Leroy Sane is a professional German footballer who currently plays for Manchester City and the Germany national team.
Name: Leroy Aziz Sané
Nick Name: Bacon
Agent: Foot: Left
Position: Attacking midfielder
Leroy Sane Age
Date of birth (Age): 11 January 1996
Place of birth/City: Essen, Germany
Height: 1.83 m
Leroy Sane Family
Father: Souleyman Sané
Mother: Regina Weber
Spouse/Ex-: Candice Brooks
Children: Rio Stella
Leroy Sane Net Worth
Salary: £92,673 per week
Childhood & Early Life
Leroy Sané was born on 11 January 1996 in Essen, Germany, the son of Senegal international footballer Souleyman Sané and German Olympic gymnast Regina Weber. His father met his mother while playing professionally for SG Wattenscheid 09. Leroy Sané grew up in Wattenscheid and went to secondary school in nearby Gelsenkirchen. His two brothers, Kim and Sidi, have played for the youth side or second XI of major German football clubs.
Leroy Sane is a Manchester City player in the English Premier League who plays as a winger and attacking midfielder. He is the son of a former Olympic gymnast, Regina Weber and a former Senegalese international football player, Souleymane.
Sane made his professional debut for Schalke 04 in 2014 and transferred to Manchester City in 2016 for an initial £37 million fee. He was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 2017–18 after helping City win the Premier League and EFL Cup. He made his senior international debut for Germany in November 2015 and was part of their squad that reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016.
Leroy Sané sterted playing football in 2001 for the youth team of SG Wattenscheid 09. In 2005, he joined Schalke 04. Three years later, he joined Bayer Leverkusen. In 2011, Sané returned to the youth academy (Nachwuchsleistungszentrum) of Schalke 04. On 21 March 2014, Sané signed a three-year professional contract with Schalke 04 extending until 30 June 2017. He made his Bundesliga debut on 20 April 2014 against VfB Stuttgart. He replaced Max Meyer after 77 minutes in a 3–1 away defeat.
Sané joined Premier League club Manchester City on 2 August 2016, signing a five-year contract for a reported £37 million transfer fee, with performance-related add-ons potentially making the fee £46.5 million. On 28 January, he scored in a 3–0 away win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round match
Leroy Sane scored his first two goals of the 2017–18 season in City’s 5–0 home win against Liverpool. On 20 September, he scored twice in a 2–1 away win over West Bromwich Albion in the third round match of the League Cup. On 23 September, he scored in a 5–0 win over Crystal Palace. On 14 October, he scored in a 7–2 win over Stoke City. On 21 October, he scored in a 3–0 win over Burnley. On 28 October, he scored in a 3–2 away win over West Bromwich Albion.
Sane was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year for his part in Manchester City’s 2017–18 Premier League title win, edging teammates Raheem Sterling and Ederson, as well as Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. With 15 assists, Sané just missed out on winning the inaugural Premier League Playmaker of the Season award to fellow teammate Kevin De Bruyne.
On 3 January 2019, he scored the winning goal for Manchester City in the 72nd minute of the game against Liverpool, which resulted in Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the English Premier League coming to an end.
On 13 March 2019, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash against Schalke 04, Sané put in an incredible performance with three assists and a goal to contribute to Manchester City’s 7–0 victory against his former club, sending City to the quarter-finals of the competition.
On 24 April 2019, Sané scored the second and final goal in a match against Manchester United during the 66th minute to secure City a Manchester derby win. It was his first ever Manchester derby goal.
Leroy Sané was first called up to the Germany under-21 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. On 3 September 2015, he made his debut for the German U21 side in a 2–1 win at Stadion an der Lohmühle in Lübeck against Denmark, where he was replaced after 73 minutes by Julian Brandt.
Sané received his first senior call-up to the German senior team on 6 November 2015 in a friendly against France. On 13 November 2015, he was substituted in the 61st-minute for Julian Draxler in a friendly match against France in Saint-Denis, in what would be a 2–0 defeat for the Germans, overshadowed by shootings and explosions around the stadium.
Sané was selected by Germany boss Joachim Löw to represent the country at UEFA Euro 2016. He participated in one match, replacing Bastian Schweinsteiger on 79 minutes in Germany’s 2–0 semi-final defeat to France. Sané was omitted from Germany’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 4 June 2018. In September 2018, after he was selected for the squad to face games against France and Peru, he left the team hotel after a discussion with Joachim Löw, citing “personal reasons” as his cause for leaving. It was later revealed that the reason for leaving was due to the birth of his daughter.
On 16 November 2018 he scored his first goal for Germany against Russia following an assist from Serge Gnabry. The goal came in the eighth minute of the game as Germany won.
Leroy Sane Achievements
Premier League: 2017–18
EFL Cup: 2017–18, 2018–19
FA Community Shield: 2018
PFA Young Player of the Year: 2017–18
Premier League Player of the Month: October 2017