2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Salif SANE

196.0 cm
Date of Birth 25 August 1990
International Caps
International Goals

Salif Sane provided invaluable help to the Senegal cause during the qualifiers for Russia 2018. A powerful presence at 6'4 (1.93m) and capable of playing in both central defence or midfield, he started three games down the final stretch as the Lions of Teranga sealed their spot in Russia.

That came after he received his maiden call-up in 2013, and Sane also featured in the qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 – though he had to make do with cameos from the bench at a time when his brother Ludovic was a regular starter at the back. In addition to his more traditional qualities, Sane boasts a long and accurate throw-in, a secret weapon he has used often in his career.