Samuel Eto’o has been named the highest paid African footballer 2011 and one of world’s highest paid soccer players 2011 by Forbes Magazine. The Cameroonian striker and African Footballer Of The Year is the only African Footballer on the Forbes list. Most recently, he is offered the Inter's £17.5m-a-year contract by Anzhi Makhachkala.
Samuel Eto'o Fils, who shortly known as Eto'o, was born in March 1981. He is the famous Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian Serie A club Internazionale and the current captain of the Cameroon national team. Samuel Eto'o holds the records number of appearances by an African player in La Liga and ever scored in two separate UEFA Champions League finals. Most importantly, he is the only African player of all time to have won the African Player of the Year award a record four times in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.
Eto'o is measured 1.79m in height and 75kg in weight
As a black footballer, Eto'o has experienced ongoing racism from La Liga crowds in some matches along side with Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry and Universitatea Craiova defender Marco Zoro. In a 2005 match with Real Zaragoza, Eto'o was the subject of racist taunts by the supporters whenever he had the ball. He walked off the pitch in protest while his teammates tried to convince him to continue playing.
Samuel Eto’o racism: Striker Eto’o walked off the pitch when he received the ongoing abuse from fans in a match with Real Zaragoza
He was seen saying “No More” while being convinced to stay on by other players and Barca boss Frank Rijkaard
According to a report in Sky Sport 24, Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala attempts to entice the Cameroonian forward with the £17.5m-a-year contract. The €20 million per annum would make him the highest-paid football player in the world based on salary. Eto'o joined Inter from Barcelona in 2009 and scored an impressive 37 goals in all competitions in 2010-11
Samuel Eto’o salary : Samuel Eto’o has been named the highest paid African footballer 2011
Samuel Eto’o transfer: Inter Milan star striker, Samuel Eto’o was offered offering 20 million Euros in annual salary from Anzhi Makhachkala
Samuel Eto’o transfer: Latest news said that he confirmed to reject the lucrative offer to move to the Russian Premier League outfit. The Cameroonian hitman wishes to move to Manchester City and play in the UEFA Champions League and win the title