Firstly, he was a fabulous player who littered the European game with enduring highlights. But secondly, probably more importantly, he was a role model for young, black footballers who, sadly, are still having to be guided by the way he carried himself.December 23, 2019
Samuel Eto’o’s career cannot be described with the monochrome of the record books. He was as combustible and compelling character as he was an incendiary and broadly talented forward. Someone who reached the top of the game, but who led anything but a typical existence once he got there.