Comparing Salah and Mane’s international goalscoring records

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

Egypt and Senegal are preparing to face off in the 2021 African Cup of Nations final – and the English media have wasted no time in rebranding the occasion as a clash between Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Salah and Mane have been integral to their countries passage to the final in Cameroon. Salah scored the winning penalty against Ivory Coast and was sensational against Morocco, while Mane has battled concussion to inspire Senegal through the knockout rounds.

The pair are legendary figures for both club and country but which has performed better in their national colours?

We’ve crunched the numbers and compared Salah and Mane’s goalscoring records with their perspective countries.

Mohamed Salah

Overall
Games: 79
Starts: 75
Sub appearances: 4

Goals: 45
Penalty goals: 3

Minutes per goal: 150.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 160.9

Friendlies
Games: 22
Goals: 10
Penalty goals: 0

Percentage of total goals: 22.2%
Minutes per goal: 161.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 161.2

 

African Cup of Nations qualifiers
Games: 21
Goals: 16
Penalty goals: 0

Percentage of total goals: 35.5%
Minutes per goal: 116.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 116.6

African Cup of Nations
Games: 16
Goals: 6
Penalty goals: 0

Percentage of total goals: 13.3%
Minutes per goal: 256.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 256.6

World Cup qualifiers
Games: 18
Goals: 11
Penalty goals: 2

Percentage of total goals: 24.4%
Minutes per goal: 141.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 173.4

World Cup
Games: 2
Goals: 2
Penalty goals: 1

Percentage of total goals: 4.4%
Minutes per goal: 90
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 180

Sadio Mane

Overall
Games: 84
Starts: 74
Sub appearances: 10

Goals: 28
Penalty goals: 7

Minutes per goal: 243.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 324.6

Friendlies
Games: 19
Goals: 5
Penalty goals: 2

Percentage of total goals: 17.9%
Minutes per goal: 266.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 444.3

African Cup of Nations qualifiers
Games: 24
Goals: 7
Penalty goals: 1

Percentage of total goals: 25%
Minutes per goal: 269.7
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 314.6

African Cup of Nations
Games: 17
Goals: 8
Penalty goals: 3

Percentage of total goals: 28.6%
Minutes per goal: 193.1
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 309

World Cup qualifiers
Games: 21
Goals: 7
Penalty goals: 1

Percentage of total goals: 25%
Minutes per goal: 254.4
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 296.8

World Cup
Games: 3
Goals: 1
Penalty goals: 0

Percentage of total goals: 3.6%
Minutes per goal: 270
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 270


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