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Player Profile – Samuel Eto’o


Samuel Eto’o Fils is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona. He is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with sixteen goals, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African in La Liga.

He is currently the 4th highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history and the only member of the current squad to be in the top 10.

Full name: Samuel Eto’o Fils
Date of birth: 10 March 1981
Place of birth: Douala, Cameroon
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position: Striker
Current club: FC Barcelona
Number: 8

Former Clubs

1997–2000: Real Madrid
1997–1998: Leganés (loan)
1999: Espanyol (loan)
2000: Mallorca (loan)
2000–2004: Mallorca
2004– FC Barcelona

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