Former Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker also Africa’s great, Samuel Eto’o Fils has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.
The Cameroon forward, who made his debut in 1997, scored more than 350 goals across his club career, winning the Champions League twice with Barcelona and once with Inter. Eto’o, also named African Player of the Year four times, posted the news on his official Instagram, saying: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.” Eto’o also played in England for Everton; Italy for Sampdoria; Turkey for Antalyaspor (player-manager) and Konyaspor; Russia for Anzhi Makhachkala; Qatar for Qatar SC and Spain for Leganes, Espanyol and Mallorca. He won the Africa Cup of Nations back to back with Cameroon in 2000 and 2002. He also won the Olympic games men’s football gold medal with Cameroon in 2000.