Samuel Eto, Cameroonian icon, believes being admitted into Inter Milan’s Hall of Fame is an incredible honor.
In the 102 matches he played for the Italian heavyweights, the newly elected Fecafoot President won six titles.
From 2009 to 2011, the Fecafoot president played for the Italian heavyweights and helped the team reach new heights. He made 102 appearances for the team, with the 2009/10 season serving as the pinnacle.
The team won the Scudetto, Coppa Italia, and the Champions League during the previous season. Along with Gianluca Pagliuca, Marco Materazzi, and Wesley Sneijder, he has been inducted into the 2021 wall of fame.
“Thank you Inter Milan for the wonderful honor of inducting me into the Inter Hall Of Fame in 2021,” the now-40-year-old said on his official social media account.
“With Marco Materazzi, Gianluca Pagliuca, and Wesley Sneijder, I’m in good company. [Black and Blue] is a color I am proud to wear.”
Samuel Eto joins the likes of Walter Zenga, Javier Zanetti, Lothar Matthaus, and Ronaldo in the 2018 edition. A year later, Francesco Toldo, Giacinto Facchetti, Dejan Stankovic, and Giuseppe Meazza joined.
Julio Cesar, Giuseppe Bergomi, Esteban Cambiasso, and Diego Milito were admitted in the 2020 edition.
During his time with the Nerazzurri, the former striker won the Serie A title in 2009/10, as well as two Coppa Italia titles in 2009/10 and 2010/11.
Samuel Eto’o also helped the team win the Supercoppa Italiana in 2010, the Champions League in 2009/10, and the Fifa Club World Cup in 2010.
The former Barcelona forward left the club in 2011 to join Anzhi Makhachkala, where he stayed until 2013. He later played for Chelsea and Everton before returning to Italy, this time with Sampdoria.
Antalyaspor, Konyaspor, and Qatar SC were among the other clubs for which the Cameroonian played before retiring in 2019.
He had previously played for Real Madrid, Leganes, Espanyol, and Mallorca.