Mo Salah Vs Leroy Sane? Who is a better Player?

We witness many young and emerging stars who perform well and gain great popularity in a very short time and the football world starts comparing them to other players who were once that great during their early career.

It is a common sight in this industry and one such comparison that we will be witnessing is about the two players that are very experienced and are often praised for their outstanding performance according to their roles. So let us take a look at a detailed comparison of both players in various categories to find out which player has been performing better throughout their career and who is on edge. 

Mo Salah is often regarded as one of the best wingers of our generation and this man is often called the Egyptian king because of his outstanding performance. Being one of the greatest African players of all time he is known for his clinical finishing and incomparable speed on the field.

The Liverpool legend has played a vital role in the success of all the clubs he has played for and has won a large number of titles and individual honours that many footballers dream of having in their name. Being a very influential personality this guy has been positively influencing people and is also credited for his good nature. Being one of the most demanded players on the planet he is surely a person who never lets down the expectations of his fans.

Leroy Sane the German footballer who plays as a Winger for the national team and Bundesliga club Bayern Munich started his career at Schalke 04 is an immensely talented and hard-working footballer who was voted as PFA Young Player of the Year and became the only German player to win this award after he helped Man City win the Premier League and EFL Cup as well.

His love for football started during his childhood as he was raised in a family where his father was a gymnast and Olympic Bronze Medalist. Belonging to such a family there were no restrictions on him and the family wanted him to be established as a renowned football player and shine bright in this world.

1: Club Stats

The football journey of Mo Salah started from Al Mokawloon as he spent his initial days learning and developing himself into a full-fledged footballer. He considers Cristiano Ronaldo, and Zinedine Zidane as his idols and was spotted by a scout at the age of 14. Moving him to the senior squad he never disappointed the club and performed to his full extent which led to his promotion into the bigger matches and his debut in the Egyptian Premier League. 

His time in the Egyptian Premier League was not very pleasant but considering this as his learning phase he developed himself into a more sensible player and joined Basel in 2012. He became the star of the Swiss Super League and was seen scoring back-to-back goals and valuable assists that increased his worth as a player and helped him reach the heights of the game and become a renowned person.

The scouts all over the world had started noticing his recent developments and he finally joined Chelsea in 2014 and became the first ever Egyptian to be signed by a London-based club. His Premier League Debut as a substitute against Newcastle United and scored for the first time against Arsenal. The club story of Salah in Chelsea is not too good as he did not get to show his true talents at the Stamford Bridge. He moved to AS Roma for a change and this was the start of something that made him the player he is today.

In 2017 Mo Salah got an offer to join Liverpool and a chance to play in the Premier League again. This phase of his life can be considered as one of the greatest phases as he became the European champion and also won his second Golden Boot which is considered to be a remarkable achievement in any football player’s life. Since then he never looked back and has been consistently scoring goals with consistent premier league championship wins and also setting up more records for the coming generation winning the third Golden Boot and also achieving the Player Maker of the Season award. 

Sane began playing football in 2001 and developed himself to join Schalke 04 in 2005. He signed a three-year professional deal with the club in 2014 and made his debut with the club coming as a substitute in the 77 minute. The next year in 2015 he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against Real Madrid but eventually ended up losing the match by 5-4.

In 2016 he joined Manchester City at a reported fee of 37 million pounds and made his debut against Manchester United. His first goal was celebrated and appreciated by the Manchester City fans as it was a win over Arsenal in the Premier League. He gained a lot of popularity and love from the fans when he scored the same comeback against Monaco in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg match.

Sane’s consistent back-to-back performance and scoring great goals in every match he played earned him the Premier League of the player month award for October 2017. Being voted PFA young player of the year in the 2017 Premier League title win he became the first ever German to experience this.

In 2020 Bundesliga side Bayern Munich signed a 5-year deal with Sane and he scored his first Champions League goal for the club in November. The 2021 Champions League season ended on a High note for him as he ended the season scoring 6 goals and providing 6 assists in just 10 matches and also became the player of the match against Inter Milan in the 2022 UEFA Champions League.


Comparing the two players based on the best seasons they have experienced in their careers till now. Taking this condition into consideration we can see Salah is ahead of Sane with more goals and making a difference in the charts. Salah is a clear winner in this category.

2: Titles

It wouldn’t be wrong to count Salah among the most decorated player and he deserves all the respect for what he did for African Football and every club he played for. He has shown an enormous amount of dedication towards always winning and being the best in the scene. Despite a bad start with his club, he evolved his gameplay and emerged as a star after some time. 

Leroy Sane has been performing exceptionally well with back-to-back league title wins in his career and also many individual titles that add stars to his career. He even went through some major injuries and faced a tough phase of his life but showed up with top-notch skills and gave a great comeback. We will be taking a look at the team titles to have a better look at the player’s timeline and compare them in a better way.

Titles Won By Mohammed Salah:

2x Swiss Super League 

Premier League

FA cup

EFL cup

FA Community Shield

UEFA Champions League

UEFA Super Cup

FIFA Club World Cup


Titles Won By Leroy Sane:

2x Premier League

FA cup


2x FA community Shield

3x Bundesliga

2x DFL SuperCup

UEFA Super Cup

FIFA Club World Cup

Sane has won much more titles compared to Mo Salah and he is the clear winner in this category.

3: Individual Honors

We have seen many dominating players on the field along with a lot of passion. The players we are talking about today have achieved a lot in the industry but have always been on the back foot when it comes to flaunting their achievements. 


Salah’s Individual Honors:

CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year: 2012

UAFA Golden Boy: 2012

Swiss Super League Player of the Year: 2013

El Heddaf Arab Footballer of the Year: 2013, 2017, 2018

AS Roma Player of the Season: 2015–16

Globe Soccer Best Arab Player of the Year: 2016

CAF Team of the Year: 2017, 2018, 2019

Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2017, 2021

Premier League Player of the Month: November 2017, February 2018, March 2018, October 2021

Premier League Goal of the Month: January 2021, October 2021

PFA Player of the Month (10) : November 2017, December 2017, February 2018, March 2018, December 2018, January 2019, April 2019, September 2021, October 2021, February 2022

BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2017, 2018

African Footballer of the Year: 2017, 2018

PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2017–18, 2021–22

FWA Footballer of the Year: 2017–18, 2021–22

Premier League Golden Boot: 2017–18, 2018–19 (shared), 2021–22 (shared)

Premier League Player of the Season: 2017–18

Premier League Playmaker of the Season: 2021–22

Premier League Goal of the Season: 2021–22

PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2017–18, 2020–21, 2021–22

Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season Award: 2017–18, 2020–21, 2021–22

PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2017–18, 2020–21, 2021–22

UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18

ESM Team of the Year: 2017–18, 2021–22

Onze d’Argent: 2017–18

Honorary Citizen of the Chechen Republic: 2018

FIFA Puskás Award: 2018

FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2019

FSA Player of the Year: 2018, 2021

Time 100: 2019

Liverpool Goal of the Season: 2018–19 (vs. Chelsea), 2021–22 (vs. Man City), 2022–23 (vs. Man City)

GQ Middle East Man of The Year Award: 2019

IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of The Year: 2020, 2021, 2022

IFFHS Best CAF Men’s Player of the Decade: 2011–2020

IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of the Decade: 2011–2020

Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award: 2021

Golden Foot: 2021

IFFHS Best CAF Men’s Player of the Year: 2021

BBC Goal of the Season: 2021–22

Globe Soccer Fans’ Player of the Year: 2022

Goal 25: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine: 2018.

Premier League Player of the Year by Northwest Football Awards: 2018

Sane’s Individual Honors:

PFA Young Player of the Year

Premier League Player of the Month 

VDV Newcomer of the Season

UEFA Champions League of the Fantasy Football Team of the Season

There is no need for further elaboration and any other data to be considered as Salah is one of those players who have achieved the most number of individual honours for himself and Sane stands almost nowhere near him when it comes to individual honours.

4: International Career

Salah has been an important part of the under-20 and under-23 Egyptian teams in both the 2011 FIFA under-20 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics as well. Senior debuted in 2011 when he played for the first time for the Egyptian national football team and scored his first goal against Niger. In 2013 he hit a hat trick against Zimbabwe and helped the team qualify for the World Cup. 

Salah’s contribution to the Egyptian national football team has been valued by the nation as is considered the king of Egyptian Football. He also became the top scorer for Egypt in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. He scored his 50th international gold for Egypt and became the only player with such an amount of international goals from the African region. 

Sane started playing in the U-21 German team in 2015 and also for the U21 UEFA European 2017 League. After receiving his call-up from the senior team in 2015 France, he performed impressively and established himself as an international winger. He was also selected to play in the 2016 UEFA Euro.


Salah wins in this category with better international stats and consistent call-ups from the team. Sane was also not called up by the German team in many instances due to his inconsistent gameplay.

5: Personal Life

Mo Salah loves to live a relaxed life and loves playing video games in his free time. He is a father of two adorable daughters and he is also a practising Muslim. He has a simple personality but his car collection is something that many people dream of having.

The Liverpool player owns a collection consisting of luxurious Mercedes, Lamborghini and a Bentley Continental GT. Apart from being a car collector, he loves doing yoga for his fitness and also he is a big-time fan of watching movies in comedy shows. Being a very rich person he still lives a very normal life and loves spending time with his family and daughters. His net worth is around $90 million. 

Leroy Sane loves playing football and stays away from parties and crowds. Belonging from a family of athletes he loves the sport and dedicated major time to it.

If we talk about his relationship and dating history, he has been in a relationship since 2017 with famous singer and model Candide Brook. He considered Lionel Messi as his role model and he has learnt a lot from him. Just like Mo Salah he also loves to live a normal life despite having a net worth of $ 22 million.

Salah Vs Sane? Who is the better player? 

Sane is a player who has a lot of titles under his belt and is better than many footballers out there. The winning streak of Sane has made him an asset for both Man City and FC Bayern which will continue to be the case for this player. On the other hand, Mo Salah is a fan favorite who came out of nowhere and surprised the world with his skills. Sane is a great player but he did not make it to compete among the best like Salah. We have seen Mo Salah compete with the top players in recent years for great titles. 

We must not ignore the fact that he is 4 years older than Sane and started his career earlier. Sane is just 27 now and has a good career left to make some remarkable changes in his gameplay and become one of the finest. 

Based on the above comparison it is easy to say that Mo Salah is untouchable at the moment.

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