Top 20 highest-paid football players 2012

By Zhang Junmian
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  Samuel Eto'o Fils  萨穆埃尔•埃托奥•菲尔斯 

Samuel Eto'o Fils [Photo / Xinhua]

 Rank 2012:4;Earnings 2011:€23.3 million

Rank 2011:13;Earnings 2010:€13 million

Date of Birth:Mar. 10, 1981


Club:Anzhi Makhachkala

Marital Status:Married (Georgette Eto Fils)

Samuel Eto'o Fils is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the small-but-with-big-ambitions Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. He also serves as the captain of the Cameroon national team. He is the most decorated African player of all time, having won the award for African Player of the Year four times in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.

The former Barcelona and Internazionale striker was transferred to Anzhi in Agust 2011 on a three-year deal expected to get him a salary of €20 million after tax per season, eclipsing the €13 million Cristiano Ronaldo earns at Real Madrid and the €10.5 million Lionel Messi is paid by Barcelona. The player counts Puma and Ford as his major sponsors.

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