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Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by obembet(f): 4:16pm On May 15
Samuel Eto'o has restated his belief that he is the greatest African footballer of all time, while also taking a jab at fellow former forwards El-Hadji Diouf and Didier Drogba.

Former Liverpool forward Diouf recently claimed he was the greatest striker to ever come out of the continent, while debates over the best African players of all time tend to make mention of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast star Drogba.

The claims of both have been dismissed by ex-Cameroon international Eto'o, who says his burning desire to be the best fired him to a stellar career.

"Even if my brother Diouf the last time, with an extra glass, got a little lost, there is no debate", said Eto'o, in a reference to the Diouf video where the former Senegal international appeared a little drunk.

"None of them [Diouf and Drogba] can come and say that they were at my level or better. And it's not the fact that I say it, it's a fact, it's something that is there. I wanted to be number one and I have been throughout my career."

If based on awards during their careers, there are few players in the world - let alone Africa - who can touch the success enjoyed by Eto'o during his playing days.

He has won African Player of the Year four times, level with Yaya Toure, while Drogba and Diouf earned the award twice.

Eto'o, in a career which took him to Real Madrid, Real Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter, Chelsea, Everton and more, won a remarkable array of trophies including four Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, a Serie A, a Coppa Italia, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

He also represented Cameroon on 118 occasions, scoring 56 goals and playing at four World Cups. He also won an Olympic gold medal in 2000, and two African Cup of Nations titles.

Diouf meanwhile had an even more nomadic career than Eto'o, his clubs including Sochaux, Stade Rennais, Lens, Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Rangers, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United.

His trophy cabinet however is far barer than that of the Cameroonian, comprising just one English League Cup, as well as a Scottish Premier League title and a Scottish League Cup.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8323457/amp/Samuel-Etoo-dismisses-El-Hadji-Diouf-Didier-Drogba-claims-greatest-African-player-ever.html

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Righteousness89(m): 4:19pm On May 15
With all Humility and Submission Diouf should Immediately take out himself from the equation..

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by obembet(f): 4:28pm On May 15
Righteousness89:
With all Humility and Submission Diouf should Immediately take out himself from the equation..



Samuel Eto’o Career by trophies
FOR MALLORCA 1 x Copa del Rey

FOR BARCELONA 3 x Laliga 2 x UCL 2 x Supercopa 1 x Copa del Rey

INTER MILAN 2 x Coppa Italia, 1 x Serie A, 1 x UCL , 1 x Club World Cup , 1 x Supercopa

CAMEROON : 2 x Afcon, 1 x Olympic Gold medal ,

Others
All time top scorer INDIVIDUAL , 4 x African POTY,

2 x Africa Golden Boot,

2 x FIFPRO World XL,

1 x UCL Forward of the year,

1 x Laliga pichichi CAREER GOALS ⚽️ 426
GOALS ⚽️ 877 APP

121 ASSISTS - THe Best African Player of all time


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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by scarwiz(m): 4:29pm On May 15
Etoo pass them

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by madridguy(m): 4:30pm On May 15
El-Hadji Diouf should respect Samuel Eto, Eto should be the most decorated Africa player if am not mistaken shocked

El-Hadji Diouf, the trouble maker, i remember Ghana/Nigeria 2000, Mali 2002 and also Korea Japan 2002.

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Righteousness89(m): 4:30pm On May 15
obembet:




Samuel Eto’o Career by trophies � FOR MALLORCA 1 x Copa del Rey FOR BARCELONA ▶️ 3 x Laliga ▶️ 2 x UCL ▶️ 2 x Supercopa ▶️ 1 x Copa del Rey INTER MILAN ▶️ 2 x Coppa Italia ▶️ 1 x Serie A ▶️ 1 x UCL ▶️ 1 x Club World Cup ▶️ 1 x Supercopa CAMEROON ▶️ 2 x Afcon ▶️ 1 x Olympic Gold medal ▶️ All time top scorer INDIVIDUAL ▶️ 4 x African POTY ▶️ 2 x Africa Golden Boot ▶️ 2 x FIFPRO World XL ▶️ 1 x UCL Forward of the year ▶️ 1 x Laliga pichichi CAREER GOALS ⚽️ 426 GOALS ⚽️ 877 APP � 121 ASSISTS - THe Best African Player of all time


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It's difficult oooo..

But in fairness I think Eto should take it!

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by sLentlover7778(m): 4:30pm On May 15
Eto'o na GOAT for him lane..

But you see Yakubu Aiyegbeni.. I tried to forgive and forget, but that shiiiiiit isn't working...

grin grin grin

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by XploraBen(m): 4:30pm On May 15
With the achievements and accolades Samuel Eto'o Fils have garnered, I think he can stand in as African G. O. A. T wink


Meanwhile, if you have a writing job to do you can contact me.

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Nobody: 4:30pm On May 15
Nonsense, ...

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Galactico4ever(m): 4:30pm On May 15
Eto is the best no doubt

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by kendrick93(m): 4:31pm On May 15
Samuel Eto'o
George Weah
Roger milla
Didier drogba
Yaya toure
Thomas Nkono

These are the top 6 greatest players AFRICA has produced IMO in ascending order...
The likes of kanu, Abedi, okocha, Salah, Mane, El Hadry, Aboutrika, are all below

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by kikero: 4:31pm On May 15
Righteousness89:
With all Humility and Submission Diouf should Immediately take out himself from the equation..

Exactly, what's he doing there?

Not that Diouf wasn't a decent striker, and on a good day could carry the Senegal team if necessary, but he isn't at Eto'o or Drogba's level.

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Ernerstdavid55(m): 4:31pm On May 15
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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Tadwears2050(m): 4:31pm On May 15
Okocha is the best player... Then Eto

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by ecolime(m): 4:31pm On May 15
I like Drogba die but Eto'o is Africa's GOAT.

My order of preference.

1. Eto'o
2. George Weah
3. Drogba
4. J.J Okocha


Diouf na joker.

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by daniska3yaro(m): 4:31pm On May 15
No hating but na eto be the best for now

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Openbusiness: 4:31pm On May 15
Of cuz yes, Samuel Etoo is the best African footballer till date, even better than George Weah by far. It is an insult to put Drogba in the same sentence with Etoo. Then, who the hell is Diouf? Diouf should be comparing himself with the likes of Yakubu Aiyegbeni, mtchewwwwww!

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by kikero: 4:31pm On May 15
obembet:




Samuel Eto’o Career by trophies � FOR MALLORCA 1 x Copa del Rey FOR BARCELONA ▶️ 3 x Laliga ▶️ 2 x UCL ▶️ 2 x Supercopa ▶️ 1 x Copa del Rey INTER MILAN ▶️ 2 x Coppa Italia ▶️ 1 x Serie A ▶️ 1 x UCL ▶️ 1 x Club World Cup ▶️ 1 x Supercopa CAMEROON ▶️ 2 x Afcon ▶️ 1 x Olympic Gold medal ▶️ All time top scorer INDIVIDUAL ▶️ 4 x African POTY ▶️ 2 x Africa Golden Boot ▶️ 2 x FIFPRO World XL ▶️ 1 x UCL Forward of the year ▶️ 1 x Laliga pichichi CAREER GOALS ⚽️ 426 GOALS ⚽️ 877 APP � 121 ASSISTS - THe Best African Player of all time


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I'm going to have to agree with you and say Eto'o is better.

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by mytime24(f): 4:32pm On May 15
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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Roland17(m): 4:32pm On May 15
Righteousness89:


It's difficult oooo..

But in fairness I think Eto should take it!

When you use "in fairness" it makes it even read like there should be an argument or debate for this. There is absolutely no case for Drogba against Eto'o worth more Diouf!

Wetin Oyedepo no go see for American embassy!!

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Realresk: 4:32pm On May 15
Etoó Machine... Best African export

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Kingosytex(m): 4:32pm On May 15
Eto'o is miles ahead of the other duo.

The only African great that can be compared with Eto'o is Weah and that is simply because the latter won the Ballon' Dor.

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by NORSYK(m): 4:32pm On May 15
Eto'o might have won more trophies due to he played with a better players but Drogba was a fighter and had never quit attitude

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by AmazingMOG: 4:33pm On May 15
For me is Eto then drobga

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by pablobellins(m): 4:33pm On May 15
its so wrong for diouf to be competing with this too; he should go and drag with aiyegbeni and co

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Galactico4ever(m): 4:33pm On May 15
He played for Los Blancos,Barca,inter Milan and Chelsea
won afcon 2x
Olympic gold medalist
scored in two UCL finals,won it thrice with two different clubs
4x African player of the year
Afcon and cameroon's all time top scorer
I don't think any African player can complete with that

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Re: Eto'o Dismisses Diouf And Drogba Claims To Be Greatest Ever African Player by Profayo: 4:33pm On May 15
To me Patricia Nkwocha is the greatest African footballer of all time

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