Samuel Eto’o Names The Striker Who Was Better Than Him

Samuel Eto'o formerly played as striker for Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and the Cameroon National Team

Samuel Eto’o believes only one other striker was ever better than he was.

Eto’o retired in September 2019, having scored over 350 goals in his club career and played for a number of Europe’s top teams, including Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and a brief stint with Real Madrid at the start of his career.

Eto’o was named African Player of the Year four times and won the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) twice with Cameroon.

He’s also the highest-scoring player in AFCON history.

Giving his massive success, the Cameroonian legend has always found himself compared with the best strikers in Africa and globally as well.

Samuel Eto’o during his playing days at Barcelona (image via barcelona.com)

There have been debates about whether Drogba or Eto’o is Africa’s greatest ever striker and where Eto’o ranks among the world’s best goalscorers.

However, Eto’o is confident that only one striker was better than him through this career.

Speaking to Spanish paper AS, Eto’o spoke of his utmost respect for Brazil legend Ronaldo, whom he described as the best ever.

“The best of all was Ronaldo, ‘O Fenomeno’,” Eto’o said

“I have such great respect and admiration for him. Then there are a lot of us who come up behind him, and I’d include myself among them.”

Eto’o won ten trophies while at Barcelona, including two Champions League titles.

He won the Champions League again after moving to Inter Milan, where he also picked up a Serie A title.

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source: citisports

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