Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian former footballer who in his prime, famous for his career in Barcelona and Inter Milan. Eto’o announced his retirement on 7 September 2019. Samuel Eto’o has been awarded by many football pundits as one of the world’s best strikers that ever played the game.
Samuel Eto’o Biography
Born on 10 March 1981, his full name Samuel Eto’o Fils. he is the Cameroonian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. On his active career, Eto has won a lot with the team (club) nad receives many personal awards as well, he is a four-time winner of the African Player of the Year award.
Eto’o start his football career with Kadji Sports Academy, he joined Real Madrid’s youth academy in 1997 but as a young kid back then, he only reach Real Madrid B, for real Madrid B he made 30 appearance where the next season he joined Mallorca on Loan from Real Madrid B. Samuel Eto performance with his new club was fantastic where at the end of his first season the club give him the permanent deal. With the club, he won 2003 Copa del Rey.
Barcelona and other Big European Club
After he won 2003 Copa del Rey many big European club want to sign him, Real Madrid wants him back, Inter Milan put the big interest on him, but the choice goes for Barcelona. He joined Barcelona in 2004, With Barcelona, his biggest achievement is 2005–06 Champions League where he awarded as the best player in the league, he also won 2009 UEFA Champions League title, he scores 36 goals in that event.
Eto joined Inter Milan On 27 July 2009, With Inter, his performance still fantastic as his performance in Barce he also winning tribble as he did with Barca, he won 2010 Supercoppa Italiana, 2010 Champion League, and 2011 Coppa Italia.
Both Inter Milan and Barcelona are Eto best club that he said he loves and respect more than others. However, in terms of personal income, Samuel Eto’o gets more salary from a Russian football club, Anzhi Makhachkala, where the club gave him a salary of €20 million (after taxes) per season, that numbers made him the world highest paid footballer at the time. Samuel Eto’o joined Anzhi Makhachkala on 23 August 2011 and leaves on 29 August 2013 were on that date he signed with EPL (English Premier League) club, Chelsea.
Through his football career, Eto has played for many football clubs. After his contract done with Chelseas, He joined Everton on 26 August 2014, Moved to Sampdoria on 27 January 2015, and joined Antalyaspor On 25 June 2015, becomes a Konyaspor player on On 31 January 2018, and his last club before his retirement is Qatar SC.
Samuel Eto International career
Eto played an important part for Cameroon National Team, he represented Cameroon on the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where at the time, Eto was the youngest footballer who appears in the game. With the Cameroon national team, He won the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations. his last participation for his national team was in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
|Full Name:||Samuel Eto’o Fils|
|Born:||10 March 1981|
|Age:||38 Years Old|
|Net Worth:||$95 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Footballer (Soccer)|
Samuel Eto’o was one of the world’s best footballers, he was a footballer who receives a huge salary from the club that he played for. and also Eto’o makes a lot of money through his endorsement. Today, Eto’s total net worth estimated around $95 Million.
Samuel Eto’o a happy married man, he married his longtime sweetheart Georgette on 6 July 2007, together they had four children: Maelle, Étienne, Siena, and Lynn. Eto had two brothers who also footballers, David Pierre Eto’o Fils who play for Eding Sport (a Cameroonian football club), and Etienne Emmanuel Eto’o Fils who play for FC Lustenau (an Austrian football club).
Samuel Eto’o Famous Quotes
“No one wants to work for little money, otherwise, they would be living on the streets.” – Samuel Eto’o
“Why don’t you think we should dream of an African team winning the World Cup for the first time? People never allow this thought to cross their minds, and it is shameful. When you try to even say it, people look at you as if you’re joking, but they forget that dreaming is the first step to success.” – Samuel Eto’o
“Anything can happen in life, but you have to be a man and sometimes say certain things.” – Samuel Eto’o