Eto’o Vs Drogba All-time Stats: Who Enjoyed a More Successful Career?

Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba are two of the greatest players in the history of African football. Both football legends enjoyed a lot of success in European football before retiring from the beautiful game.

Samuel Eto’o played for the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, and Inter Milan during a glistening career that saw him play 880 games in all competitions. The Cameroonian legend earned 118 caps for the Cameroonian national team. He scored 426 goals in his career and also provided 136 assists. 


Samuel Eto’o was indeed a top player in European football. He also proved his worth in Africa. Before retiring, Samuel Eto’o won the UEFA Champions League four times and also lifted the African Nations Cup twice. He won 18 trophies in his entire career. He remains Cameroon’s all-time highest goalscorer to this day with 56 goals for the Cameroonian national team. 

Didier Drogba was also a player who made his mark in European football. He came to prominence at Marseille before becoming one of the best players in the world at Chelsea. He played 786 games in his career, including 106 caps for the Ivory Coast national team.

The Chelsea legend scored 363 goals and provided 111 assists in his career. He won 18 trophies in his career, including one Champions League title, which he won with Chelsea. He is Ivory Coast’s all-time highest goalscorer with 65 goals.


Based on the stats above, Samuel Eto’o had a more successful career than Didier Drogba. This is due to the caliber of trophies won, the goals scored, and the assists made.


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