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Stephen Tataw

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Full nameStephen Tataw Eta
Date of birth31 March 1963(age 53)
Place of birthYaoundé, Cameroon
Height1.82 m
Playing positionRight-back

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Stephen Tataw Eta (born March 31, 1963) is a Cameroonian former football (soccer) defender who captained the Cameroon national team at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

At the club level, he played with Tonnerre Yaounde from 1988 to 1991, and for Olympic Mvolyé from 1992 to 1994. He then joined Japanese side Tosu Futures where many viewed him as the first African-born professional player in Japan. While he was in Japan, he unsuccessfully tried to guide his club to the J-League, the top division.

He is probably best remembered as the captain of Cameroon during their historical run at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where the team became the first African nation to reach quarterfinals.

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