Leroy Sane painting by mahmoud tabrizi (German pronunciation: [ˈliːʁɔʏ̯ zaˈneː], French pronunciation: [lə.ʁwa sa.ne]; 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
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.
On 21 March 2014, Sané signed a three-year professional contract with Schalke 04 running until 30 June 2017 Sané made his Bundesliga debut on 20 April 2014 in a match against VfB Stuttgart. He replaced Max Meyer after 77 minutes in a 3–1 away defeat.
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. He made his debut in a 1–2 win, in the Manchester derby, on 10 September.
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. 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.
Sané received his first senior call up to the German national team on 6 November 2015 in a friendly against France. 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.
Sané was selected by Germany boss Joachim Löw to represent the country at Euro 2016. He only participated in one match, replacing Bastian Schweinsteiger on 79 minutes in Germany’s 2-0 semifinal defeat to France.
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. 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. Leroy has dual German and French citizenship