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Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: [samɥɛl eto fis]) (born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Russian team ... More »Samuel Eto'o Fils (French pronunciation: [samɥɛl eto fis]) (born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala. He is also the current captain of the Cameroon national team. Eto'o trained at Kadji Sports Academy. He also holds a Spanish passport, enabling him not to count among the "foreign players" working in the European Union. Eto'o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with FC Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga. In 2010, he became the first player to win two European Continental Trebles following his back-to-back achievements with Barcelona and Internazionale. He is the second player to have ever scored in two separate UEFA Champions League finals and the fourth player, after Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa, and Gerard Piqué, to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different teams. He is the most decorated African player of all time having won... [ Wikipedia ]

Champions League: Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o hails Jose Mourinho's gameplan

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has hailed boss Jose Mourinho for masterminding a stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarter-final. Going into Tuesday night's home leg 3-1 down, few gave the Blues hope of turning the tie around against the star-studded ...

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Jose Mourinho a master tactician who identified and prepared for each phase of PSG Champions League...

Keeping patient was the main instruction before the match and the first phase of the match saw Chelsea - and especially Oscar and Willian - pressing off the ball to ensure territorial advantage, but dependent on set-pieces or Schurrle and Samuel Eto'o for any runs behind the PSG defence. ...

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Chelsea Transfer News: Diego Simeone Won't Stop Diego Costa Leaving Atletico

He also stated that, while Samuel Eto'o has made Chelsea "better," Costa would "do his thing" at Stamford Bridge. Right now, Costa's thing is scoring plenty of goals. The Brazilian-born Spanish international has slotted home 33 goals in 37 appearances across La Liga and the Champions ...

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Manchester City's Yaya Touré believes African players are undervalued

' Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images Yaya Touré believes he is undervalued as a player because he is African and that the standings in the game of his fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o have suffered for the same reason. His Manchester City team-mate Samir ...

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Champions League: Balance key to Chelsea success Chelsea News, Transfers, Fixtures, Scores

The absences of Ramires (suspended), Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah (ineligible) and the injured John Obi Mikel and Samuel Eto'o means Lampard is likely to start after scoring his 250th club goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over Stoke. The midfielder said: "We have to be positive and try to ...

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Chelsea Transfer News: Diego Costa Deal Set to Spark Striker Domino Effect

The reported deal will see Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, but furthermore, is likely to see other top-class European names move as teams aim to bulk up their attacking output. John Cross of the Mirror reports a ...

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Chelsea vs. Sunderland: Key Takeaways as Jose Mourinho Shuns Presser

Without him, strikers Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres will be forced to rely less on the input of the team's midfielders and create more chances of their own, something they've yet to do all season. Against Sunderland this might work, but such a scenario would spell trouble against ...

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Internazionale confirm their interest in signing Fernando Torres from Chelsea

Yet his impact at Stamford Bridge has been inconsistent, and arguably blighted by untimely injuries and suspensions this season, to leave him currently behind Samuel Eto'o and even, at present, Demba Ba in the pecking order. José Mourinho suggested last week that the 30-year-old World ...

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Liverpool's win over Man City doesn't decide the title, they'll be plenty more twists and turns, say...

But Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres are as well; the fact is, they haven't performed as well as Jose would have liked. Mourinho is looking for more from all three of them and it's been hard to juggle the pack so they perform on a consistent basis. Anything is better than never and Demba ...

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BBC News Marble Arch hotel hammer attack suspects arrested

Eto'o could feature for Chelsea 11:54: Nick Godwin BBC London sports reporter Striker Samuel Eto'o could feature for Chelsea tonight in the Champions League, despite a hamstring injury that has kept him out of the past three matches. Chelsea trail Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 after the ...

Chelsea title hopes fading after Sunderland defeat

Earlier, Samuel Eto'o had put the Blues ahead steering home neatly from a corner in the 12th minute before Conor Wickham scored his third goal in two matches six minutes later -- the 21-year-old firing home after goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer had spilled Marcos Alonso's speculative shot. ...

Andrea Pirlo: the night Pep Guardiola tried to sign me for Barcelona

The first player I'd pick was the quickest one, Samuel Eto'o, but I'd still end up losing a lot of the time. I'd get pissed off and hurl away my controller before asking Sandro for a rematch. And then I'd lose again. It's not like I could use the excuse that his coach was better than ...

Football transfer rumours: Rio Ferdinand to lead United clear-out?

Hot young buck Samuel Eto'o is seemingly sick of José Mourinho constantly saying he's a no good geriatric and is readying himself to do one to Turkey, where Besiktas have laid out a very attractive two-year contract offer, which will of course keep the spry striker in Istanbul until he's ...

Jeff Stelling: Manchester United need summer spending spree to rebuild

Gary said to me that out of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Ba he would least like to play against Ba because he's got a presence, he's quick and powerful. Maybe now he'll get his chance to show what he can do. Everton's performance against Arsenal was just phenomenal. For the last 20 ...

Power Ranking All 32 FIFA 2014 World Cup Home Kits

It is undoubtedly the most instantly striking template at the tournament, even if Samuel Eto'o and friends are destined to struggle against Brazil, Croatia and Mexico. What is your favourite home shirt of the 2014 World Cup? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below...

Chelsea, Real Madrid Reach Champions League Semis

Ba entered in the 66th for Frank Lampard and scored after an initial shot by Samuel Eto'o ricocheted to Cesar Azipilicueta. His attempt got through the defense, perhaps deflecting off Alex, and Ba beat Maxwell to the ball and swept it past goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu with his left foot ...

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English Premier League

Chelsea could not hold to its lead after Samuel Eto'o opened the scoring in the 12th minute, as Connor Wickham leveled from the rebound six minutes later following Marcos Alonso's long-range effort. Mourinho's 77-match unbeaten home run as Chelsea boss came to an end in the 82nd minute ...

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Liverpool logs huge win over Manchester City; more EPL thoughts

That does not include some spectacular air shots, notably from Samuel Eto'o. "We weren't patient," John Terry, the Chelsea captain told Sky TV, before summing up the Mourinho philosophy: "We wasn't at our best but we got the three points. " A losing gamble for Norwich: After Norwich lost ...

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EPL: Upbeat Chelsea eye Swansea clash

Once again the manager must decide which of his three forwards will get the nod to lead the line with Samuel Eto'o the favourite to start. Demba Ba -- scorer of the 87th minute goal that settled Tuesday's tie -- and Fernando Torres will most likely again be on the bench. Nemanja Matic ...

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