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Eto’o is the top goal scorer in AFCON







Eto'o is the the top goal scorer in AFCON


Samuel Eto’o has the most goals in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations. In six editions for The Indomitable Lions, the Cameroonian legend scored a total of 18 goals.


Eto’o is the top goal scorer in the African cup of nations(AFCON), the Cameroonian legend has enjoyed a blistering football career both at club level and for his National team.


Eto’o, who has played for clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Inter Milan in Italy, and Chelsea in England and won several major trophies across Europe.

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He had 118 caps for Cameroon, scoring 56 goals in the process, a national record. Eighteen of these goals came in Africa’s premier competition(AFCON), allowing Eto’o to surpass Laurent Pokou of Cote d’Ivoire as the all-time leading goal scorer (14 goals).


In 2000 and 2002, Eto’o was a member of the Cameroon team that won back-to-back AFCON titles. He also played in four more editions (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010), scoring at least one goal in each of them, a record he holds with Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya and Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan (scoring in six separate AFCON editions).

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Here’s How Eto’o scored 18 goals in AFCON …


Ghana/Nigeria 2000 (4 goals)

  •  Cameroon 3-0 Cote d’Ivoire (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 1-0 Algeria (Quarterfinal)
  •  Cameroon 3-0 Tunisia (Semifinal)
  •  Cameroon 2-2 Nigeria (Final)

Mali 2002 (1 goal)

  •  Cameroon 3-0 Togo (Group stage)

Tunisia 2004 (1 goal)

  •  Cameroon 1-2 Nigeria (Quarterfinal)
  •  Cameroon 3-1 Angola (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 3-1 Angola (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 3-1 Angola (Group stage)
  • Cameroon 2-0 Togo (Group stage)
  • Cameroon 2-0 DR Congo (Group stage)


Ghana 2008 (5 goals – Tournament Top Scorer)

  •  Cameroon 2-4 Egypt (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 2-4 Egypt (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 5-1 Zambia (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 3-0 Sudan (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 3-0 Sudan (Group stage)

Angola 2010 (2 goals)

  •  Cameroon 3-2 Zambia (Group stage)
  •  Cameroon 2-2 Tunisia (Group stage)





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