Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Samuel Etoo Fils

 

At the age of 17 years and 3 months he became the youngest player at the 1998 World Cup in France and was the only player who had been born in the '80's. After Leganés, he went on loan to RCD Espanyol (1998-1999) but played very little and subsequently returned to Real Madrid (1999-2000). In the 1999-00 season, he played a few times for RCD Mallorca, eventually spending four seasons there (2000-04), with the Balearic Island club sharing his rights with Real Madrid.

During his time with Mallorca, he became the highest ever league goal scorer in the history of the club, with 54 goals. He signed for Barca in the summer of 2004 for a transfer fee of 24 million euros after a long series of three-way negotiations with RCD Mallorca and Real Madrid, thus becoming the first Cameroonian player to defend the Barca colours. He made his debut for FC Barcelona in the first game of the season at Ràcing Santander, on August 29, 2004.

Since then, he has become a veritable goal machine, scoring 25 times in his first season and making a huge contribution to winning the championship. His goal against Levante clinched the league title. He has needed just 67 matches to reach the landmark figure of 50 goals, outstripping some of the great Barca legends of the past. Since he joined the Club he has been chosen as African Player of the Year 2004, 2005 and 2006, and picked up third place in the FIFA World Player 2005. He is a full international and one of the outstanding players in the Cameroon team and has a huge popular following in his country.

Honours

FC Barcelona

2008/09 Champions League

2008/09 Liga

2008/09 Copa del Rey

2006/07 Spanish Supercup

2005/06 Champions League

2005/06 Liga

2005/06 Spanish Supercup

2004/05 Liga

 

Real Madrid

1999/00 Champions League

1997/98 Intercontinental Cup

 

Real Mallorca

2002/03 Spanish Cup

 

Cameroon

2008 African Cup runners up

2003 Confederation Cup runners up

2002 African Cup

2000 African Cup

2000 Gold medal Sidney Olympics

 

Individual Awards

2005/06 Spanish League top goalscorer

2004/05 Third place FIFA WORLD PLAYER

2004/05 African Player of the Year

2003/04 African Player of the Year

2002/03 African Player of the Year

 

Collectables Signed By Samuel Etoo Fils