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Lamine Sané’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroFootballer
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From

France
Senegal

Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth

22 March 1987, Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Age33 years

Ludovic Lamine Sané (born 22 March 1987) is a French-born Senegalese international footballer who plays for German club Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. He occupies the central defence position, but can also be deployed as holding midfielder. He initially starred for a host of amateur clubs before signing with Bordeaux at the start of the 2008–09 season.

Football career

Early career

Sané was born in Villeneuve-sur-Lot in southwestern France and began his football career playing for local club US Lormont on the outskirts of Bordeaux. He later joined Stade Bordelais before signing a contract with Championnat de France amateur club RCO Agde at the age of 19. Sané spent one season at Agde appearing in 25 matches scoring one goal. Following the season, he returned to Lormont and spent a season playing in the Division d’Honneur. During the summer of 2008, Sané jumped five divisions signing a three-year professional contract with Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.

Bordeaux

Sané initially played with the club’s reserve team upon his arrival appearing in 15 matches during the 2008–09 season. While playing with the amateurs, the young player impressed manager Laurent Blanc and assistant Jean-Louis Gasset. For the 2009–10 pre-season, Sané featured regularly and performed well, most notably in a 3–1 win over Spanish club Athletic Bilbao after appearing as a second-half substitute. On 19 September 2009, Sané was called up to the first team for the first time for Bordeaux’s league match against Boulogne. He didn’t appear in the match, but eventually became a regular in the first 18 often appearing on the bench as a backup for French international Alou Diarra. On 3 November, Sané made his professional debut in the club’s 2–0 victory over German club Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League appearing as a substitute in the 84th minute. The following month, he earned his first start playing the entire match in Bordeaux’s 1–0 victory over Israeli club Maccabi Haifa. Sané made his league debut four days later in Bordeaux’s important tie with Lyon. Bordeaux won the match 1–0 with Sané playing the full 90 minutes.

On 8 January 2010, Sané agreed to a contract extension with Bordeaux which will tie him to the club until 2014. He scored his first goal for Bordeaux in a 3–1 loss to Olympique de Marseille in a Coupe de la Ligue final at the Stade de France.

Werder Bremen

After spending seven senior years at Bordeaux, Sané departed the club and signed for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee.

Career statistics

Club

As of 17 December 2016
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Agde2006–0725100251
Total25100251
Bordeaux2009–101715160282
2010–1133240372
2011–1232210332
2012–133311091422
2013–143605042452
2014–152311000241
2015–161304040210
Total188721123323211
Werder Bremen2016–1713110141
Career total226921123327114

Personal life

Ludovic’s younger brother Salif Sané is also a professional footballer and Senegalese international.

Honours

Bordeaux
  • Coupe de France (1): 2012–13