Today we celebrate the birth of a living African soccer legend, Cameroon's former striker, Patrick M'Boma who turns 46.
Born in 1970 in Douala, Cameroon, M'Boma has undoubtedly played a key role in the country’s football success for many years playing as a striker. M'Boma is the former all-time top goal-scorer for the Indomitable Lions and he is one of the most respected and loved Cameroonian soccer players.
He played for several European clubs and had a remarkable career with teams such as Châteauroux, PSG, Cagliari Calcio and Parma. The talented striker also played in the Japanese league.
In 2000 and 2002 M'Boma won the Africa Cup of Nations with the Indomitable Lions and he was part of the team, which won gold at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics.
M'Boma was crowned the Africa Footballer of the Year in 2000, and was also the BBC African Footballer of the Year in the same year.