Tuesday December 21 2010
Eto'o voted African Player of the Year

Samuel Eto'o has been named African Player of the Year for a record fourth time at a ceremony in Cairo.

The 29-year-old Cameroon international is now the most decorated African footballer of all-time after leapfrogging the likes of Abedi Pele and George Weah who had each won the award on three occasions.

Eto'o was instrumental for Inter in their treble winning campaign last season. He picked up five pieces of silverware in his first year at San Siro, scoring in seven competitions.

The former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker beat off competition from Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan for the prestigious prize.