Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Samuel Eto'o

Arguably the best African player of all time, Samuel Eto'o's scoring record for club and country is second to none. A lethal finisher whose work rate is exceptional, he often played out of position in his first season at Inter but still managed to score his fair share of goals. A product of the Real Madrid youth system, Eto'o enjoyed a successful four-year spell with Real Mallorca, but it was at Barcelona where he made his name, with 108 goals in 145 games. Completed a clean sweep of trophies in his first season at Inter, becoming the only player to have won a treble of league, cup and Champions League titles with two different clubs. At international level, he won Olympic gold with Cameroon at the 2000 Olympics, has played at every Africa Cup of Nations tournament since 2000, and is the competition's all-time top scorer. Won the African Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons in 2003, 2004 and 2005. 

Samuel Eto'o Fils
country: Cameroon [Cameroon] 
born in: Nkon (Cam) on: March 10 1981 
position: Forward
height: 180 cm  weight: 75 kg

Lorenzo Crisetig

Crisetig Lorenzo
country: Italy [Italy] 
born in: Cividale del Friuli on: January 20 1993 
position: Midfielder  
height: 180 cm   weight: 82 kg  

Nwankwo Obiora

A robust midfielder who is adept at breaking up attacks and protecting the defence, rising Nigerian star Nwankwo represented his country at the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt. Joined Inter in January 2010 and made the jump to the first team in the summer after turning in a series of impressive performances for the club's senior youth team. 

Nwankwo Obiora 
country: Nigeria [Nigeria] 
born in: Kaduna (Nigeria) on: July 12 1991 
position: Midfielder
height: 183 cm weight: 77 kg

Cristiano Biraghi

Biraghi Cristiano

country: Italy [Italy] 

born in: Cernusco s Naviglio on: September 1 1991 
position: Midfielder 
height: 0 cm weight: 0 kg

Amantino Mancini

A versatile player who filled the right-back role in the early stages of his career, Mancini has also played as a striker and in midfield. Renowned for his dribbling abilities and step-overs, his preferred position is on the right or left side of attacking midfield. Started out at Atletico Mineiro in his native Brazil and played five seasons with Roma before transferring to Inter in July 2008. Was part of Brazil's Copa America-winning squad in 2004. 

Faioli Amantino Alessandro Mancini 
country: Brazil [Brazil] 
born in: Belo Horizonte (Bra) on: August 1 1980 
position: Midfielder 
height: 183 cm    weight: 82 kg

Coutinho Inter

At the age of just 18, Coutinho is billed as one of the best young players of his generation. With a lightning turn of pace, two quick feet and agility that leaves opposing players in his wake, he is already part of the Brazilian men's national team, having been called up for a training camp during the September international break. Scored three goals in five games for Brazil at the 2009 South American Under-17 Championship in Chile, winning his first trophy at international level. Completed his switch to Inter from Vasco de Gama in July 2010. 

Coutinho Correia Philippe  
country: Brazil [Brazil] 
born in: Rio De Janeiro (Brasile)  on: June 12 1992 
position: Midfielder 
height: 171 cm         weight: 72 kg

Joel Obi Chukwuma

Often deployed on the left wing in an attacking midfield position, pacy Nigerian youngster Obi is a modern and versatile player who can defend and attack. Is now a fixture in the senior squad after two consecutive pre-season campaigns and numerous friendly matches with the first team. He previously played for Inter's Under-19s and Under-17s, for whom he curled in a brilliant winner against Empoli to win the Allievi Nazionali Scudetto in 2007/08. Made his competitive debut for the first team in a UEFA Champions League match against Werder Bremen in September 2010. 

Obi Joel Chukwuma 
country: Nigeria [Nigeria] 
born in: Lagos (Nigeria)  on: May 22 1991
position: Midfielder 
height: 177 cm   weight: 72 kg