Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has announced that no player has netted more goals in the history of Africa Cup of Nations than Samuel Eto’o.
The Cameroonian legend scored a record of 18 goals in six editions he played for The Indomitable Lions in.
Eto’o who played for the likes of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England) among others, donned Cameroon short in 118 caps, scoring 56 goals in the process; a national record.
Eighteen of these goals came in the African flagship competition as Eto’o set himself as the all-time record goal scorer, overtaking Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Pokou (14 goals).
Eto’o was among the Cameroon team that won back to back AFCON titles in 2000 and 2002.
He also took part in four more editions (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010), scoring at least a goal in each of them, which is also a record (scoring in six different AFCON editions) that he shares with Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya and Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.