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Roger Milla

Personal information
Full nameAlbert Roger Mooh Milla
Date of birth20 May 1952(age 64)
Place of birthYaoundé, Cameroon
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker

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Roger Milla (born Albert Roger Mooh Miller, supposedly on 20 May 1952) 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 World Cup, the most memorable of which came in the match against Colombia when he dispossessed the showboating Colombian goalkeeper René Higuita 35 yards from goal, going on to score in the empty net with Higuita stranded. He helped the Cameroon team reach the quarter-finals, still the joint best performance by an African team in the World Cup.

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 the legendary Brazilian football player Pelé.

His son is Cameroonian international footballer Marcel Mahouve.

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