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The Only African Footballer Who Is In The List Of Top 5 All Time Top Scorers In Major Tournaments

Well, football is one of the most competitive sports in the world. This is due to the fact that a record is set or broken after almost every match. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the Brazilian Pele are among the footballers who have records that will not be easily forgotten. Well, African footballers like George Weah, Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Yay Toure are also among the greatest footballers the world has ever seen due to the achievements they made during their career days.

Well, it is like a 'crime' to talk about best strikers Africa has ever produced and fail to mention the name of Samuel Eto'o. The legendary Cameroon international goes down in history as one of the most successful footballers from Africa. Due to his finishing ability while he was still a player, Samuel Eto'o is included in the list of top five all time top scorers in major tournaments. In fact, Eto'o is the only African footballer who appears in the top five. The Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario tops the list with 25 where as Gabriel Batistuta is second with 23. Cristiano Ronaldo and Samuel Eto'o have 21 each and Pele is the fifth player with 20.

Well, if you ever underestimate Samuel Eto'o just know he is the only African footballer in the top five. It is arguable that Samuel Eto'o is one of the best strikers the football world has ever seen. During his professional career days, he played for a number of European clubs including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Mallorca. He won several individual awards as well at different titles with the clubs he played for. Some of the titles he won include UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey, Supercoppa Italiana, La Liga and Serie A.

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