Samuel Eto'o

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  • Former Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o brings a wealth of experience at both club and international level to Cameroon's 2014 World Cup side, leading the African club's charge in the tournament this summer at Brazil. Eto'o holds a fine scoring record and three Champions League titles to this CV, and will be Cameroon's best betting tip in individual goalscoring markets for Cameroon's World Cup campaign with his nagging presence around defenders.

    Eto'o joined Real Madrid's youth academy in 1997 having played for the Kadji Sports Academy, but lack of action saw him head out on a loan deal to Leganés, scoring four goals in 30 games. Eto'o moved to Mallorca, scoring two late goals to win the 2003 Copa del Rey final and bagging 48 goals in 120 starts between 2000-2004 for the latter.

    Eto'o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona, capped at 129 in 201 appearances for the Cameroon man including two European continental trebles, a hat-trick of La Liga titles - 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2008/09 - and two Champions League trophies in 2006 and 2009.

    A move in the latter year to Inter Milan was agreed at €46 million for his signature, and Eto'o duly became part of the Champions League-winning side for a third time at the end of the season as well as claiming the 2010 Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana and FIFA Club World Cup - scoring 53 goals in 101 appearances for the Italian giants.

    August 2011 then saw Russian club, Anzhi Makhachkala, reach an agreement to sign Eto'o in a three-year deal that made him the world's highest paid player (€20 million per season), scoring on his debut and completing 71 games with 36 goals. English Premier League Chelsea then made a move for him, and succeeded in securing a one-year deal for Eto'o to join for 2013/14.

    Although starting relatively slowly, Eto'o soon found his groove and ended the season with 12 goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick to humble the then reigning champions, Manchester United.

    Eto'o is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations with 18 goals in total. He also holds the honour of Cameroon's all-time leading scorer and third most capped player, with 55 goals from 112 appearances since his debut one day before his 16th birthday on 9 March 1997.

    Two goals against Togo came Eto'o's way in 2014 World Cup qualifying matches, four of which he appeared in. The striker also played in three previous World Cups since 1998, and has scored three goals in the famous tournament during those outings, all in group stages.

    Samuel Eto'o World Cup betting tips

    Eto'o has earned a reputation of being rapid to pounce on any opportunity that is gifted his way, having stolen goals in an almost cheeky manner as well as creating his own superb examples down the years. Eto'o will be Cameroon's main man, and individual World Cup player betting markets such as first, last and anytime goalscorer will be where he pays off for punters within the underdog side.

    Back Eto'o to be Cameroon's top scorer at 7/2 with paddy Power.

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    Football Player