He may have been let go by Jose Mourinho, but Samuel Eto’o proved a few doubters wrong during his one season with Chelsea.
There were stunning showings against teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, as well as a few crucial goals—early finishes against Galatasaray and Arsenal, for example, gave Chelsea the initiative in both contests and set the Pensioners up for crucial victories.
The tension with Mourinho became too much for a new contract, but surely the Portuguese manager was aware of how his side lost momentum when the Indomitable Lions legend was absent.
Despite interest from several clubs, Eto’o remains a free agent. He would surely have been higher in this list had the World Cup not passed him by.