Samuel Eto Full Biography, Records & Achievements, Age Family, & More

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Samuel Eto Full Biography – Records

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    All About Samuel Eto

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Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroon born football player born on 10 March 1981. He is the most decorated footballer of African origin, having walked away with a record of four African Player of the Year Award. Having played his international football for Cameroon and he won African Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002. His club football begun at Real Madrid FC, he then signed for Barcelona FC, Mallorca FC, Inter Milan FC and later FC Anzhi Makhachkala FC, Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Sampdoria FC, Antalyaspor FC, Konyaspor FC winning many trophies. He became the first African footballer to win two European continental trebles with Barcelona and Inter Milan FC.

 

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Basic Detail About Footballer Star –

            NAME               

                  Eto’o Fils
         DATE OF BIRTH                

                    1981-03-10

             AGE                       
       PLACE OF BIRTH
                    Douala
           HEIGHT 

                          1.80m       

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     PLAYING POSITION                   

                      Forward
     JERSEY NUMBER                         09
                      

                
      NATIONALITY 

                    Spanish, Cameroonian

                   

  NET WORTH SALARY                 

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                 110 million $

             
           WEIGHT                      75kg

 


 Family & Personal Life – 

  • Georgette and Samuel had known each other for decades. When she met him for the first time, she owned a small hair salon in Nantes. Samuel, too, was an amateur footballer, struggling to enter the mainstream football scene and get selected by a club.

    Their relationship was not a cakewalk. Both of them struggled hard to maintain the relationship. When Samuel failed to get into any club in Nantes, he had to return to his hometown in Douala in Cameroon. As a result, Georgette and Samuel had to maintain a long-distance relationship. Nevertheless, they kept the relationship alive. While Samuel was busy making his career back in his hometown, Georgette persistently supported him by assuring that she would always be by his side.
    samuel eto with his family

    When Samuel joined ‘Real Madrid’ for its 1997 season, he moved back to Europe, which marked the beginning of their live-in relationship. The two lived in Spain. Eventually, Samuel and Georgette decided to start a family. They became parents of Siena and Lynn, who now live with their mother in Paris.

    Ever since Georgette came into Samuel’s life, she has been a source of unwavering support to him. She had always displayed her faith and confidence in Samuel’s talent, even when everyone else had not. The football star proposed marriage to her with a beautiful engagement ring worth 330 million FCFA (€500,000). A few months later, on July 6, 2007, Samuel and Georgette got married in Italy. They eventually became parents of two more children, Etienne and Maelle.

 

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 Career –

  • His career started at Real Madrid as a youth. Real Madrid later loaned him to several football clubs including Leganes FC, Espanyol FC, and Mallorca, where he later signed a permanent deal. The Cameroonian went on to become Mallorca FC all-time goal scorer with 54 goals. He joined Barcelona in 2004 after his move back to Real Madrid failed.Eto’o finished as the top scorer in 2006 season with 26 goals edging out David Villa of Valencia FC. He later moved to Inter Milan FC where he went on to win Serie A Champions League and Italian cup.In 2011 FC Makhachkala FC signed him and made him the highest paid player in the world. He moved to Chelsea FC in 2013 – 2014 season on a one year contract. Everton FC signed him on 2015 scoring 4 goals in 20 games where he left only after half a season. Thereafter, he joined Sampdoria FC, Antalyaspor FC, where he made little impact. He currently plays for Konyaspor FC in Turkey.
  • Eto’o made his international debut at the age of 15 on 9 March 1997 against Costa Rica. In 1998 FIFAWorld Cup, he was the youngest participant at the age of 17. During the FIFA world cup on 6 Jun 2002, Eto’o scored a goal on against Saudi Arabia. Cameroon went on to win two African Cup of Nation titles in 2000 and 2002 where Samuel was their key player. He along with Laurent Pakou became the all times African cup of Nations top scorer with 14 goals. On 27 August 2014, he announced his retirement from international football at the age of 33.

 

 

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NET WORTH

Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o has a net worth of $95 million and annual salary of $26 million. In addition to his net worth, he currently is known for being the most decorated African footballer of all time. In 1997, Samuel Eto’o’s career began when he joined the Real Madrid football club. As he was still a minor at this time, he was relegated to training with Real Madrid B. Due to a complicated situation involving Real Madrid B’s “no foreign players” policy, Eto’o was bounced around a couple of different football clubs, eventually landing at RCD Mallorca. While at Mallorca, Eto’o began to become a real star, known for his crowd pleasing playing style: “I doubt if there is any other player in the world who would please the fans more at this moment,” said Mallorca President Mateo Alemany. From Mallorca, Eto’o moved to Barcelona, where he remained until 2009, when he joined the Internazionale club. Eto’o plays for the Anzhi Makhachkala club in a three year deal. Eto’o, like many football players, has also made a mark in the field of international play, having appeared in various African Cup and World Cup soccer games. Unfortunately, while Eto’o is a popular player, he has also been subject to racist taunts from European soccer fans, at one point walking off the field in protest of them. He’s even had to go so far as to keep his children from attending the matches so as not to expose them to racist taunting.

 

Awards and Achievements

samuel eto awards

  • Young African Player of the Year: 2000
  • African Player of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze Award: 2005
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2005, 2006
  • CAF Team of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Pichichi Trophy: 2005–06
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2005–06
  • African Cup of Nations top goalscorer: 2006, 2008
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2006
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2010
  • Coppa Italia top goalscorer: 2010–11
  • Russian Premier League MVP Award: 2012–13
  • Golden Foot: 2015
  • Globe Soccer Player Career Award: 2016

 

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