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Roger Milla Cameroon soccer star

Roger Milla is a Cameroonian football (soccer) player and an African football icon, who exploded on to the international scene at the ripe old age of thirty-eight (38). A veteran blessed with enduring bursts of pace and an unerring eye for goal, Milla took Cameroon into uncharted territory for an African team as they reached the quarterfinals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. 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. He is remembered for his trademark goal celebration of running to the corner flag and performing a dance.

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