On Sunday, March 10, 1981 unto Cameroon a son was born, and unto the son, several tasks were given, to revolutionize the game, and embody a role and style that modern day strikers would have to feed off (watch and learn).
Eto’o in his prime had the key to unlock even the strongest defenses, and it would be totally fair to say that the striker is the best in his generation, not only in Africa but he also has a strong place for conversation in the world’s all time goal poachers.
The goal-hunter is well traveled, retired in 2019 and his most memorable club as per success and trophy would be F.C Barcelona without a shadow of doubts_he sometimes dragged the club with star-studded names accros the line, scoring a hundred and eight, assisting many more on their way to a successful stint in Europe and local competitions from when he arrived in 2004 to when he parted was in unfortunate circumstances in 2009.
Eto’o was given all sorts of nicknames at the national team, but most fitting is ‘l’enfant de Dieu’. The retired striker who turns 40 today is a Kadji sport academy graduate, but unreal talent earned him a spot in 1997, and with the confidence levied on him to play alongside Patrick Mboma in Sydney 2000, he did more than expected with a jaw dropping first five goals in national colours, he went ahead to finish with 56 out of 118 caps.
Some rare Eto’o statistics:
All time Most decorated African player
All time highest goal scorer at the AFCON
Richest African footballer
Highest African to have scored in the Spanish la liga
He is the winning a joint highest record of African ballon d’or 4 time’s
Highest goal scorer in the La liga 2006
The only player to win back to back trebles with Barcelona (2009), and Inter Milan in 2010.
AFCON = 2, 2000 and 2002
Olympic gold for football=1 Sydney, 2000
Champions league=4,2000, 2006, 2009, 2010
Italian super cup=2010
Spanish super cup=2006
Serie A winner =2010
La Liga winner = 2005, 2006, 2009
Kick442.com is the first to wish this master of the leather-arts a happy birthday, and wish him many more ahead.
Roving Ambassador of Chad is amongst the multiple roles he has had since retirement.
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