Eto'o plays as a striker for English Premier League club Chelsea.
In 2010, he became the first player to win two European continental trebles following his back-to-back achievements with Barcelona and Inter Milan.
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.
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.
As a member of the Cameroon national team, Eto'o was a part of the squad that won the 2000 Olympic tournament.
He is the most decorated African football player of all time having won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010.
He has also participated in three World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations (being champion twice).
He is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with 18 goals.
He is also Cameroon's all-time leading scorer and third most capped player, with 55 goals from 112 caps.
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