'We can become champions on the pitch, as well as in life.'
Samuel Eto'o is a striker for Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. He is a true champion – on and off the pitch. Currently playing in the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Samuel Eto'o is the most decorated African player of all time. His accomplishments on the pitch are incredible – (did you know Eto'o is the top goal scorer in the history of the national team of Cameroon with 36 goals?), but so are his accomplishments off the pitch. In addition to volunteering his time to support BREAKAWAY, Samuel is actively involved with his own private foundation which provides assistance to young people from Cameroon who need it most. From orphanages and education, to medical care, food assistance, and HIV/AIDS prevention, Samuel Eto'o gives back and raises awareness around the globe. When members of the BREAKAWAY development team met Samuel Eto'o, he said, "I always remember that this is the most important, to extend a hand to someone else." Representing all that is a true champion, Samuel Eto'o is proud to support BREAKAWAY!
Trophies: National Competitions
- 3 Spanish Leagues (FC Barcelona: 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2008-2009)
- 2 Spanish Super Cups (FC Barcelona: 2005 and 2006)
- 2 King’s Cup (Real Mallorca: 2002-2003, FC Barcelona: 2008-2009)
- 3 Copa Catalunya (FC Barcelona: 2004, 2005 and 2007)
- 1 Italian Super Cup (Inter Milan: 2010)
- Winner of the Italian championship (Inter Milan: 2010)
- Winner of the Spanish championship (FC Barcelona: 2005, 2006, 2009)
Trophies: International Cups
- 1 Intercontinental Cup (Real Madrid: 1998)
- 2 African Nations Cups (Cameroon national team: 2000 and 2002, Finalist 2008)
- Runner-up Confederations Cup 2003.
- 1 Gold Medal in Football at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (Cameroon national team)
- 3 Champions League (Real Madrid: 1999-00, FC Barcelona: 2005-06 and 2008-2009)
- Finalist of the European Super Cup (Inter Milan: 2010)
- World Champion of Clubs (Inter Milan: 2010)
Trophies: Individual Awards
- Third in the 2005 selection of 'World Player of the Year' (FIFA World Player), behind Ronaldinho and Frank Lampard
- Member of the FIFA 'All-Star Team' of 2005
- African Golden Globe/Player of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
- European Bronze Boot in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons
- Elected 'Best Player' in the final of UEFA Champions League 2005-2006