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Samuel Eto’o has been officially declared father of a 22-year-old girl by the Spanish courts. The African football legend has therefore been ordered to pay a monthly pension of €1,400.

The former FC Barcelona striker has seen an old story catch up with him. As announced by Marca, the Spanish justice officially recognize his status as a father to a 22-year-old girl.

This follows a complaint filed by the mother of Erika Do Rosario Nieves, who claimed to have had a relationship with Samuel Eto’o, when the latter played at Leganés in the late 1990s.

They allegedly met at a nightclub through a mutual friend in Madrid. A year later, the woman discovers that she is pregnant. From that moment, Eto’o has started not to give any more news and avoided the telephone calls of the future mother, when the latter wanted to warn him of the delivery.


During his spell at Espanyol Barcelona in 1999, the player’s daughter was born in a hospital in Madrid. But the star refuses to recognize the child. As evidence, the mother provided the judges with biological documents.

The Spanish media specifies that the court asks the current President of the Cameroonian football federation to pay his daughter a monthly pension of 1,400 euros.

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Source: New Agencies