Roger Milla

Legendary Cameroon Footballer
  • Date of Birth
  • May 20, 1952
  • Place of Birth
  • Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Height
  • 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  • Playing Position
  • Striker

Albert Roger Mooh Miller (born 20 May 1952 in Yaoundé), commonly known as Roger Milla, is a retired Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker. He was one of the first African players to be a major star on the international stage. He played in three World Cups for the Cameroon national team.

He achieved international stardom at 38 years old, an age at which most forward-playing footballers have retired, by scoring four goals at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He helped Cameroon become the first African team to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Four years later, at the age of 42, he became the oldest goalscorer in World Cup history by scoring against Russia in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[1]

He is also remembered for his trademark goal celebration of running to the corner flag and performing a dance. In the years that have followed, he has been recognised as a pioneer of the many unconventional and imaginative goal celebrations seen since then. He was named one of the 125 greatest living football players in 2004 by Brazilian football player Pelé.[1] In 2007, he was named by the Confederation of African Football as the best African player of the previous 50 years.

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