Football

The most popular sport in Cameroon is football. The national team is traditionally one of the strongest teams on the African continent. They have participated regularly in the worldcup from 1982 till date, and in 1990 they reached the quarter-inals. It took extra time before England won the game 3-2. They have also won the African Cup of Nations 4 times as well as winning Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000. Among the most famous players. worth mentioning is Roger Milla, Thomas N’Kono and Samuel Eto’o.


Albert Roger MILLA

Albert Roger MILLA
Albert Roger MILLA in action

Albert Roger Mooh Miller (born 20 May 1952 in Yaoundé), commonly known as Roger Milla, is a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker. He was one of the irst African players to be a major star on the international stage. He played in three World Cups for the Cameroon national team. He achieved international stardom at 38 years old, an age at which most forward-playing footballers have retired, by scoring four goals at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He helped Cameroon become the irst African team to reach the World Cup quarter-inals. Four years later, at the age of 42, he became the oldest goal scorer in World Cup history by scoring against Russia in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He is also remembered for his trademark goal celebration of running to the corner lag and performing a dance. In the years that have followed, he has been recognized as a pioneer of the many unconventional and imaginative goal celebrations seen since then. He was named one of the 125 greatest living football players in 2004 by the Brazilian football player Pelé. In 2007, he was named by the Confederation of African Football as the best African player of the previous 50years.


Samuel Eto’o Fils

Samuel Eto’o Fils in action.

Samuel Eto’o Fils (French pronunciation: [samɥɛl eto is]; born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Everton and formerly for the Cameroon national team. He is the most decorated African player of all time having won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005. Eto’o scored over 100 goals in ive seasons with Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga. In 2010, he became the irst player to win two European continental trebles following his back-to-back achievements with Barcelona and Inter Milan. He is the second pla yer in history to score in two UEFA Champions League inals and the fourth player, after Marcel Desailly, P aulo Sousa, and Gerard Piqué, to have won the trophy 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 has also participated in three World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations (being champion twice) and 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 56 goals from 118 caps. He announced his retirement from international football on 27 August 2014.


• Below is a list of other Cameroonian born football players both at home and the diaspora. This includes retired and active players over time worldwide.

• Jean Blaise Bouli • Patrice Abanda
• Halidou Douva Abdou • Mohamadolu Abdouraman
• Théophile Abega • Martin Abena
• Vincent Aboubakar • Jean-Patrick Abouna
• Thierry Modo Abouna • Ambuno Achille
• Patrick Ada • Chaibou Adamou
• Ondigui Adams • Hans Agbo
• Ibra Agbo • Mengbwa Hyacinthe Akamba
• Joseph Akongo • Jean-Paul Akono
• Julius Akosah • Akwo Tarh Ayuk Taku
• Nicolas Alnoudji • Ibrahim Amadou
• Francis Ambané • Gerard Ambassa Guy
• Romuald Andela Midoukna • Bassey William Andem
• Benoıt̂ Angbwa • Didier Angibeaud
• Mengbwa Hyacinthe Akamba • Joseph Akongo
• Jean-Paul Akono • Julius Akosah
• Akwo Tarh Ayuk Taku • Nicolas Alnoudji
• Paul Alo’o • Ibrahim Amadou
• Francis Ambané • Gerard Ambassa Guy
• Romuald Andela Midoukna • Bassey William Andem
• Benoıt̂ Angbwa • Didier Angibeaud
• Stephane Assengue • Mathieu Assou-Ekotto
• Benoıt̂ Assou-Ekotto • Mvondo Atangana
• Jean-Hugues Ateba • Valentine Atem
• Pierre Hervé Ateme Elanga • Eric Ati
• Timothée Atouba • Yazid Atouba
• Mahama Awal • Innocent Awoa
• Louis Berty Ayock • Ousmaıl̈a Baba
• Joël Moıs̈e Babanda • Cedric Badjeck
• Jules Baga • Frank Bagnack
• Gustave Bahoken • Paul Bahoken
• Michel Nack Balokog
• Armand Joel Banaken Bassoken • Banana Yaya
• Albert Baning • Didier Bassamagne
• Jean-Landry Bassilekin • Eric Bassombeng
• Sébastien Bassong • Eric Batinga
• Roger Batoum • Clément Antoine Bayema
• Eric Arsène Bayemi Maemble • Thierry Bayock
• Clément Beaud • Gustave Bebbe
• Henri Bedimo • Christian Bekamenga
• Daniel Bekono • Steve Leo Beleck
• Jean-François Bell • Joseph-Antoine Bell
• Cyrille Florent Bella • Gautier Bello
• Patrick Bengondo • Salomon Bengondo
• Bong Bertrand • Luc Bessala
• Steve Bessong • Stéphane Biakolo
• Vincent Bikana • André Bikey
• Severin Bikoko • Manuel Alexandre Nana Bikoula
• Augustin Billa • Romarin Billong
• Paul Alain Bingan • Gilles Binya
• Clarence Bitang • Paul Emile Biyaga
• Bondoa Adiaba • Frédéric Bong
• Gaëtan Bong • Alain Bono
• Alioum Boukar • Makadji Boukar
• Petrus Boumal • Olivier Boumale
• Jean Paul Boumsong • Jean Paul Ntsogo Boya
• Pierre Boya • Mathias Chago
• Aurélien Chedjou • Ferdinand Chi Fon
• Dani Chigou • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
• Dagobert Dang • Haman Daouda
• Deumaga Tchangou • Armand Deumi
• Osee Diboma • Nicolas Dikoumé
• Olivier Djappa • Eric Djemba-Djemba
• Nestor Djengoue • Cédric Djeugoué
• Marcellin Gaha Djiadeu • Lionnel Franck Djimgou
• Joseph Fotso • Paul Garita
• Dennis Dourandi • Halidou Douva
• Christian Bodiong Ebala • Pierre Ebéde
• Ernest Ebongué • André-Joël Eboué
• Bertin Ebwellé • Jean Efala
• Huffman Eja-Tabe • Eugène Ekéké
• Samuel Ekeme • Patrick Ekeng
• Eugène Ekobo • Paul Ekollo
• Thierry Ekwalla • Alain Ekwe
• Marcel Elame • Joseph Elanga
• Armand Ken Ella • George Elokobi
• Jacques Elong Elong • Charles Eloundou
• Tchoumi Houmi Elvis • Ernest Emako-Siankam
• Achille Emaná • Stephane Emaná
• Emmanuel Emangoa • David Embé
• Richard Emmanuel Njoh • Joseph Enanga
• François Endene • Eyong Enoh
•Herman Dzumafo Epandi • Guy Stéphane Essame
• Paul Essola • Franck Essomba
• Titi Essomba • Marcel Essombé
• Lionel Essono • Jean-Jacques Etame
• Mbilla Etame • Ernest Etchi
• William Etchu Tabi • Junior Etémé Mbatama
• Gaël Etock • Georges Nicolas Djone
• Bonaventure Djonkep • Donald Dering Djousse
• Jean Marie Dongou • Roudolphe Douala
• Dennis Dourandi • Halidou Douva
• Christian Bodiong Ebala • Georges Nicolas Djone
• Bonaventure Djonkep • Donald Dering Djousse
• Jean Marie Dongou • Roudolphe Douala
• David Eto’o • Etienne Eto’o
• Franck Etoundi • Cedric Evina
• Anicet Eyenga • Alain Eyobo
• Collins Fai • Nana Falemi
• Maxime Loıc̈ Feudjou • Patrice Feussi
• Guy Feutchine • Roger Feutmba
• Jean-Pierre Fiala • Abade Narcisse Fish
• Marc-Vivien Foé • Fabrice Fokobo
• Charley Roussel Fomen • Eugene Fomumbod • Divine Fonjock

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