Four time African player of the year Samuel Eto’o has been honoured with a special mural outside the Visit Mallorca Stadium (formerly Estadi de Son Moix) by Spanish La Liga outfit Mallorca.
The 40-year-old who was recently elected the President of his country’s FA received the distinction before the start of the game between his former clubs (FC Mallorca 0-1 Barcelona) on Sunday. Eto’o made a guest appearance in the company of the Presidents of Mallorca and Barcelona Andy Kohlberg and Joan Laporta.
“What an honour to have my career memorialised like this. Real Mallorca put me on the map in the early days of my international career and it is still one of my favourite clubs I ever played for.”-Eto’o said on twitter.
Samuel Eto’o played for Mallorca between 2000 and 2004. He helped the club to their lone Copa Del Rey title in 2003 scoring a brace in the final against Recreativo de Huelva during their 3-0 win. Samuel Eto’o has also scored an impressive 67 goals in 115 games for the Pirates and stands as their all-time top scorer.
After his four-year stay, the two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner joined FC Barcelona. He won eight titles and scored 130 goals in 199 games.