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Highlighted athlete (Leroy Sane):
Leroy Sane started his professional career with Schalke 04. The speedy winger, who can also play as an attacking midfielder, played his first game for the team on April 20, 2014 against Stuttgart. Sane came off the bench in the second half, replacing Max Meyer 13 minutes before the end of the game.
In 47 games for Schalke, he scored 11 goals. On August 2nd, 2016, he signed a contract with Manchester City, a top-spending team in the Premier League. The ex-Schalke player joined the team on a five-year deal worth £37 million. Sane, born on January 11th, 1996 in Essen, has a Senegalese father.
In the past, Souleymane Sane was a member of the Senegalese national soccer team, and his mother Regina Weber was a rhythmic gymnast. When it comes to his international achievements, Leroy Sane has represented Germany U21 in 6 games and also played for the senior team on November 13, 2015, in a 2-0 defeat against France.
Highlighted Team (Austria):
Austria is a long-standing national football team in Europe that experienced considerable success in the 1930s, earning the moniker Wunderteam. They placed fourth in the 1934 World Cup and third in the 1954 finals. Despite this, Austria has only made it past the first knockout stage in one of their five subsequent World Cup appearances.
The team’s performance in the European Championship qualifying rounds was disappointing, as they were unable to qualify for 12 consecutive tournaments before finally making an appearance at the 2008 finals as co-hosts. However, Austria’s success in winning nine out of ten qualifiers for Euro 2016 may indicate a potential return to their past glory days.
Andreas Herzog, a former midfielder for Bayern Munich, holds the record for the most appearances on the team with 103 games played. Toni Polster is the team’s leading goal scorer with 44 goals in 95 matches. Austria has had many noteworthy players over the years, including Matthias Sinderlar, Ernst Ocwirk, Herbert Prohaska, and Hans Krankl.