Cameroonian soccer striker Samuel Eto’o won an unparalleled 4 African Gamer of the Year Awards and back-to-back trebles with his European clubs.
“The very first thing for success is thinking, thinking that you can accomplish. When you think that you can attain something, I’m sure that you’re 60 percent on the course to triumph.”.
— Samuel Eto’o.
Born upon March 10, 1981, in Nkon, Cameroon, Samuel Eto’o signed up with Real Madrid’s youth academy in 1997. He led his nation to success at the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, and later on won back-to-back trebles with European clubs FC Barcelona and Internazionale. A four-time African Player of the Year, Eto’o ended up being soccer’s highest-paid star after signing with FC Anzhi Makhachkala in 2011.
Samuel Eto’o Fils was born upon March 10, 1981, in Nkon, Cameroon. The boy of an accounting professional, he delighted in a fairly comfy youth and went to the Kadji Sports Academy in the city of Douala. Eto’o’s efforts to sign with a French soccer club as a teen were declined due to his age and absence of a correct ID, however he ended up being a member of Real Madrid’s youth academy in 1997.
Early Professional Career.
Eto’o hardly bet Real Madrid and was lent to numerous clubs throughout the late 1990s. The rapid striker developed himself as a vital gamer for his nation, leading Cameroon to champions at the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics.
In the meantime, Eto’o discovered a steady club house with RCD Mallorca. He scored two times in Mallorca’s 2003 Copa Del Rey success, an efficiency that assisted him amass the very first of 3 straight African Player of the Year Awards, and ended up being the club’s all-time leading domestic organization scorer.
Eto’o signed with Spanish giant FC Barcelona in 2004 and assisted provide an organization title in his very first period. Among soccer’s most deadly strikers, Eto’o made the Pichichi Trophy as La Liga’s leading scorer in 2006 and topped all rivals in objectives at the 2006 and 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. Even though he was a significant force behind Barcelona’s treble-winning project of 2008-09, he fell out of favor with the club and was traded to Internazionale for Zlatan Ibrahimovi?.
Eto’o delighted in a victorious 2009-10 period with Internazionale, making Serie A, Champions League and Italian Cup success to end up being the very first gamer to win back-to-back trebles. He asserted a record 4th African Player of the Year Award in 2010, and assisted his club to another Italian Cup champion at the end of the period.
In August 2011, Eto’o signed a three-year agreement with the Russian Premier League’s FC Anzhi Makhachkala that made him the highest-paid gamer around the world. The pricey striker was offered with the club looking to cut payroll, and he resumed his occupation as a member of the English Premier League’s Chelsea F.C. in 2013-14.