By Eric Tataw – Sunday March 10, 2019.
Henri Patrick Mboma, a former Cameroonian footballer and a striker who was at one-point all-time top goal-scorer for the Cameroonian national team, The Indomitable Lions have posted an
Henri Patrick Mboma has on Sunday, March 10, 2019, posted on his official Facebook page; Patrick “Magic” MBOMA, referring to Samuel Eto’o Fils as the best player in his eyes while celebrating Eto’o’s birthday.
Samuel Eto’o Fils, born on 10 March 1981, plays as a striker for Qatar SC. Eto’o has in several occasions been considered as one of the best strikers in the world and the greatest African player of all time winning the African Player of the Year a record four times; in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
Happy Birthday, Champion! The best African player in History, in my eyes, it’s you! Don’t miss my friends Weah, Nkono, Madjer, Drogba, Keita, Diouf, Okocha, etc. long Life…, Mboma posted, wishing Eto’o a Happy Birthday.
Eto’o moved to Real Madrid as a 16-year-old before signing for Mallorca in 2000 where he scored 70 goals. His impressive form saw him join Barcelona in 2004 where he scored over 100 goals in five seasons, and also became the record holder for the most number of appearances by an African player in La Liga.
Winning La Liga three times, with Barcelona and also the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final where he scored in the final and was part of a front three of Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry that won the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final where he again scored in the final.
He is the second player in history to score in two UEFA Champions League finals. At Barcelona, Eto’o came third for the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2005 and was twice named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI: in 2005 and 2006.
In 2010 he signed for Inter Milan where he became the first player to win two European continental trebles following his back-to-back achievements with Barcelona and Inter. He is the fourth player in Champions League history, after Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa and Gerard Piqué, to have won the trophy two years in a row with different teams.
After Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea, Everton,
As a member of the Cameroon national team, Eto’o was a part of the squad that won the Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympics. He also won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002. Eto’o has participated in four World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations.
He is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with 18 goals, and is Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer and third most capped player, with 56 goals in 118 caps. Eto’o announced his retirement from international football in August 2014.