Senegalese footballer Sadio Mané is the recipient of the inaugural Socratest Award, presented at the 2022 Ballon D’or ceremony on 17 October, during the 66th Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris,.

Upon receiving the award, Sadio Mané said:

“I am very happy to win this award. It is something very special and it motivates me to give my best on and off the field. I want to thank my family and my teammates. With this trophy, I will redouble my efforts on the pitch. Doing my best for all these people was a kid’s dream. I know where I come from and I know my reality. I try to do the best I can.”