This Wednesday’s battle separates the careers of two retirees, two true legends of football, who have marked several generations of rookies with their skill and excellence in the green rectangle. On one side, Samuel Eto’o, an emblematic figure of Cameroonian football, and on the other, Sergio Kun Aguero, a name that thrills the country of Diego Armando Maradona.
Which of these two round leather icons is replacing the other?
After making his debut at UCB Douala and Kadji Sport in Cameroon, Samuel Eto’o joined the training center of Real Madrid in 1996. After only a few months, he made his professional debut without succeeding in convincing his world . So he went on loan to Leganés, Espanyol de Barcelona and then to Mallorca. He impressed the Bermellones, who paid 4.5 million euros to recruit him. The native of Nkon in Yaoundé then spent four years in Mallorca, before moving to Barça in the summer of 2004. It was with the Blaugranas that the Cameroonian striker really launched his career and distinguished himself. Both collectively and individually, Samuel Eto’o’s move to Barça was a total success. However, this did not stop Pep Guardiola from asking for his departure in 2009. After Spain, he joined Inter Milan as part of an exchange for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In Italy, the striker enjoyed the same success as in Barça, especially in a Champions League won at the end of the 2009 season. After Italy, the Cameroonian legend signed in Russia with Makhachkala. After three years with the Eagles, he discovered England when he joined Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 2013. A year later, he signed with the Toffees of Everton before returning to Italy where he wore the colors of Sampdoria. After 6 months spent at Samp, Samuel Eto’o went to Turkey where he played first for Antalyaspor and then Konyaspor. On August 14, 2018, the four-time African player of the year was exiled to Qatar. He signed with Qatar SC for his final career experience. On September 6, 2019, Samuel Eto’o ended his rich career.
At the club, the former Cameroonian international scored a total of 370 goals, including 49 in the Champions League in 762 games played. He is also the author of 55 assists given.
Sergio Agüero for his part has not traveled as much as Samuel Eto’o. After making his debut with CA Independiente in Argentina, Sergio Agüero discovered Europe with Atlético Madrid. Against only a check for 21.7 million euros, he joined the Colchoneros where he wrote the best pages of his rich career. After marking his time in Spain, the former Argentine striker signed for Manchester City in England. On the Skyblues, the native of Buenos Aires also left indelible marks. He spent a decade at the Citizens before heading to Spain where he signed for Barça on a free. Unfortunately, he was suffering from a heart problem that was incompatible at a high level after just 5 contested meetings with Blagrana. On December 15, 2021 and at the age of 33, he stopped his professional career.
At the club, Sergio Agüero played a total of 685 games for 385 goals scored and 71 assists delivered.
At the club, Sergio Agüero is better than Samuel Eto’o. He has a better goals-per-game ratio.
What do the selection numbers say?
Top scorer in Cameroon’s history with 56 goals in 118 appearances, Samuel Eto’o is undoubtedly a legend in the land of the Indomitable Lions. Individually and collectively, he brought much to his choice.
Third top scorer in Albiceleste history (42) ahead of Maradona (34), Sergio Agüero is also an icon in Argentina. He notably allowed the Albiceleste to win several major trophies.
In terms of selection, the former Inter Milan player is better than Kun.
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A three-time winner of La Liga, two-time winner of the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup, Samuel Eto’o has also won Serie A, the Italian Super Cup and the Italian Cup twice. He has also won the Champions League three times and a Club World Cup. In Cameroon, he was a two-time African champion without forgetting the Olympic title won in 2000 in Australia.
Sergio Agüero on his part won 20 titles in total in his career, including 5 Premier League, 6 League Cup, 3 Community Shield, 1 Fa Cup with Manchester City. With the Albiceleste, the Olympic Games in 2008 and the Copa America in 2021. With Atlético Madrid, he won the Europa League double and the European Supercup in 2010.
In terms of trophies, Sergio Agüero is better than Samuel Eto’o although the Cameroonian legend has won three Champions Leagues which the Argentinian has not won despite the large number of trophies won with Manchester City.
In the end, the two battle legends diverged. Sergio Agüero dominated the club while Samuel Eto’o passed in front of the Argentinian in selection.