Former Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto’o just announced his retirement from professional football at age 38.
The African football legend enjoyed an excellent career at the top level of the game, winning numerous trophies with Barcelona and also representing Cameroon at four World Cups.
Samuel Eto’o posted on his official Instagram handle: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”
He joined Barcelona in 2004. There, he won two Champions Leagues, four La Liga titles, two Supercopa de Espana and one Copa del Rey. He also became the record holder for most La Liga caps by an African.
At Inter Milan, he won his third Champions League under Jose Mourinho and also added Serie A, Supercoppa Italiana, Fifa Club World Cup and Coppa Italia titles to his impressive football journey in Italy.
Eto’o claimed gold at the 2000 Olympics as well as two Africa Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2002 with four African Player of the Year crowns – a record he shares with Cote d’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure.