Samuel Eto’o: Former Barcelona And Cameroon Striker Announces Retirement From Football

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Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from all forms of football at the age of 38.

Widely regarded as one of Africa’s greatest-ever players, Eto’o will be most fondly remembered for his time at Barcelona, where he won four La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies.

Eto’o posted on his official Instagram handle: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”

 

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THE END😉 VERS UN NOUVEAU DÉFI… Merci à vous tous big love ❤️ adrénaline 💉💉💉💉💉💉

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After five years at Barca, he joined Inter Milan in 2009. While at Inter Milan, Eto’o won the treble under the guidance of Jose Mourinho that included a third European Cup win.

He also scored 56 goals in 118 appearances for his nation and was voted African Player of the Year four times, a record he holds with former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

See his career stat below. 

Years –Team – Apps – Goals

1997–2000 Real Madrid 3 (0)

1997–1998 Leganés (loan) 28 (3)

1999 Espanyol (loan) 0 (0)

2000 Mallorca (loan) 13 (6)

2000–2004 Mallorca 120 (48)

2004–2009 Barcelona 144 (108)

2009–2011 Inter Milan 67 (33)

2011–2013 Anzhi Makhachkala 53 (25)

2013–2014 Chelsea 21 (9)

2014–2015 Everton 14 (3)

2015 Sampdoria 18 (2)

2015–2018 Antalyaspor 76 (44)

2018 Konyaspor 13 (6)

2018–2019 Qatar SC 17 (6)

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