HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred and signed from Werder Bremen on Feb. 20, 2018.
Sane is a vastly experienced center back who strengthens Orlando's backline. He made 15 starts in 16 appearances in 2018, scoring his first MLS goal against Real Salt Lake.
INTERNATIONAL: Sané, who was born in Villenueve-sur-Lot, France, has 25 senior caps for the Senegal national team, including five between the 2012 and 2015 African Cup of Nations and two in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Senegal is one of the five nations from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that will compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
OUTSIDE MLS: Sané joined the Lions after registering over 270 appearances in European top-flight leagues. The center back, who can also play as a holding midfielder, spent the past two seasons with Werder Bremen. Sané made 38 Bundesliga appearances in 2016-17 and 2017-18, scoring two goals and one assist. Sané also made two appearances in the German Cup, DFB-Pokal, in 2016 and 2017.