Samuel Eto'o

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Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: ​[samɥɛl eto fis]; born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. 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 5,469,131 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 228th most popular soccer player.

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  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Samuel Eto'o ranks 227 out of 13,233Before him are Paul Van Himst, Kim Yong-sik, Hisao Kami, Osvaldo Ardiles, Antonio Conte, and Wolfgang Overath. After him are Hiroto Muraoka, Shogo Kamo, Lee Yoo-hyung, Emilio Butragueño, Piet Keizer, and Pepe.

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

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Samuel Eto'o ranks 4 out of 83Before him are Paul Biya (1933), Roger Milla (1952), and Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924). After him are Issa Hayatou (1946), Manu Dibango (1933), Thomas N'Kono (1956), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), Mongo Beti (1932), Samuel Umtiti (1993), and Philémon Yang (1947).

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), Alex Song (1987), Jacques Songo'o (1964), François Omam-Biyik (1966), Carlos Kameni (1984), and Geremi (1978).

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