List of international goals scored by Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer who played as a striker for the Cameroon national football team from 1997 to 2014. He is currently Cameroon's all-time goalscorer with 56 goals and 118 appearances, which also puts him as his nation's 2nd-most capped player behind Rigobert Song (137). He has represented his country at 4 FIFA World Cups (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014), 6 Africa Cup of Nations (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010), and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. He has helped Les Lions Indomptables win both the 2000[1] and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations finals[2] and also reached the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, which they lost to France. He earned his first cap for Cameroon in 1997 during a 5–0 loss in a friendly against Costa Rica. However, he wouldn't score a goal until 2000 in a 3–0 win against Ivory Coast in a 2000 Africa Cup of Nations group stage match.[3] His only hat-trick while playing for Cameroon would come in a 3–1 win against Angola in a 2006 Africa Cup of Nations group stage match.[4] He eventually decided to retire from international duty in 2014 after joining Everton.[5]

Samuel Eto'o Fils has scored a total of 56 goals in 118 caps for Cameroon

List of goalsEdit

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[6]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 January 2000   Ivory Coast 2–0 3–0 2000 African Cup of Nations
2. 6 February 2000   Algeria 1–0 2–1
3. 10 February 2000   Tunisia 2–0 3–0
4. 13 February 2000   Nigeria 1–0 2–2
5. 19 April 2000   Somalia 3–0 3–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 28 January 2001   Togo 1–0 2–0
7. 1 July 2001 1–0 2–0
8. 7 January 2002   Burkina Faso 1–0 3–1 Friendly
9. 29 January 2002   Togo 2–0 3–0 2002 African Cup of Nations
10. 27 March 2002   Argentina 1–1 2–2 Friendly
11. 26 May 2002   England 1–0 2–2
12. 6 June 2002   Saudi Arabia 1–0 1–0 2002 FIFA World Cup
13. 27 March 2003   Madagascar 2–0 2–0 Tunis Tournament
14. 19 June 2003   Brazil 1–0 1–0 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
15. 8 February 2004   Nigeria 1–2 1–2 2004 African Cup of Nations
16. 6 June 2004   Benin 1–1 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier
17. 4 July 2004   Ivory Coast 1–0 2–0
18. 15 September 2004   Egypt 2–3 2–3
19. 4 June 2005   Benin 4–0 4–1
20. 21 January 2006   Angola 1–0 3–1 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
21. 2–1
22. 3–1
23. 25 January 2006   Togo 1–0 2–0
24. 29 January 2006   DR Congo 2–0 2–0
25. 3 June 2007   Liberia 2–0 2–1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
26. 22 January 2008   Egypt 1–3 2–4 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
27. 2–4
28. 26 January 2008   Zambia 4–0 5–1
29. 30 January 2008   Sudan 1–0 3–0
30. 3–0
31. 31 May 2008   Cape Verde 2–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
32. 8 June 2008   Mauritius 2–0 3–0
33. 21 June 2008   Tanzania 1–0 2–1
34. 2–1
35. 11 October 2008   Mauritius 1–0 5–0
36. 2–0
37. 11 February 2009   Guinea 2–1 3–1 Friendly
38. 3–1
39. 5 September 2009   Gabon 2–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
40. 9 September 2009 2–0 2–1
41. 14 November 2009   Morocco 2–0 2–0
42. 17 January 2010   Zambia 2–1 3–2 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
43. 21 January 2010   Tunisia 1–1 2–2
44. 19 June 2010   Denmark 1–0 1–2 2010 FIFA World Cup
45. 24 June 2010   Netherlands 1–1 1–2
46. 11 August 2010   Poland 1–0 3–0 Friendly
47. 2–0
48. 4 September 2010   Mauritius 1–0 3–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
49. 2–1
50. 3 September 2011 3–0 6–0
51. 7 October 2011   DR Congo 1–1 3–2
52. 11 November 2011   Sudan 3–1 3–1 2011 LG Cup (Morocco)
53. 13 November 2011   Morocco 1–0 1–1
54. 23 March 2013   Togo 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
55. 2–1
56. 1 June 2014   Germany 1–0 2–2 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cameroon 2-2 (4-3 pens) Nigeria". The Shot.
  2. ^ "Cameroon 0-0 (3-2 pens) Senegal". worldfootball.net. 10 February 2002.
  3. ^ "Cameroon 3-0 Ivory Coast". Soccerway. 28 February 2000.
  4. ^ "Cameroon v Angola (2006 CAF Africa Cup of Nations)". Goal.com. 21 January 2006.
  5. ^ "Samuel Eto'o: Cameroon striker retires from international football". BBC Sport. 27 August 2014.
  6. ^ Samuel Eto'o Fils – Goals in International Matches Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation