Samuel Eto’o Fils (French pronunciation: [samɥɛl eto fis]; born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Chelsea. 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 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 Inter. 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 the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005.