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Sadio Mane: How has his FIFA rating evolved?

20:41 EAT 27/09/2022
Sadio Mane of Bayern Munich
How has the Liverpool superstar progressed since his first inclusion on the FIFA franchise?

The reigning African Footballer of the Year and Bayern Munich superstar has come a long way since making his first appearance on the FIFA franchise back on FIFA 14 with Red Bull Salzburg.

In the intervening years, he’s become one of the most decorated African players in history, reaching three Champions League finals—winning one—and clinching the Premier League with Liverpool in 2020.

He’s also taken Senegal to two World Cups, while firing the Teranga Lions to their first Africa Cup of Nations crown.

As Mane’s career has skyrocketed, so his FIFA ratings have been transformed, to the point where the attacker is one of the top 15 players on the newest edition of the franchise.

  • Sadio Mane Salzburg 2013

    FIFA 14

    Mane’s FIFA debut came on FIFA14, when the attacker was included in the Red Bull Salzburg squad.

    He had an initial rating of 69—rising to 72 during the course of the year—with a Pace rating of 87 being his top attribute.

    It was a modest start to life on the famous franchise for a player who would go on to become one of the most dangerous players on the game.

  • Man Utd winger hunt | Sadio Mane Southampton

    FIFA 15

    By the time FIFA 15 was released, Mane had already made his move to the Premier League, signing for Southampton in an £11.8 million deal.

    He adapted well to life in the top flight, scoring ten in his debut season in England, fully living up to his revised FIFA rating of 74.

  • Sadio Mane Southampton Crystal Palace Premier League 03032015

    FIFA 16

    Mane didn’t just get a ratings boost for FIFA 16, he also had a shift in position, being moved into a default centre-forward role by the game creators.

    Mane improved on his debut season in England, with 11 goals and six assists, with his shooting attribute climbing from 70 to 73.

  • Sadio Mane of Liverpool, 2016

    FIFA 17

    Mane’s maiden season at Liverpool, following a £34 million move from St. Mary’s Stadium, also coincided with a slight ratings boost on FIFA.

    His overall score went up from 78 to 79, while both his pace and dribbling ratings enjoyed a one-point increase.

    It was a testing year for Mane, whose campaign was affected by injuries and an absence for the Africa Cup of Nations.

    Mane was also a right-midfielder on the game.

  • Sadio Mane Senegal

    FIFA 18

    Reverting to a left-winger role for FIFA 18, Man enjoyed his highest rating yet—taking a significant leap from 79 to 84.

    By this point, Mane was establishing himself as one of the key building blocks of Jurgen Klopp’s magnificent side, and was beginning to be considered among FIFA’s most dangerous attacking talents.

  • FIFA 19

    Another increase for Mane on FIFA 19, as his rating climbed to 96.

    All of his key attacking attributes enjoyed a points boost as Mane took his game to a new level at Anfield, scoring 22 goals in 36 league games for Liverpool during the course of the campaign.

  • FIFA 20

    Liverpool’s most glorious season coincided with yet another ratings climb for Mane, whose top score increased from 86 to 88.

    This was a result of his best ever top flight campaign in which he scored 22 goals—winning the Golden Boot alongside Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  • Sadio Mane Senegal

    FIFA 21

    Following Liverpool’s Premier League triumph in 2020, it was predictable that many of their most prominent stars would enjoy an improvement in their FIFA ratings.

    Mane certainly fell into this category, as after his sublime contribution to the Reds’ title triumph—ending their three-decade wait for domestic glory—his overall score peaked at 90.

    A pace score of 94 was the attacker’s top asset, with 90 for dribbling not too far behind.

  • Luka Modric Sadio Mane Real Madrid Liverpool UCL

    FIFA 22

    For the first time in Mane’s FIFA evolution, his ratings took a dip, with the attacker dropping from 90 to 89.

    It’s still an awesome overall score, but reflects a tricky 20-21 season for the Reds, as Mane’s output dropped to 11 Prem goals.

  • Sadio mane Bayern 2022-23

    FIFA 23

    Mane’s first FIFA as a Bayern Munich player, and he retains the 89 rating he enjoyed on the previous edition of the game.

    Only 10 players on FIFA 23 have a higher rating than Mane, who’s tied with Son Heung-min and Neymar Jr as the most highly rated left wingers on the newest edition.