Samuel Eto'o: Cameroon Star Tops African La Liga Scorers

Prolific Cameroon international  Samuel Eto'o is just one of the many Africans to have made their goal scoring mark in La Liga over the years.

Many African players have made outstanding contributions to La Liga over the years, with links between Spanish football and the entire continent growing stronger day by day.

Ex-Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o tops the list of all-time African scorers in LaLiga. 

Former Sevilla and Mali striker Frederic Kanoute, now an official LaLiga ambassador, is in second spot with 1990s SD Compostela and Nigerian forward Christopher Ohen third.
Samuel Eto'o

23 players of 22 different African nationalities have found the net in La Liga through the years. The first was pioneer Alhaji Momodo Njie - known as Biri Biri - at Sevilla in the 1970s. 

The connection between the continent and LaLiga looks set to long continue, with young Kenyan international Michael Olunga the latest African to open his goal scoring account with Girona during the 2017/18 season.

Top African footballer of all time in La Liga is of course Samuel Eto'o, who scored 162 goals (108 in 144 appearances for Barcelona and 54 in 128 appearances for Real Mallorca) in the competition. 

The former Cameroon international, who started his career in Real Madrid's youth system, won three LaLiga titles during his time at the Camp Nou [04/05, 05/06 and 08/09], as well as the top scorer award in the 05/06 season with 26 goals.


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