Samuel Eto’o Fils was born 10 March 1981 and has followed a dream of becoming one of Football’s greatest icons. He is the most decorated African player of all time, having won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005.
Eto’o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga. In 2010, he became the first player to win two European continental trebles following his back-to-back achievements with Barcelona and Inter. He is the second player in history to score in two UEFA Champions League finals and the fourth player, after Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa, and Gerard Piqué, to have won the trophy two years in a row with different teams.
As a member of the Cameroon national team, Eto’o was a part of the squad that won the 2000 Olympic tournament. He has also participated in four World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations (being champion twice) and is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with 18 goals. He is also Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer and third most capped player, with 56 goals from 118 caps. He announced his retirement from international football on 27 August 2014. In 2015 he received the Golden Foot Award.
Last week, Cameroon footballer, Samuel Eto’o treated was pictured with himself, his dad, sister and niece.
But Today he shared a picture with the following caption.
“You’ve always taken me by the hand to show me the way. You’ve helped me become the man I am today, by sharing values such as love, sharing and hard work. When we are younger, our parents care for us, protect us and give us their all, so when we grow up we must never miss a chance to give it back to them and say. I love you dad.”
We at Cameroon Weekly have always supported Samuel Eto and are proud when he is able to make the world understand to love and humility in honouring your parents!