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Eto’o: I am the greatest African player ever and no striker apart from Ronaldo better than me

Samuel Eto’o has made a bold claim that he not Didier Drogba, El Hadji Diouf or George Weah the only African player to have won the FIFA World Best is better than him.

The former Barcelona player shut down claims by Senegal’s El Hadji Diouf that he was the best African player ever by saying no one came close to him.

“Even if my brother Diouf the last time, with an extra glass, got a little lost, there is no debate”, said Eto’o, in a reference to the Diouf video where the former Senegal international appeared a little drunk.

“None of them [Diouf and Drogba] can come and say that they were at my level or better. And it’s not the fact that I say it, it’s a fact, it’s something that is there. I wanted to be number one and I have been throughout my career.”

Samuel Eto’o also said any striker not named Ronaldo de Lima is not better than him as the Fenomeno is the only striker he rates higher than him.

“The best of all was Ronaldo, ‘O Fenomeno’,” Eto’o was quoted as saying in a live chat by AS.

“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.”

Samuel Eto’o won the Africa player of the year four times; played for clubs like Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea.

He won four Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, a Serie A, a Coppa Italia, and the FIFA Club World Cup during his successful career.

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Cyril
Cyril
2 years ago

If you claim to be the best in Africa, what then can you Say about George Wear, who won the world best player. Yes you can rightly say you are one of the best but not the best Africa has produced.

Ikuta Samson Uzuazomaro
Ikuta Samson Uzuazomaro
2 years ago

Eto is good but he not Africa best but ayatu made him

Osaiya Aminu
Osaiya Aminu
2 years ago

You were not as good as George Weah.Did you ever try that his dribbling run from his goal keeper to scoring against the opponent?You only had positioning and good shot on your right and your left suspect no good dribbling skills.The black politics of your countryman Issah Hayatou made you win the African footballer of the year aboe my own Austin Okocha.who was a better footballer,,so just shut up

Patrick Kandawasvika
Patrick Kandawasvika
5 months ago

With all due respect Samuel, leave us the fans who watched you be the judges. I am happy you have now also become ‘president’, but the only other president has always been ahead and higher than you. President George Weah beats you on and off the field…

Sidiki Konneh
Sidiki Konneh
4 months ago

I am a great fan of yours, Eto’o, but this is pure arrogance on your part. You need to stop and change your way of talking. Let the people be the ones to say it, not yourself.

Mann Joop
Mann Joop
4 months ago

To all jaloux Nigerians responding to this write-up and saying that George Weah was a better player to Eto’o, let’s be honest. Western analysts, who obviously know better have put Eto’o at position No. 1. Just because George Weah world the FIFA player of the year doesn’t make him better than Eto’o. Be reminded that if not of injustice, Eto’o should have won the FIFA player of the year in 2006. It was handed to the Italian Fabio Canavarro just because Italy won the World Cup that year. FIFA player of the year is based on your performance fir the… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
4 months ago

I love and I have supported you e’to were have you gotten this level of pride that attacks silent enmity on your part.please be a good man have known you .let this quizz be for soccer fans!much love for you Samuel e’to

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