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Who is Samuel Eto’o?
Samuel Eto’o Fils is a soccer administrator and former player from Cameroon who is the current president of the Cameroonian Soccer Federation since December 11, 2021. Wikipedia
- Born: March 10, 1981 (age 40), Douala, Cameroon
Spouse: Georgette Eto’o (d. 2007)
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Number: 9 (FC Barcelona / Forward), 29 (Chelsea F.C. / Forward), MORE
Children: Lynn Eto’o, Maelle Eto’o, Siena Eto’o, Annie Eto’o, Etienne Eto’o
Brothers: Etienne Eto’o, David Eto’o, Mado Eto’o, Sidonie Eto’o, Pauline Eto’o
Parents: Christine Eto’o, David Eto’o
Former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o will lead Cameroonian football for the next four years after he was elected president of the country’s FA on Saturday.
The 40-year-old is one of the best players in the country’s history after scoring 56 goals in 118 appearances during his international career.
Eto’o, who won the African Footballer of the year award four times, defeated his rival Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who was the interim president of the country’s soccer federation (Fecafoot), by 43 votes to 31.
Reacting to the news on Instagram, Eto’o posted
Reacting to the news on Instagram, Eto’o posted: ‘I will remember today as one of the proudest moments of my life.An exciting year is drawing to a closed, but there can be only one winner …
‘I am deeply grateful to have been elected the new president of @fecafootofficiel.
Each vote represents the energy and ambition of oursoccer family to take our beloved sport to a level that we have never seen before. Let’s get to work. ‘Eto’o has promised a wide range of reforms to help the sport thrive in the country and has promised to build at least 10 stadiums during his tenure.
I’ll be remembering today as one of the proudest moments of my life. I’m deeply grateful for to be elected as the new president of @FecafootOfficie. Every vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to take our beloved sport to a level we’ve never seen before. pic.twitter.com/2z8fjLBMLA
— Samuel Eto'o (@SamuelEtoo) December 11, 2021
As reported by the BBC, Eto’o said
As reported by the BBC, Eto’o said: ‘We have to bring footballers to the center of our policies.
“Our role is to ensure the those practice this discipline earn a decent living.”
Seven candidates should have originally been running in the election, but five of them withdrew the morning of the vote.
Among those who resigned their candidacy on Saturday morning were former Cameroonian internationals Maboang Kesack and Jules Denis Onana.
Eto’o’s candidacy received much attention with the election records broadcast live on Cameroon’s national television.
Samuel Eto’o Quicks and Facts
- Samuel Eto’o has been elected president of Cameroon’s football federation
- The legendary striker defeated interim president Seidou Mbombo Njoya
- Five other candidates dropped out of contention on the morning of the election
- The 40-year-old has described it as ‘one of the proudest moments’ of his life