Friday, 30 August 2013

SPORTS UPDATE: Briefs About Samuel Eto'o Fils

By Ojay Matthew

Etoo displaying his new Chelsea Jessy
1981: Samuel Eto'o Fils was born on March 10th in Douala, Cameroon.

1997: Makes his international debut for Cameroon in a 5-0 friendly loss to Costa Rica. Signs contract with Real Madrid, but is loaned out to Leganes.

June 1998: Included in Cameroon's World Cup squad aged 17 years and three months. Becomes the youngest player to feature at France 98, during a 3-0 group-stage loss to Italy.

July 1998: Loaned by Madrid to Real Mallorca.

 February 2000: Wins African Nations Cup as Cameroon beat Nigeria in a penalty shoot-out.

July - Makes move to Mallorca permanent.

September - Scores from open play and adds a penalty in the shoot-out of the 2000 Olympic Games final as Cameroon beat Spain to take the gold medal.

2002: Helps Cameroon lift the African Nations Cup for a fourth time after penalty shoot-out win against Senegal.

May 2003: Scores two late goals in the Copa del Rey final to help Mallorca beat Recreativo de Huelva.

 July 2004: Signs for Barcelona for around £21million.

 May 2005: Scores 25 goals in 37 league appearances to help Barcelona win Primera Division.

December - Finishes third in FIFA World Player of the Year voting.

May 2006: Collects another Primera Division title and finishes as league's top scorer with 26 goals. Scores  equaliser as Barcelona come from goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Champions League final in Paris.

February 2007: Refuses to come on as substitute for Barcelona in a league match against Racing Santander.

October - Receives Spanish citizenship.

May 2009: Helps Barcelona achieve league, cup and Champions League treble. Scores 30 league goals and nets as Barcelona defeat Manchester United 2-0 in Rome to land their European title.

July 27 - Signs five-year deal with Inter Milan, as part of exchange move involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 March 17th 2010: Scores as Inter win 1-0 at Chelsea to complete aggregate 3-1 success in Champions League second round.

May - Helps Inter win the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia - for Eto'o a second successive treble-winning season.

 May 2011: Ends the season with 37 goals for Inter, but the club miss out on Champions League and Serie A silverware. Inter retain Coppa Italia as Eto'o scores twice in 3-1 win over Palermo in the final.

August - Joins big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, reputedly on a world-record salary for a footballer
worth an annual £17million after tax.

August 29th 2013: After Anzhi rein in their spending, Eto'o is allowed to join Chelsea on a one-year contract.

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