Published on March 25 2014
Samuel Eto’o Net Worth $65 Million
Samuel Eto’o is known for his prolific, strong, pacey, and world-class finishing ability. Samuel Eto’o Fils was born in Nkon, Cameroon in 1981. He began honing his skills in Kadji Sports Academy. His performance on the pitch caught the eye off Real Madrid scouts who swooped him to the Real Madrid youth academy. He rarely played for Real Madrid but instead was loaned to other clubs.
He had stints in RCD Espanyol, and CD Leganés before settling with Real Mallorca in 2002. His tenure with Mallorca announced the arrival of a football legend. He became the club’s leading scorer and won his first African player of the year Award thanks to his awe-inspiring performance.
Eto’o signed for Barcelona in 2004 where he became an instant hit with the Barcelona fans. He netted a fair share of unforgettable goals, which propelled the club in the League table. He helped the club win the La Liga title in 2005 and the Champions League in 2006. Eto’o was later traded to Internazionale for Zlatan Ibrahimović where he continued to display his goal scoring antics .On August 2011, Eto’o was signed to Anzhi Makhachkala for a deal that saw him become the highest paid player with a salary of €20 million per season.
In 2013, he was signed to Chelsea Football club where he has proven to be an astute piece to date. He was named the richest foreign-born player in English Premier League. He has a net worth of $65 million.