How rich is Samuel Eto’o?
Fast like a cheetah, strong like an elephant, eager to fight like a lion. These are comparisons that can be expected of a supernatural being. That they can also be granted to one of the best footballers on this planet, probably only applies to an exemplary athlete like Samuel Eto’o to. The Cameroonian, who has already experienced and achieved a lot in his long career, is not only one of the most successful, but also one of the richest footballers in the world after many successes and positions at the largest and most respected clubs in the world of football.
Since in addition to the annual salary from London over five million euros also horrific sums Promotional deals with Puma, Ford and the fashion label John Richmond flow into Eto’o’s bank account, the Cameroonian is on the list of the richest active footballers in 2013, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi third place. His Total assets amount to 87 million “Only” to about half that of the Portuguese superstar, but the “sniper” Eto’o should also survive the period after his career without major financial worries.
The sporting career
Born in Cameroon in 1981, Eto’o was given the opportunity to be part of the royal family at the age of 15 real Madrid to become. At first he was rarely used and awarded several times, but also had the opportunity to collect match practice for the 2nd team of the Madrilenians. After a long contract of poker and tough negotiations with RCD Mallorca, who acquired part of the player rights in addition to Eto’o, Eto’o became part of the Catalan ensemble of FC Barcelona. He managed to be there too international breakthrough. What Eto’o had long taken for granted in the national team of Cameroon has now also followed at FC Barcelona – goals non-stop. Eto’o rose to become a top performer and justified his record transfer of around 25 million euros. In Barcelona he also managed the first great feat of his career: Eto’o played a major role in the with his goals Win the triple (National Championship, National Cup and European Cup).
But Eto’o wasn’t the only interesting personality in Barcelona. Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan quickly became interesting for the Catalans, so Eto’o became part of a deal with the Milanese: He was exchanged for Ibrahimovic along with a transfer fee of almost 45 million euros. The Cameroonian then had teething problems in Milan, but made it in 2010 as the first and to date only player Defend Triple, because Inter Milan won the Champions League this year in addition to the championship and the cup. By winning a major title with the national team (Olympic gold for Cameroon 2000 in Sydney, two-time African champion – by the way, too Record scorer) and the great successes in club football lured him a record salary to Russia, where he played a two-year stint Anzhi Makhachkala made to pay dearly. In the meantime Eto’o is back with the sport for the sake of sport Chelsea FC under contract and plays with the Londoners not only for the top positions in the Premier League, but is also in the round of 16 of the Champions League … Is there another attempt at international heights?
Great contract with Anzhi Makhachkala
Eto’o has had quite a few contracts in his long career. The highest-paid one, however, did not deliver a major club from the top European leagues, but a club from the Russian province of Dagistan. This hit Samuel Eto’o in 2011, as the Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov lured international stars to the Russian republic with record salaries. Samuel Eto’o was after Roberto Carlos the second international superstar to succumb to the lure of money. After a 27 million fee at Inter Milan, Samuel Eto’o was with one Net salary of 20 million euros the world’s highest-earning footballer each year. In addition, he received a villa in Moscow from his sponsor for his guest performance in Russia and a shuttle transfer for training by helicopter, which Kerimov could probably pay from the postage.
The superstar managed to do that
In addition to a few small fines such as one after a headbutt in the Italian league or a verbal slip in his time at Barcelona, Eto’o invested his fortune mainly in a large one Sports car collection, which also contains some rarities from the manufacturers Bugatti and Maybach.
Besides, the African owns next to his local apartments in London and Milan also one Villa in Pariswhere he often retires on vacation.
Cars by Samuel Eto’o
- Bugatti Veyron
- Maybach Xenatec
- Aston Martin One-77
- Aston Martin V12 Zagato
- Mansory Stallone 599
With his foundation, Eto’o also supports children in Kenya, who are to receive new funding through the football academy he has established.
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