Samuel Eto'o

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Samuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: [samɥɛl eto fis]; born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian football administrator and former player who is the current president of the Cameroonian Football Federation. He won the African Player of the Year a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010. A precocious talent, Eto'o moved to Real Madrid as a 16 year old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Eto'o has received more than 9,312,190 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Samuel Eto'o is the 204th most popular soccer player (down from 174th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Cameroon and the 2nd most popular Cameroonian Soccer Player.

Samuel Eto'o is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor. He is the most decorated African player in history, having won the African Player of the Year award a record four times in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.

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  • 9.3M

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  • 61.50

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  • 77

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Samuel Eto'os by language

Over the past year Samuel Eto'o has had the most page views in the with 1,097,133 views, followed by French (518,644), and Spanish (312,099). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (719.50%), Kurdish (Sorani) (613.46%), and Simple English (294.01%)


Among soccer players, Samuel Eto'o ranks 204 out of 21,273Before him are Hiroaki Sato, Edgar Davids, Teófilo Cubillas, Giampiero Boniperti, Manuel Neuer, and René van de Kerkhof. After him are Yozo Aoki, Ernesto Valverde, Gino Colaussi, Pepe, Rinat Dasayev, and Piet Keizer.

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Among people born in 1981, Samuel Eto'o ranks 8Before him are Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Natalie Portman, Roger Federer, Fernando Alonso, and Alicia Keys. After him are Britney Spears, David Villa, Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Jessica Alba, and Rami Malek.

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Samuel Eto'o ranks 4 out of 156Before him are Paul Biya (1933), Roger Milla (1952), and Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696). After him are Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Issa Hayatou (1946), Manu Dibango (1933), Thomas N'Kono (1956), André Onana (1996), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Achille Mbembe (1957).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Cameroon

Among soccer players born in Cameroon, Samuel Eto'o ranks 2Before him are Roger Milla (1952). After him are Thomas N'Kono (1956), André Onana (1996), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), Joseph-Antoine Bell (1954), Rigobert Song (1976), Samuel Umtiti (1993), Vincent Aboubakar (1992), François Omam-Biyik (1966), and Jacques Songo'o (1964).