The African footballer four times expressed his admiration for the Brazilian legend, which he described as the best striker of all time.
Samuel Eto’o believes the two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo is the greatest striker of all time.
In addition to his success at club level, the 43-year-old won two FIFA World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned FIFA World Player of the Year three times, while winning the Ballon d’Or in 1997 and 2002.
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When asked about the best strikers of all time, Eto’o – who claimed to be the biggest African player ever – Named after the Brazilian legend, nicknamed dear ‘El Fenomeno’ – Portuguese word meaning Phenomenon.
“The best of all is Ronaldo, ‘O Fenomeno’,” Eto’o was quoted as saying in a live chat by AS.
“I really respect and admire him. Then there are many of us who appear behind him, and I am among them. “
The former Barcelona star has chosen former team-mate and Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi six times as the best active player while PSG star Kylian Mbappe is expected to replace Argentina’s dominance in the future.
“The best player right now? “I have to go with Lionel Messi, who is more experienced, and Kylian Mbappe, the youngest to make the biggest impression,” he said.
“I think he will be a major global star in the coming years.”
Before calling time on his 22-year career in September 2019, Eto’o scored a number of goals Cameroon and his clubs, however, he chose the winning goal of the match against Brazil in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup as his favorite goal.
It was their first win in the tournament and it helped them develop from their group, and they finished the competition as runners-up behind the host France, after losing 1-0 in the final.
“My favorite goal is the goal I scored against Brazil in the Confederations Cup,” he added.
“That was the first time my mother came to see a match at the stadium and I could say,” Thank you, Ma’am, “with a message written on a T-shirt.”