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Sadio Mane voted worst outfield player in Bundesliga by more than 250 fellow professionals

Josh Lawless

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Sadio Mane voted worst outfield player in Bundesliga by more than 250 fellow professionals

Despite a final day Bundesliga title win, it's a common view that Sadio Mane's first season at Bayern Munich was a massive disappointment and now it's emerged his fellow players agree.

Mane left Liverpool after six years, joining Bayern in a £35 million switch. At the time, some labelled it the "worst bit of business ever seen in football" from a Liverpool perspective after his huge contributions to the success achieved by Jurgen Klopp's side.

But while there is an argument to say Liverpool missed him down the left, Mane wasn't quite on top form in Bavaria.

He finished with 12 goals in all competitions as Bayern saw off Borussia Dortmund to claim yet another title on a dramatic final day.

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Yet Mane was an unused substitute against Koln after a miserable few months. He missed the World Cup with Senegal after suffering a fibula and was then hit with a huge fine and suspension from his club after allegedly punching teammate Leroy Sane.

The clash is said to have taken place in the dressing room after the 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat to Manchester City.

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The matter was closed at Bayern but it seems as though players in the Bundesliga used it as a factor in their end-of-season votes.

Every year, all 252 professionals have their say on the player of the season - as well as which outfielder was the biggest disappointment.

And as per Kicker, Mane accrued a whopping 41.7% of the votes to win by an absolute landslide.

Image: Kicker
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26.9% opted to outright refuse to vote or select other, while Mane's colleagues Joshua Kimmich, Sane and Leon Goretzka were also in the unwanted top five along with Anthony Modeste of Dortmund.

As far the player of the season award, Eintracht Frankfurt and France star Kolo Muani finished in first place with 24.2% of the votes after an impressive 15-goal campaign.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Sadio Mane, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, Leroy Sane

Josh Lawless
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