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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 8,090,914 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Samuel Eto'o is the 175th most popular soccer player (up from 234th in 2019), the 5th 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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Among soccer players, Samuel Eto'o ranks 175 out of 16,880Before him are Karim Benzema, Luis Monti, Luís Figo, Edgar Davids, Laurent Blanc, and Jean-Marie Pfaff. After him are Sergio Ramos, Kevin Keegan, Harald Schumacher, Helmut Schön, David Villa, and Oldřich Nejedlý.

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

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Samuel Eto'o ranks 5 out of 132Before him are Paul Biya (1933), Roger Milla (1952), Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), and Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924). After him are Manu Dibango (1933), Issa Hayatou (1946), Thomas N'Kono (1956), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Christian Tumi (1930), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Samuel Umtiti (1993).

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), Rigobert Song (1976), Joseph-Antoine Bell (1954), Alex Song (1987), François Omam-Biyik (1966), Jacques Songo'o (1964), and Vincent Aboubakar (1992).

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