Samuel Eto'o has no time for his teammates slamming birthday cake in his face

Samuel Eto'o turned the ripe young age of 36 on Friday, but his party didn't start off so great. Well, that depends on your definition of "start off." Eto'o seemed to be enjoying the cake his Antalyaspor teammates got him, for about a bite or two. Then it all went to hell as those very same teammates tore into the cake and smeared it all over Eto'o. When this kind of betrayal happens...
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March 10, 2017

Sampdoria miss out on Europa League spot despite Eto'o equalizer

Substitute Samuel Eto'o struck a last-gasp equaliser at Empoli on Sunday but it was not enough as Sampdoria's hopes of playing in Europe next season ended following the 1-1 draw. Manuel Pucciarelli gave Empoli a deserved lead in the 58th minute after team-mate Matias Vecino had been denied by the crossbar in the opening half. Eto'o pulled Samp level in stoppage time but the visitors...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sampdoria held 0-0 at home by relegation-threatened Cesena

MILAN (AP) Sampdoria was held to a goalless draw at home to relegation-threatened Cesena in Serie A on Saturday despite playing with four strikers as it attempted to boost its chances of qualifying for Europe. Samuel Eto'o, Luis Muriel, Stefano Okaka and Eder all started for Sampdoria but couldn't finish off the home side's numerous chances. Sampdoria was also denied by a goalline...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Samuel Eto'o honored for work fighting racism in football

LONDON (AP) Four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto'o has been honored for his work countering racism. The 33-year-old former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker, who currently plays in Italy for Sampdoria, received the European Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation. ECTR President Moshe Kantor says Eto'o was being honored because of...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sampdoria publish picture of Samuel Eto'o wearing club shirt

Sampdoria appear set to complete the signing of Samuel Eto'o, having published a picture of the experienced Everton forward wearing one of their t-shirts. It was reported earlier in the week that Eto'o had agreed an 18-month contract with the Serie A side, but the deal then seemed to stall. However, on Saturday evening, the Italian club published a photo of Eto'o wearing a Sampdoria...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sampdoria sporting director optimistic deal for Eto'o is close

Sampdoria are optimistic Samuel Eto'o will join them this month despite the Cameroon forward having yet to reach an agreement with Everton to leave the Premier League club. The 33-year-old, who joined Everton just five months ago after being released by Chelsea, has reportedly agreed an 18-month contract with Samp and is willing to reduce his wages by 40 per cent in order to return...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Yaya Toure misses Ivory Coast practice three days before opener

Yaya Toure sat out practice Saturday, three days before the Ivory Coast plays its opening match at the African Cup of Nations. The four-time African player of the year stretched on the side as his teammates practiced at a small stadium in Malabo. The Ivory Coast opens play in Group D on Tuesday against Guinea at Estadio de Malabo. Mali will face Cameroon later that night. Toure,...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sampdoria close to signing Everton's Eto'o on permanent transfer

Sampdoria are closing in on the signing of Everton striker Samuel Eto'o, according to reports in Italy. The Genoa outfit, which sold top scorer Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli earlier this month, are desperately looking to reinforce their attacking line after negotiations aimed at signing Udinese forward Luis Muriel collapsed on Thursday. Sampdoria met with Eto'o's representative Claudio...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Yaya Toure picks up fourth straight African player of the year award

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Yaya Toure has been named African player of the year for a record-equaling fourth time, matching the feat of former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o. The Côte d’Ivoire and Manchester City midfielder also became the first player to win the award four times in a row. Toure was announced as Africa's top player for 2014 at a ceremony in Lagos on Thursday. He won the...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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