Sports, in Cameroon, has witnessed a steady growth and development since the country's independence and Cameroonian sportspeople have come to be well-known figures in the sphere of international sports. The most popular sport in Cameroon is football or soccer. The sport has earned a reputation not only across the nation or the African continent but in the entire world. Today, Cameroon holds a high rank among the football teams of Africa and the world.
Known as the indomitable lions, the national football team of Cameroon has participated in and has emerged victorious in a number of world and African championships including the Olympic games. Cameroonian sportspeople essentially refer to the football players who have made a strong impact in the field of football.
Some of the brilliant performers include Roger Milla, Rigobert Song, Patrick Mboma, Emanuel Kunde, Raymond Kalla, Samuel Eto, Eric Djemba Djemba, Pierre Wome, Joseph Antoine Bell, Thomas N'kono etc. Other sportspeople in Cameroon include those related to horse riding, fishing, hunting, tennis, golf etc. But the names of these sportspeople are popular only within the borders of Cameroon.
The sportspeople of Cameroon thus mostly include the legendary and present footballers and other people in the country who play and compete in many national championships.