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Cameroon National Team All-Time Top 5 Scorers

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Top 5 Cameroon national football team players with the most scored goals in international matches as of November 19, 2020.

Cameroon have always had a knack for producing incredible footballers, and while that doesn’t always immediately translate into national team success, it most definitely has for them.

The Indomitable Lions are one of the most successful teams to compete within African international competitions and the world, winning five Nations Cups (AFCON), Olympic Gold Medal in 2000, and a 1990 nose-bleed high finish in the world cup.

Even when they aren’t sweeping up silverware, their incredible players are putting on high-octane performances. Here is a look at the all-time top 5 goalscorers for the Cameroon national team.

5. Vincent Aboubakar

Vincent AboubakarCameroon Career: 2010-Present

Cameroon Appearance: 69

Cameroon Goals: 23

Vincent Aboukabar who is still active has been the best Cameroon striker since Samuel Eto’o retired. He helped Cameroon win the 2017 AFCON finals as his over head dribble-kick saw the Egyptians fall short in a 2-1 defeat to Cameroon.

READ: Top 10 World Football’s Most Underrated Strikers

4. Roger Milla

Roger MillaCameroon Career: 1973-1994

Cameroon Appearance: 102

Cameroon Goals: 28

Regarded as the one of the best ever Cameroonian and African players, Roger Milla helped Cameroon win the 1984 and 1988 AFCON and even went on to win the highest goalscorer in the 1986 and 1988 AFCON. He is the second oldest ever player to appear in a world cup aged 42 after Colombia’s Faryd Mondragón [43]. He also hold the record for the oldest goalscorer at the world cup.

3. Patrick Mboma

Top 5 Cameroon national football team players with the most scored goals in international matches as of November 19, 2020, Patrick MbomaCameroon Career: 1995-2004

Cameroon Appearance: 57

Cameroon Goals: 33

Patrick Mboma was one of the most feared strikers of his time in international football. Long range thunder bolts goal master. He helped Cameroon to two AFCON titles and an Olympic Gold Medal in 2000. He won the African footballer of the year 2000 and the AFCON top scorer in 2002.

2. Francoise Omam-Biyik

Top 5 Cameroon national football team players with the most scored goals in international matches as of November 19, 2020, Omam BiyikCameroon Career: 1986-1998

Cameroon Appearance: 77

Cameroon Goals: 45

A very important player for Cameroon in the nineties. He featured in three world cups between 1990 and 1998. He is highly known for his rocket jump downward header goals in the 1990 World cup opening game against the defending champions, Argentina. The term “Omam-Biyik” was even used to term headed goals.

1. Samuel Eto’o Fils

Samuel Eto'oCameroon Career: 1997-2014

Cameroon Appearance: 118

Cameroon Goals: 56

Eto’o Fils has won everything except for the world cup. He always scores when it mattered. The guy was a master of finals-always ready to score in the finals and he always did that. He helped win Cameroon the 2000 and 2002 AFCON alongside Patrick Mboma. He was also a part of the team that won the 2000 Olympic Gold medal. Individually, he has won everything in Africa with his national team. The accolades are endless to list. That’s just Samuel Eto’o Fils for us.

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