Professional Soccer Player Samuel Eto’o is a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing the World-class Cameroon/Antalyaspor international striker God’s richest blessings on his birthday and every day… 

The 4 times African Footballer of the Year winner Samuel Eto’o,  was born on March 10, 1981 in Nkon, Cameroon.  Samuel Eto’o was only 16 years Real Madrid signed him in 1997…

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Samuel Eto’o currently plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor. 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… 

Samuel Eto’o gives back to the community through the his charity foundation ‘Fundacion Privada Samuel Eto’o’ which was founded in 2006. ‘Fundacion Privada Samuel Eto’o’ helps provide basic necessities  such as healthcare, they have built hospitals in the cameroon…

Some boys from his foundation now play in Barcelona’s youth academy, Malaga… “I have a lad who’s a good forward, he’s doing quite well, named Odongu. I have a kid named Abanya who’s a center back. All of them come from my foundation and it’s the joy that I try to share — the opportunity — that I want to give to each child. They themselves have to fight for their place, but the first opportunity is what I try to give them.” Samuel Eto’o

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Samuel Eto’o was the winner of the 13th Edition of the Golden Foot 2015…. happened on the Champions Promenade in Monaco.

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Photo Credit: Samuel Eto’o