Samuel Eto, a former Cameroonian footballer, has a net worth of $95 million and used to earn a $26 million annual income. Eto, widely recognized as one of the greatest attackers of all time, was a major member of a Barcelona team that included superstars such as Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, and Thierry Henry. He is also remembered for leading the high-achieving Cameroonian national team of his time, which won numerous awards.
Samuel Eto’o Fils was born in Douala, Cameroon, on March 10th, 1981. Samuel was born and reared in the Nkon neighborhood of Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital. He grew up in the Mvog-Ada district, which is one of the poorest areas of the capital. Eto’o grew up with two brothers, both of whom went on to play professional football.
Eto was identified by Real Madrid scouts at a young age, and he entered the team’s development system at the age of 16. After that, he was loaned out to Leganes and Espanyol, and he only made one appearance for Real Madrid. He was then loaned to Mallorca for a third time, when he began to show off his goal-scoring abilities. He accepted a permanent deal with Mallorca for 4.4 million pounds after losing faith in his ability to excel at Real Madrid. Eto’s goal-scoring exploits continued, and he began to attract significant attention. Eto joined Barcelona in 2004 for a transfer fee of 24 million Euros after garnering the respect of Mallorcan supporters. In the 2004-05 season, Barcelona won La Liga for the first time. Eto was a member of the team that won the Champions League the following season. He also won three African Player of the Year Awards during this time. He sustained a significant knee injury in 2006, but he recovered sooner than expected. He caused a stir in 2007 when he refused to come on as a substitute, subsequently claiming that the management did not allow him enough time to warm up properly. The striker’s injuries persisted, and he was ruled out indefinitely during a match against Inter Milan. Eto had a good year in 2008, and he had another good year in 2009, when he won the Champions League title with Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry. Eto was moved to Inter Milan in 2009 for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 46 million Euros in return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Samuel Eto had two children with his longtime partner Georgette after they married. He is the father of two other children from past relationships. Georgette and their two children are currently residing in Paris.
As of February 2022, Samuel Eto’s net worth is estimated to be $95 million. His yearly compensation is $26 million dollars.