Samuel Eto'o: net worth, wife, height, Instagram, current job

Samuel Eto'o: net worth, wife, height, Instagram, current job

Kenneth Mwenda
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM

How much is Samuel Eto'o's net worth? The Inter Milan legend is currently the richest African footballer. He met his wife for the first time in Nantes, France, where she owned a hair salon. They met during a time in their lives when they were both struggling to advance their careers in their respective fields. The football player proposed to her with a stunning engagement ring valued at $543,000.

Samuel Eto'o net worth
Samuel Eto'o of FC Internazionale Milano during the Serie A match between Udinese and Inter at Stadio Friuli on January 23, 2011 in Udine, Italy. Photo: Claudio Villa
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He was born in Nkon, Cameroon, on March 10, 1981. He is a footballer who is widely regarded as one of the best African players of all time.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Samuel Eto’o Fils
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: March 10, 1981
  • Samuel Eto’o Age: 41 years as of April 2022
  • Place of birth: Nkon, Cameroon
  • Current residence: Cameroon
  • Nationality: Cameroon
  • Height in feet: 5 ft 11 in
  • Height in metres: 1.80 m
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Marital status: Married
  • Wife: Georgette Eto'o
  • Children: 4
  • Profession: Football player
  • Net worth: Around $95 million
  • Instagram: samueletoo
  • Twitter: @SamuelEtoo
  • Facebook: Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o's net worth

According to sources, Samuel Eto'o's net worth is about $95 million. Eto'o maintained his position as the wealthiest African footballer in the world from 2020 to 2022. He has also appeared in lists of the richest African footballer of all time and Forbes list of richest African footballers.

Samuel Eto'o's family

What is the name of Samuel Eto'o's wife? Georgette Eto'o is her name, and she was born on April 22, 1971 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. She is an Ivorian-born former hairdresser. Nantes, France, is where Georgette met Samuel. He was an amateur footballer attempting to get admission to a prestigious club.

Samuel Eto'o's wife
Samuel Eto'o and wife Georgette during "The Tree Of Life" premiere on the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France.Photo: Andreas Rentz
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His admission at Nantes did not materialize, and the young Eto'o had no option rather than jetting back home. In 1997, when he joined Real Madrid is the time their relationship became lively.

Georgette and Samuel married in a private ceremony in Paris on July 6, 2007. The couple did not invite many people to the affair, which was held in complete privacy. However, following a public outcry about Samuel's covert wedding, they again conducted another ceremony.

Samuel proposed to Georgette with a $543,000 diamond ring before the second wedding. The ceremony was held at the Chiesa of San Giovanni Battista in Stezzano, and various football players attended it. Serge Beynaud, a well-known singer, was invited to play at Georgette's wedding. Maelle, Étienne, Siena, and Lynn are the couple's four children.

Samuel Eto'o's height

The height of athletes plays a pivotal role in football. The former Barcelona star is 1.80 m tall. He weighs around 75 kgs.

Samuel Eto'o's biography

According to sources, Samuel Eto'o was born on March 10, 1981, and he is 41 years old as of April 2022. He attended the Kadji Sports Academy in Douala, Cameroon, and rose to national fame while playing in the 1996 Cup of Cameroon with UCB Douala, a second-tier team.

At the age of 16, he drew the attention of Real Madrid, one of Europe's premier clubs, which signed him in 1997, but received little playing time. He also didn't get much playing time after joining Cameroon, which qualified for the 1998 World Cup but fell short in the first round.

Etoo was loaned to a number of clubs by Real Madrid. Later in 2000, he signed with Real Mallorca of La Liga on a $6.3 million contract, which was the club's largest at the time.

He became one of the best forwards at Mallorca, becoming the club's all-time greatest goal scorer. However, his team was still considered below the top echelon of European football.

Samuel Eto'o at Barcelona

He was enticed to join the Spanish giants FC Barcelona in 2004. He continued his outstanding play. What are Samuel Eto'o's awards from his time with the Spanish giants?

In 2005, he was named African Player of the Year for the third time in a row, and Barcelona won the Spanish first division in 2005 and 2006 and the Champions League in 2006. Eto'o led the club to its first "treble" season in 2009. They won the national first-division title, Copa del Rey and Champions League.

Samuel Eto’o's stats for Cameroon

He rose during the 2000 African Cup of Nations, scoring four goals, including a game-winning goal in the Indomitable Lions' gold-medal triumph over the Super Eagles of Nigeria. His outstanding play was also experienced at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, as Cameroon overcame Spain to clinch the country's first Olympic gold medal.

He led the country to their second African Cup of Nations win and a World Cup berth in 2002. He became the all-time highest scorer in the African Cup of Nations history in 2008, as he helped Cameroon reach the tournament final after winning against Egypt.

Samuel Eto'o's international stats in 2010 were also impressive. He scored two goals at the African Cup of Nations tournament, raising his tally to 18 goals and helping him claim African Player of the Year honours for the fourth time.

He also helped Cameroon qualify for the World Cups in 2010 and 2014. However, the squad did not win a match in either appearance. The star announced his retirement from the international competition in August 2014.

Samuel Eto'o at Inter Milan

Samuel Eto'o's Biography
Gianluca Pagliuca, Marco Materazzi, Wesley Sneijder and Samuel Eto'o, Hall of Famers 2021 pose for a picture at FC Internazionale headquarters on March 04, 2022 in Milan, Italy. Photo: Mattia Pistoia
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He was transferred to Inter Milan at the end of the season. He helped Inter win the Champions League in 2010, and he was the club's highest scorer in the 2010–11 season, with 37 goals.

Which clubs did Eto'o join after leaving Inter Milan?

He received a contract from Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia in 2011, being one of the most significant contracts in football history in the process. Two years later, he joined Chelsea FC on a one year contract.

He proceeded to Everton the following year but only featured in 20 games before leaving for Sampdoria in Italy in January 2015. In the same year, he agreed to a three-year contract with Antalyaspor of Turkey.

In January 2018, he joined Konyaspor, still in Turkey. However, Eto'o left the team in August and later that month joined Qatar SC, which he left the following year. On September 7th 2019, he announced his retirement from football.

Samuel Eto'o's current job

Samuel Eto'o's current job
Samuel Eto'o congratulates Cameroon's forward Vincent Aboubakar for his bronze medal at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde on February 5, 2022. Photo: Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD
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On December 11 2021, Eto'o was elected President of the Cameroon Football Federation. The four-time African footballer of the year was voted in for a four-year term, defeating interim president Seidou Mbombo Njoya by 43 votes to 31 in the federation's general assembly.

Social media presence

The former Cameroonian star boasts a large following on his social media accounts. Samuel Eto'o's Instagram has over six million followers. He also has over 1.7 million and 14 million followers on Twitter and Facebook as of April 2022.

From his impressive career in Europe, Samuel Eto'o's net worth has grown over the decades. Although his wife, Georgette has been in the press multiple times due to her husband's controversies, her continuous support enabled him to achieve greatness.

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