Samuel Eto’o Biography | Age | Religion | Net Worth | Wife | Career | Salary

Early Life

Former Cameroonian international footballer Samuel Eto’o was born to their father David Eto’o and mother, Christine Eto’o. Both his father and mother are natives of Cameroon. Samuel’s father worked as an accountant while he was growing up. This footballer was born in a middle-class family in Cameroon called Douala. Eto’o has two brothers and three sisters in his family apart from him. His brother’s names are David Eto’o and Etienne Eto’o and they are also professional football players. Eto’o also has three sisters: Pauline Eto’o, Mado Eto’o, and Sidonie Eto’o.

Samuel Eto’o initially got into the team of Kajdi sports academy, his hometown club in Cameroon. Even though he tried to play for the French club when he was young, he was rejected due to improper documentation. He played with legendary number 9 on his jersey at Mallorca football club, who wore the same number 9 at his successful destination FC Barcelona. Likewise, he used Eto’o as his name in his club and his national team kit during his career. Starting his early career as a winger, the former footballer has excelled at many positions in the attack and midfield.


 Real Madrid’s scouts spotted Eto’o very early, and he joined the team’s youth academy at the age of 16. He was subsequently loaned out to Leganes and Espanyol before making just one appearance for Real Madrid. He was then loaned a third time to Mallorca and started demonstrating his goal-scoring talents. No longer confident that he would ever have a chance to shine at Real Madrid, he signed a permanent deal with Mallorca for 4.4 million pounds. His goalscoring exploits continued and Eto’o started to gain widespread attention.

After earning the respect of the Mallorcan fans, Eto’o joined Barcelona in 2004 for a transfer fee of 24 million Euros. Barcelona subsequently won the La Liga title during the 2004-05 season. During the next season, Eto’o was part of the side that won the Champions League. During this period, he also won three African Player of the Year Awards. In 2006, he suffered a serious knee injury but returned sooner than expected. In 2007, he caused controversy by refusing to come on as a substitute, later claiming that the manager did not give him enough time to warm up properly.
Injuries continued to bother the striker, and he was ruled out indefinitely after a match against Inter Milan. 2008 was a strong year for Eto’o, and 2009 also proved to be a career high-point when he lifted the Champions League trophy yet again with Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry. In 2009, Eto’o was traded to Inter Milan in exchange for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 46 million Euros.
Over the next few years, Eto’o became a major force for Inter Milan, scoring many goals and helping them progress through the Champions League. However, it was not as successful compared to his earlier years with Barcelona. In 2011, Eto’o signed with Anzhi Makhachkala, a Russian club. Although the club was relatively unknown on an international scale, Eto’o became the world’s highest player with an annual salary of 20 million Euros after taxes.

In 2013, Eto’o joined the Premier League for the first time after signing a one-year deal with Chelsea. The contract was not extended, and Samuel subsequently joined Everton, staying for one year before finishing his career with teams like Sampdoria, Antalyaspor, Konyaspor, and Qatar FC. In 2019, Samuel Eto’o officially retired from football after a career that had lasted over 20 years.

Relationship status

As of 2023, Samuel Eto’o’s is not dating anyone. Samuel is 41 years old. According to CelebsCouples, Samuel Eto’o had at least 1 relationship previously. He has not been previously engaged.

Fact: Samuel Eto’o is turning 42 years old in 49 days. Be sure to check out top 10 facts about Samuel Eto’o at FamousDetails.


Samuel Eto’o has earned a gross total of $59,362,679 in his playing career. 

Samuel Eto’o Net worth

Samuel Eto’o has an estimated net worth $95 million as of 2022. His salary is around $26,000 per month.

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