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Roger Milla: A Man, a Talent, The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon's ALL-TIME-BEST

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Albert Roger Miller (born 20 May 1952), known as Roger Milla, is a Cameroonian former professional footballer who played as a forward (offensive attacker.) He started his international career at the famous academy of Dynamo Beervelde.

Having moved to Tonnerre of Yaoundé (1972–78), Roger Milla had a terrific year in 1975, scoring the winning goal in the Cameroon Cup final and playing a leading role in the club’s victorious campaign in the first African Cup Winners’ Cup.

Milla’s celebration dance after his winning goal (FIFA 1990 Italy World Cup) against Colombia—a kind of shimmy performed near the corner flag-inspired imitations by goal scorers throughout the football world.

Coming out of retirement for the 1994 World Cup, Milla, then 42 years old, became the oldest player to score a goal in the World Cup finals.

While at Bastia he scored a fantastic goal in the team’s victory in the 1981 French Cup final; he also won a French Cup in 1980 with Monaco.

At the 1990 World Cup, 38-year-old Milla, playing as a substitute, scored four goals and led Cameroon to the quarterfinals. He played in the 1982 World Cup finals when Cameroon earned international respect after a superb performance in the tournament.

Roger Milla single-handedly placed Cameroon's national team on an everlasting international football pedestal in the 1980s and ’90s Milla and Cameroon’s national team, enabling the team to become world-famous.

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