Cameroon’s Greatest starting 11 of all time has been named by popular AI ChatGPT.
Cameroon has produced alot of quality players and naming their greatest starting eleven of all time is definitely not an easy task.
We decided to ask popular AI ChatGPT for Cameroon’s greatest starting line up of all time and here is what they came up with.
Goalkeeper: Thomas N’Kono
Considered by man as one of the greatest African goalkeepers of all time, it’s no surprise he made the list. Thomas N’Kono won the AFCON twice (1994, 1998) with Cameroon and was also part of the Cameroon team that reached the World Cup quarter finals in 1990. He was named Africa’s best goalkeeper four times in his career.
Rigobert Song: He holds the record for most appearances in the colours of the Cameroon national team (137). Rigobert Song led Cameroon to two AFCON titles(2000, 2002) and also an Olympic gold medal in 2000.
Stephen Tataw: He captained Cameroon to the historic Italia 1990 World Cup quarter finals. He won the the 1988 AFCON title with Cameroon.
Andre Kana-Biyik: He is remembered mostly for his iconic header against Argentina in the 1990 FIFA World Cup that help Cameroon defeat Maradona’s Argentina. He won the 1984 and 1988 AFCON titles with Cameroon.
Lauren Etame Mayer: Laurent was part of the Cameroon team that won gold in the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. He won the 2000 AFCON title with Cameroon and also the 2002 edition of the tournament where he scored in a shootout victory against Senegal. He played an essential role in the Arsenal team that won the league unbeaten in the 2003/2004 season
Marc Vivian Foe: Winner of two AFCON titles with Cameroon national team, Marc Vivian Foe scored six goals for the Indomitable Lions. Foé was part of the Cameroon squad for the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. He played in wins against Brazil and Turkey, and was rested for the match against the United States, with Cameroon having already qualified.
On 26 June 2003, Cameroon faced Colombia in the semi-final, held at the Stade de Gerland in Lyon, France. In the 72nd minute of the match Foé collapsed in the centre circle with no other players near him. He was later pronounced death by the medical team. Marc Vivian Foe won the bronze ball award in the tournament despite Cameroon’s defeat to France in the finals.
Geremi Njitap: Geremi Njitap won two AFCON titles with Cameroon. Geremi was also part of the team that won gold in the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. He scored 13 goals for Cameroon in 118 appearances.
Geremi Njitap also had an illustrious club career where he won two Champions league titles with Real Madrid and two Premier league titles with Chelsea.
Emmanuel Kunde: He won two AFCON titles with Cameroon in 1984 and 1988 where he scored the winning goal against Nigeria in the finals. He racked up an impressive 17 goals for the Cameroon national team in 102 appearances.
Samuel Eto’o: Cameroon’s all time top scorer with 56 goals and also the top scorer in the history of the African nations cup with 18 goals to his name. Widely considered by many as Africa’s greatest footballer of all time, Eto’o won two AFCON titles with Cameroon and also led Cameroon to gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. Samuel Eto’o also had an incredible career where he won many trophies with clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan, Mallorca, etc. He is Africa’s most decorated footballer of all time and the only footballer in the World to win back to back trebles. Samuel Eto’o won the the African player of the year award four times which has only been matched by Yaya Toure
Patrick Mboma: Mboma played a vital role as Cameroon won two AFCON’s in a row in 2000 and 2002 where he finished as highest goal scorer. He was also part of the team that won gold at the Sydney Olympic games in 2000. Mboma is Cameroon’s fourth highest goalscorer of all time with 33 goals in just 55 appearances.
Roger Milla: Milla won the 1984 and 1988 AFCON titles with Cameroon. He finished best player and top scorer in the 1986 and 1988 editions of the tournament. Roger Milla led Cameroon to the historic Italia 1990 World Cup quarter finals where he scored four goals. Roger Milla was named African footballer of the year twice. He is Cameroon’s second highest goal scorer of all time with 43 goals.
Players like Vincent Aboubakar, Joseph Antoine Bell, Achille Webo, Salomon Olembe, etc all miss out on the list.