional contract in 1985. During three years at the club, he scored 56 goals and was top scorer in 1988. He then spent two seasons at Nuernberg, and in 1990, signed for Wattenscheid, then a Bundesliga club. He was noted for his speed, being able run 100 metres in 10.7 seconds, and for being one of the first black players to play in the Bundesliga.
In 1994, he joined FC Tirol Innsbruck, finishing as the Austrian Bundesliga's top scorer at the end of the season. He then returned to Wattenscheid for two seasons. Sané also played in Switzerland, representing Linz and Schaffhausen in the latter part of the nineties. He would return to the Ruhr valley, where his family were situated, and played for different amateur clubs in the region.
- 2. Bundesliga top scorer: 1987–88 (21 goals)
- Austrian Football Bundesliga top scorer: 1994–95 (20 goals)
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- Souleyman Sané at Fussballdaten (German)
- Interview December 2007 (German)
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