Salif Sané was born on 25 August, 1990 in Lormont, France. He is a professional footballer who plays for Hannover 96 as a defender. He represents Senegal at international level. Sané was born in Lormont, France to Senegalese parents. His older brother is fellow footballer Lamine Sané.
Sané spent his early career playing club football in France for Bordeaux, Nancy and Nancy II. In June 2012 Salif rejected an offer from Belgian club Anderlecht. In May 2013 it was announced that he would transfer to German club Hannover 96 on 1 July 2013, signing a four-year contract with the club.
In September 2012, Sané announced his intention to play international football for Senegal. He received his first international call up from Senegal in May 2013. He made his international debut later that year, and he has played in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. In December 2014 he was named as part of Senegal’s preliminary squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.