Roger Milla
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Roger Milla

One of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Roger Milla made history being the oldest football player to score in World Cup in 1994 when he was 42 years old. Albert Roger Milla was born on May 20, 1952 in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon.

His career

  • Milla started his career playing for the Cameroonian team Douala when he was 13 years old. Then he joined Leopard Douala and scored a record of 89 goals from 1970-1974. From 1974-1977, he played for Tonnerre Yaoundé and was named African Footballer of the Year in 1976.
  • In 1977, he was lured into Europe, playing for the French club Valenciennes, for two seasons; then in 1979, he joined AS Monaco, then to Saint-Etienne in 1984, scoring 31 goals in 59 league games. Then, he starred for Montpellier from 1986 to 1989.
  • In 1982, he played for Cameroon in the World Cup and scored the first goal ever for the Indomitable Lions versus Peru.
  • In 1987, he retired from international football, having played for Cameroon in the Los-Angeles Olympic Games.
  • In 1990, upon a phone call from President of Cameroon Paul Biya, he came back to play for Cameroon and scored 4 goals that awarded him the third best player in the tournament.
  • In 1994, he became the oldest player ever to score in the World Cup, thanks to his goal in Russia.