Roger Milla

                Born in Cameroon on 20 May 1952, Albert Roger Mooh Miller is one of the most popular african footballers ever. Though retired, his influence is still greatly felt in the African sporting community, as he was one of the players that gave Cameroon the respect she currently enjoys on the international sporting scene.

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He started taking football serious at just 13, and at 18, he won his first championship with Leopards Douala. His four goals scored at the 1990 FIFA world cup made Cameroon the first ever African country to get to the quarter finals of the competition. Some of Roger Milla’s honours include:

  • Two time Cameroon Première Division winner: 1972, 1973
  • African Cup Winners’ Cup: 1975[1]
  • Coupe de France: 1980, 1981[1]
  • Two time Africa Cup of Nations winner: 1984, 1988
  • Two time African Footballer of the Year: 1976, 1990
  • Africa Cup of Nations Best Player: 1986
  • Two time African Cup of Nations Top Scorer: 1986, 1988
  • FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot: 1990
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1990
  • CAF Best African Player of the last 50 years: 2007
  • Golden Foot Legends Award: 2014
˜Wikipedia

Milla doing his trademark flag pole dance

                  Milla made his final appearance in international football in December 1994. He is now  an itinerant ambassador for African causes. Milla is remembered for a number of things, including holding the record for being the oldest goal scorer in a World Cup tournament and his trademark goal celebration of dancing by the corner flag. A living legend he is.

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