Former Barcelona and Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o has insisted that he’s the greatest African player to have ever performed the sport.
His remark comes after El-Hadji Diouf of Senegal and former Liverpool striker not too long ago declare that he was the greatest striker ever from Africa, and most not too long ago Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba was talked about in a Twitter debate towards Eto’o.
However, Eto’o has now dismissed their claims, saying there isn’t any debate that he’s the greatest African player to have ever performed the sport.
‘Even if my brother Diouf the final time, with an additional glass, obtained somewhat misplaced, there isn’t any debate’, stated Eto’o, through Goal.
‘None of them [Diouf and Drogba] can come and say that they were at my level or higher.
‘And it isn’t the truth that I say it, it is a truth, it is one thing that is there. I needed to be primary and I’ve been all through my profession.’
Eto’o together with Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast claimed 4 African Player of the Year awards, whereas Diouf and Drogba earned the accolade simply twice.
The Cameroonian legend who began at Real Madrid additionally performed for Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, and Everton.
Eto’o received three Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys, Serie A, the Coppa Italia twice and the FIFA Club World Cup.
He additionally made 118 appearances for Cameroon, scoring 56 targets and enjoying at 4 World Cups. He additionally picked up Olympic gold in 2000 and received two African Cup of Nations titles.
Didier Drogba, who began his profession with Le Mans, additionally performed for Marseille, Chelsea, Guingamp, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising.
He had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 targets in 381 video games, profitable 4 Premier Leagues, and the 2012 Champions League.
In 108 appearances for his nation, Drogba scored 61 targets. He performed in three World Cups for Ivory Coast and featured in two editions of the African Cup of Nations.
El-Hadji Diouf, who sparked the debate, began his profession with Sochaux and additionally performed for Rennes, Lens , Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Rangers, Doncaster Rovers, Leeds United and Sabah FA,
He received only one League Cup with Liverpool, and the Scottish Premiership and League Cup with Rangers.
He has earned 69 worldwide caps and scored 21 targets for Segenal.