Samuel Eto’o rages at 'disrespect' of judges for calling him a winger

Samuel Eto’o rages at 'disrespect' of judges for calling him a winger

- Samuel Eto’o is regarded as one of the greatest strikers that emerged from Africa

- The Cameroonian is famous for getting goals during his spell at Spanish club Barcelona

- Eto’o is upset with judges who categorised him alongside greatest best XI wingers

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Samuel Eto’o is furious that he has been labeled as a winger by judges despite him spending more than two decades playing as a top striker for various clubs, Dailymail reports.

In the compilation of the greatest XI in all categories ever, the four-time Africa Men's Player of the Year was categorised alongside perpetual wingers including David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Adjen Robben.

According to the compilation, stars that make up the centre-forward nominees include Gerd Muller, Ronaldo, Marco van Basten, Johann Cryuff, George Weah and a host of others.

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He wrote:

"Thank you, but I played 1.2 seasons on the right (yet I have 25 years of career as a center forward). The lack of respect. France Football, WHATEVER!"

Eto’o became famous following his breathtaking spell at Spanish club Mallorca before he joined Catalan club Barcelona after he shunned Real Madrid.

The Cameroonian went on to find the back of the net 130 times for the club and was renowned as one of the most dangerous strikers in the whole of Europe.

Samuel Eto’o: Cameroonian legend rages at 'disrespect' of judges for calling him a winger
Samuel Eto’onot happy judges referred to him as a winger. Photo: John Walton
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Three fruitful years at Inter Milan followed where the forward averaged a goal every two games before he moved on in a big-money transfer to Anzhi Makhachkala.

Eto’o also featured for Italian giants Inter Milan between 2009 and 2011 scoring 33 goals for the club in his 67 matches in all competitions under the ‘Special One, Jose Mourinho.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Asamoah Gyan has stated that football legends deserve a place in administration citing concerns after Didier Drogba’s candidacy was rejected for the next Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) presidential elections.

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