CAMEROON: SEMUEL ETOO SAYS GAME OVER.
Former Indomitable Lion’s captain Samuel Etoo Fils put an end to his 20 years rich footballing career. In an announcement made on Instagram Friday 6th September 2019 the soccer player thanked all those who have been by him throughout the long journey . Etoo, 38 years old prolific sticker showed up to be arguably Africa’s best footballer of all times, owning to the extraordinary records he made in his active years.
Born in Douala on the 10th of march 1981 young Samuel will misplace his books because he dropped his school bag somewhere as he was playing football. His mother recounts. He started his career at Avenir FC then in UCB FC passing through Kadji Sports Academy all in Douala before being transfer to Real Madrid in Spain. Etoo plaid in almost all the main football leagues and in the biggest teams in Europe. His outstanding talent took him to teams like Real Madrid, Mayorka and Barcelona FC in Spain, Inter Milan and Sampdoria Fc in Italy, Chelsea and Everton in England, Antalyspor and Konyaspor in Turkey, Anji Makhatchkala in Russia and finally landing at Quatar FC.
The Cameroonian wonder boy scored more than 425 goals in about 882 official matches plaid. He has been 4 times African player of the year, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010. 3rd world best player behind Ronaldinho and Franc Lampard, African best goal score of all times with 18goals. Best goal scorer in Spain 2006 with 26goals (pichichi). Man of the match UFA champions League final 2006. Best N0 9 in the history of Barcelona FC. Best player of FIFA’s club world cup 2010. Best player in the Russian championship 2013. One time world’s highest paid player (with Anji Makhatchkala, Russia) Best goal scorer in Cameroon history with 56goals. 3 UFA Champions leagues cup. 2 time African Nations Cup champion. Olympic gold medal 2000. Four world FIFA World Cup participations and the list continues. The super sticker says he will like to embark on a coaching career. Will he be as successful on the bench like he has been on the field? Let’s just wait and see.