Leroy Sane is a German footballer who born on 11th January 1996 in Essen. Sane is primarily a winger and plays down the left side of the field. Sane prefers his left foot for passing and crossing.
Leroy came from a family with a sporting background, with his father being a professional footballer himself. He began his youth career at one of his father’s former clubs, SG Wattenscheid 09 when he was five years old.
Sane moved to Schalke 04 four years later and then moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 2008. However, he returned to Schalke 04 and made his Bundesliga debut in 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 3-1 defeat at Stuttgart.
In 2015, Sane made his debut for Germany at the U21 level under coach Horst Hrubesch for the friendly against Denmark in a 2-1 win. After scoring five goals in six appearances, he was called up to the national team by coach Joachim Louw.
Sane earned his first cap when he was called from the bench to replace Julian Draxler in a 0-2 defeat against France in the same year.
He was also a part of the German squad for the 2016 European Championships, where he made a single appearance.
Rise to Glory
Sane established himself in the Schalke team in the 2014-15 season. He scored on his Champions League debut against Real Madrid in a memorable 4-3 away win. He also scored on his first start in the Bundesliga four days later.
Sane impressed one and all in the 2015-16 season as well, finishing the Bundesliga with eight goals and six assists in 33 appearances.
The series of impressive performances meant scouts of leading European clubs had their eyes on Sane and Manchester City under new manager Pep Guardiola were the first to pounce. They signed Sane for £37m.
Leroy Sane was selected by Joachim Louw to play in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. However, he missed the tournament due to a nose surgery. It turned out to be a very costly miss as Germany lifted the trophy in Russia in July 2017.
After moving to Manchester City from FC Schalke 04, Sane scored five goals in his debut season. Like any other footballer coming into the Premier League from outside England, Sane looked largely overawed by the pace and physicality of the league for a great part of his debut season. However, he came back strongly as he scored seven goals in the 2017-18 season before suffering an ankle injury which is likely to keep him out for six weeks.
Sane was voted the Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year 2014-15 by his colleagues.
Sane received his only Barclays Player of the Month in October 2017 as he scored three goals and set three more for his mates.