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 from 11 December 2021. In his prime, Eto'o was regarded by pundits as one of the best strikers in the world, and he is regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, winning 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 6,717,701 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Samuel Eto'o is the 234th most popular soccer player (down from 227th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Cameroon (down from 4th in 2019) 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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Among soccer players, Samuel Eto'o ranks 234 out of 16,923Before him are Osamu Yamaji, Gusztáv Sebes, Rinat Dasayev, Amancio Amaro, Shoichi Nishimura, and Jair Marinho. After him are Luis Enrique, Toshio Hirabayashi, Paul Van Himst, Zbigniew Boniek, Andreas Brehme, and Rafael Moreno Aranzadi.

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

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Samuel Eto'o ranks 5 out of 115Before him are Paul Biya (1933), Roger Milla (1952), Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), and Manu Dibango (1933). After him are Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Thomas N'Kono (1956), Issa Hayatou (1946), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Achille Mbembe (1957), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Mongo Beti (1932).

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), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), Samuel Umtiti (1993), Alex Song (1987), Joseph-Antoine Bell (1954), Rigobert Song (1976), François Omam-Biyik (1966), Jacques Songo'o (1964), and André Onana (1996).

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