Samuel Eto'o has become the first player for Anzhi Makhachkala to be nominated for the 2011 Ballon D'Or award. Samuel Eto'o has joined other players in the nomination such as Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Leo Messi, Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Robin Van Persie.
Anzhi Makhachlaka has received another boost in the year 2011 with the nomination of Samuel Eto'o. Anzhi has been in the front page news this year with the signing of players from European Football such as Roberto Carlos.
Anzhi has also been known for inviting players such as Samuel Eto'o to sign and play in a part of Russia which is difficult in all spheres. Samuel Eto'o deserves the nomination for the 2011 Ballon D'Or for the following reasons.