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Senegal: Sadio Mané Named Player of the Year for The 4th Time

In Senegal, it has become a habit. For the fourth successive time, Sadio Mané has been awarded the Golden Ball by the Senegalese sports press. He was well ahead of Kalidou Koulibaly, Kara Mbodj and Ismaïla Sarr with 296 votes.

The Liverpool player was very honored to receive this award. For the fourth time in a row, Sadio Mané is designated Senegalese Ballon d’Or by the national sports press. A record set by the footballer this Monday, November 27. He becomes the first player to achieve such a performance since the creation of this distinction by the National Association of Senegalese sports press.


The offensive midfielder of the English club Liverpool has collected a total of 296 points after the vote organized by the association of the national sports press. He played defenders Kalidou Koulibaly, playing at the Italian club of Naples and Kara Mbodj, playing in Belgium in Anderlecht.

25-year-old Sadio Mané has been rewarded several times for his great performances with his club. Today, he is starting essential pieces in the Reds. The player also managed to lead the national team, the Teranga lions, to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Recall that the last qualification of Senegal to a final phase of the World Cup dates back to 2002 when the Senegalese had managed to win against France in pool match (1-0).

The Senegalese Ballon d’Or is also nominated for the African Ballon d’Or to be awarded on January 4th.


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