SAmuel Eto’o, fully Samuel Eto’o Fils, (born March 10, 1981 in Nkon, Cameroon), Cameroonian professional footballer, who is considered one of the best African footballers of all time, played in the UCB Douala Second Division at the 1996 Cameroon Cup only 16 years ago he caught the attention of Real Madrid, one of the best teams in Europe, which signed him in 1997 despite his short playing time, even after qualifying for the 1998 World Cup. Cameroon did not. It doesn’t have much to do with it, but he failed on the first round. The indomitable goal of the Lions Gold Medal against Nigeria.
His impressive game continued at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where Cameroon beat Spain for the first time. and teammate Patrick Mboma led the comeback by two goals, forcing extra time in the Olympic final, in which the Indomitable Lions lost 2- 0 in the second half after Eto’o’s apparent goal was not recognized by a missed goal of the game, the penalty kick The penalty shoot-out continued and Cameroon won the game. or he was loaned to various teams by Real Madrid until 2000 when he signed for Real Mallorca in the Spanish league; It’s $ 6.3 million contract was the highest sum the club had paid at the time.Internationally, he led Cameroon to a second African title and a World Cup place in 2002. While Eto’o was a formidable player for Mallorca, he became the all-time scorer for Mallorca, the top division of European football. In 2004 he moved to FC Barcelona.
Barcelona won the Spanish Premier League in 2005 and 2006 and the Champions League in 2006. In 2008 it was the top scorer of the Africa Cup. In the History of Nations, when he helped Cameroon reach the final of the tournament (a loss to Egypt). Eto’o led Barcelona to a historic season in 2009 when the club won their first “triple” by taking home the national Premier League title, the Spanish Grand Cup (Copa del Rey) and the continental championship (Champions League) won season, Eto’o moved to Inter Milan, helped Inter to win the Champions League in 2010 and was the club’s top scorer in 2010 with 37 goals. In 2013 he signed a one-year contract with Chelsea in the English Premier League. Eto’o moved to Everton the following year but only played 20 games for the club before moving to Sampdoria.From the Italian Serie A in January 2015. Later that year he signed a three-year contract with Antalyaspor of the Turkish Süper Lig. In January 2018 he moved to another club in the Süper Lig, Konyaspor, but Eto’o left the team in August and in He signed with Qatar SC that same month, retired the following year and Eto’o scored two goals in the international match. At the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he increased his goal record for the event to 18 goals and was named Africa’s Footballer of the Year for the fourth time. It also helped Cameroon qualify for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although the team failed to win a game in either game. In August 2014, Eto’o withdrew from international competition.