While other soccer superstars use their mammoth wealth to buy and enjoy the luxuries of life, Sadio Mane has dedicated his wealth to helping the poor in the community he grew up.
Although our further checks indicate the quotes attributed to him actually aren’t his and neither did such an interview take place, Sadio Mane has shown time and again that he is willing to use his wealth to uplift his community from poverty and ensure its development.
Below is the quote attributed to Sadio Mane..
“Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?
I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people.
I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy.
I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me”. – Sadio Mane
(NOTE: This article was updated to reflect further facts gathered by our team)