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Leroy Sané
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Personal information
Full name Leroy Sané
Date of birth 11 January 1996 (1996-01-11) (age 22)
Place of birth    Essen, Germany Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club England Manchester City
Number 19
Youth clubs
2001–2005
2005–2008
2008–2011
2011–2014
Germany SG Wattenscheid 09
Germany Schalke 04
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Schalke 04
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2014–2016
2016–
Germany Schalke 04
England Manchester City
047 0(11)
037 0(11)   
National team
2014–2015
2015–
2015–
Germany Germany U19
Germany Germany U21
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011 00(8)
010 00(5)
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Leroy Sané (born 11 January 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester City and the Germany national football team.

Early career

Sané began his career in 2001, playing for the youth team of SG Wattenscheid 09, for which his father had also previously played. He joined Schalke 04 in 2005, then, three years later, moved to Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He returned to Schalke in 2011, joining the youth academy.

Club career

Schalke 04

In March 2014, Sané graduated from Schalke's youth academy and joined the senior team on a professional contract. He made his Bundesliga debut, against VFB Stuttgart, in April 2014.

Manchester City

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Leory Sané in action for Manchester City

In August 2016, Sané joined Premier League club Manchester City, signing a five-year deal reportedly worth £37 million. He made his debut for the club that September, in the Manchester derby. His first goal for the club, against Arsenal, followed shortly afterward.

In April 2017, Sané was named as one of six players shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Throughout his career, Sané has suffered with chronic nasal congestion. In July 2017, he revealed that he

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A frustrated Leroy Sané tries desperately to unblock his nose during a match.

believed his debut season at City had been limited by his inability to breathe through his nose, stating that the problem caused him discomfort and intense frustration during matches. He opted to have corrective surgery during the off-season break. Although this caused him to miss that year's FIFA Confederations Cup, Sané stated that having a constantly blocked nose was becoming increasingly unbearable for him, and that he wished to go into the next season feeling happy and healthy.

Sané started the 2017-18 season promisingly. Endowed with more confidence following his surgery, his excellent performances in October earned him the Premier League Player of the Month award.


External links

Manchester City FC
Manchester City F.C. squad - 2017-18

1. Bravo 2. Walker 4. Kompany (c) 5. Stones 7. Sterling 8. Gündoğan 10. Agüero 15. Mangala 17. De Bruyne 18. Delph 19. Sané 20. B. Silva 21. D. Silva 22. Mendy 24. Adarabioyo 25. Fernandinho 30. Otamendi 31. Ederson 33. Jesus 35. Zinchenko 42. Y. Touré 47. Foden 55. Díaz

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Germany – UEFA Euro 2016 – Semi-finalists

1. Neuer 2. Mustafi 3. Hector 4. Höwedes 5. Hummels 6. Khedira 7. Schweinsteiger 8. Özil 9. Schürrle 10. Podolski 11. Draxler 12. Leno 13. Müller 14. Can 15. Weigl 16. Rüdiger 17. Boateng 18. Kroos 19. Götze 20. Sané 21. Kimmich 22. Ter Stegen 23. Gómez