Samuel Eto'o

Former FC Barcelona player Samuel Eto'o is a Cameroonian player who plays as a striker for the Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala He was also captain when the national team of Cameroon.

Eto'o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with FC Barcelona, and also the record holder in the number of performances by African players in La Liga  In the year 2010., He became the first player to win two European Continental Trebles following back-to -back achievements with Barcelona and Internazionale.

As a member of the Cameroon national team, he was part of the squad that won the 2000 Olympic tournament, he has participated in three World Cups and six African Cup (won twice) and all-time leading scorer in African Cup history, with 18 goals.

Personal Information
Full name : Samuel Eto'o Fils
Date of birth : 10 March 1981 (age 30)
Place of birth : Nkon, Cameroon
Height : 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Anzhi Makhachkala
Number  : 99

Club Career

Real Madrid
Samuel Eto'o joined Real Madrid in 1997, but he Could only train with Real Madrid B, as he was still a minor. After making 30 Appearances for the club and scoring only four goals, he returned to Madrid following the end of the 1998-99 season.

The next season, in the winter transfer window, he transferred to RCD Mallorca La Liga team on loan, scoring six goals in 19 games. At the end of the season, Eto'o left Real Madrid, signing a permanent deal with RCD Mallorca for a club record £ 4.4 million fee. Mallorca president Mateo Alemany said of his style of play, "I doubt if there is any other player in the world who would please the fans more at this moment." Mallorca won the match 3-0, with Eto'o scoring two late goals to seal the victory. His volatile attitude, however, resulted in Several off-pitch incidents. Bartolome Terrassa, a television journalist, filed a formal complaint after a run-in with Eto'o in the club's parking lot, accusing the player of saying, "The next time, you are not going to escape; I'm going to kill you. "

Eto'o Departed Mallorca as the club's all-time leading domestic league scorer (54 goals)  he signed for FC Barcelona in the summer of 2004 for a transfer fee of € 24 million, after lengthy, three-way negotiations with Mallorca and Madrid. Eto'o made his Barcelona debut in the season opener at Racing de Santander on 29 August 2004. After Barcelona won the 2004-05 La Liga title, the team organized a Festive party in the Camp Nou, During the which Eto'o harangued the fans chanting, "Madrid, cabrón, Saluda al campeón" (Classic: Madrid, bastards, salute the champions).

Eto'o also Contributed six goals During Barcelona's run to the 2005-06 Champions League title. Barcelona went on to win the match 2-1, and Eto'o was Awarded with the UEFA Best Forward of the Year award for his accomplishments in the European campaign.  Eto'o also won an historic third consecutive African Player of the Year award That season. The season started badly for Eto'o, as he ruptured the meniscus in his right knee During Barcelona's Champions League group stage match against Werder Bremen on 27 September 2006. After the operation, Eto'o's recovery time was extended to five months, but he resumed training with Barcelona in early January 2007 .

Ronaldinho was critical of Eto'o's actions, saying That Eto'o was not putting the team first, but Eto'o rebutted the comment, claiming That he did not come on Because he did not have enough time to warm up properly. Following the comments, Barcelona president Joan Laporta was quick to quash rumors of transfers involving Eto'o and Ronaldinho.  Eto'o recorded his first league hat-trick in a match against Levante UD on 24 February 2008. Only two games later, on 8 November 2008, Eto'o scored four goals in the first half of  Barcelona's game against Real Valladolid , the which ended 6-0.

On 14 February 2009, he scored his 99th and his 100th league goals for Barcelona in a 2-2 draw with Real Betis. Eto'o scored his 30th goal of the 2008-09 season in a La Liga match against Real Valladolid. The game ended 1-0 and Barcelona's Meant That Kept a six-point lead over Real Madrid in the league. He also scored against Villarreal CF in the game That put Barcelona one point away from lifting the 2008-09 La Liga trophy. Eto'o scored the opening goal in the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final against Manchester United.

After Maxwell completed the transfer from Internazionale, Joan Laporta has confirmed That there was an agreement in principle the between Barcelona and Internazionale for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join the club in exchange for Eto'o and € 46 million. After Ibrahimović Agreed terms with Barcelona, Eto'o Announced the club would travel to Milan for his medical to complete the transfer. On 8 August, Eto 'o scored his first competitive goal for Inter, in the 2009 Supercoppa Italiana.

Two weeks later, Eto'o scored from the penalty spot against Bari in his first Serie A match. In the following match, the Milan Derby, Eto'o Inter won a penalty, after being Brought down by Gennaro Gattuso in the box. Eto'o scored again on 13 September against Parma, his first goal from open play in a Serie A match. At the end of September 2009, Eto'o demanded almost £ 2.75 million from Barcelona after his transfer to Inter.

Eto'o scored two goals During a thrilling win over Palermo the which ended 5-3, with a brace also being scored by Mario Balotelli. Eto'o also scored in the Champions League Round of 16 against Chelsea, in the second leg , on 16 March 2010, the which allowed Inter to progress to the quarter-finals. On 5 May, Eto'o and his teammates helped Inter to lift the Italian Cup after defeating Roma 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. Inter's goal was scored by Argentina's Diego Milito.

On 21 August 2010, Eto'o scored twice as Roma beat Internazionale 3-1 to win the Italian Supercup. On 16 March 2011, Eto'o gave a legendary performance in Munich as he helped Eliminate Internazionale 3-2 Bayern Munich (with an aggregate score of 3-3, winning on away goals) in the Champions League. Eto'o is fantastic. " On 29 May, Eto'o scored two goals in the final of the Italian Cup against Palermo to help Internazionale 3-1 win and taking his season total to 37 goals, a new record high for him.

 Anzhi Makhachkala
On 23 August 2011, Anzhi Makhachkala reached an agreement with Internazionale to sign Eto'o in a three-year deal That Is Expected to Make him the world's highest paid player, with a salary of € 20 million after-tax per season. Eto'o scored the opening goal in an entertaining 5-3 defeat  at home to CSKA  leaving his side four points above Krasnodar with only two games left for qualification to the Championship Group.

 International Career
Eto'o scored his sole goal of the 2002 World Cup he netted the game-winner against Saudi Arabia During the group stage on 6 June 2002, the which was Cameroon's only win of the competition. Cameroon were the resource persons eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations after Eto'o missed the decisive penalty in a 12-11 penalty shootout loss to Côte d'Ivoire following a 1-1 draw, but he nonetheless finished as the top scorer of the tournament with five goals.

In the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, Eto'o Became joint leading goalscorer (along with Laurent Pokou) in the competition's history after scoring his 14th goal with a penalty against Zambia on 26 January 2008. On 1 June 2008, Eto'o headbutted reporter Philippe Bony, following an incident at a press conference.  In the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Gabon, Eto'o scored a goal in the 68th minute. Eto'o scored in the World Cup qualification match against Morocco to Cameroon win a spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.

On 19 June 2010, Eto'o scored a goal in Cameroon's 2010 World Cup group stage match against Denmark, from a mistake by Christian Poulsen. Cameroon eventually lost the game 2-1 and was eliminated from the World Cup. Eto'o described it as The Biggest disappointment of his career.

Personal Life
Eto'o has two brothers: David, who plays for FC Koper in Slovenia, and Étienne, Who is currently on loan to Pobla de Mafumet CF from Gimnastic de Tarragona. Eto'o has four children: Maelle, Étienne, Siena and Lynn. He married his longtime sweetheart Georgette on 6 July 2007.

     Copa del Rey (1): 2003

     La Liga (3): 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09
     Copa del Rey (1): 2009
     Supercopa de España (2): 2005, 2006
     UEFA Champions League (2): 2005-06, 2008-09

     Serie A (1): 2009-10
     Coppa Italia (2): 2010, 2011
     Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2010
     Supercoppa Italiana Runner Up: (1) 2011
     UEFA Champions League (1): 2009-10
     FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2010

     African Cup of Nations (2): 2000, 2002
     LG Cup (1): 2011
Cameroon Olympic Team
     Olympic Gold Medal (1): 2000

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