Samuel Eto’o: Birth of a Champion by Samuel Eto’o and Joelle Esso is a children’s book. Samuel is a little boy – quiet, sensible and obedient, apart from one thing. His dream, his passion, his ambition: football. This is the story in comic book format of his determination to succeed.
The message of Eto’o’s childhood and his amazing life story for young people in Africa and worldwide is: “Whatever your dream, you can achieve it because it is within you!”.Based on interviews with Samuel Eto’o the adaptation, scenario and drawings in the book are by the talented Cameroonian artist, Joelle Esso.
Samuel Eto’o is considered by many to be the greatest African footballer of all time: African Player of the Decade in 2000; best striker in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations; best striker in the history of the «Indomitable Lions» of Cameroon; Olympic Champion with the Cameroon team in 2000 at Sydney; six times in the winning team for the European Champions League Cup. After a year with Chelsea Samuel Eto’o is currently playing for Everton.