Cameroon’s four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o announced his retirement on Saturday at the age of 38.
“The end, towards a new challenge,” the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker posted on Instagram.
“Thank you all, big love, adrenalin,”
Most decorated African player of all-time
Only player in history to win the treble in consecutive seasons with two different teams
Cameroon all-time top-scorer
AFCON all-time top-scorer
The career of Eto’o :
4x Champions League
3x La Liga
2x Copa del Rey
2x Spanish Super Cup
2x Italian Cup
2x Africa Cup of Nations
2x Serie A
2x Italian Super Cup
1x Olympic Gold Medal
4x African Footballer of the Year
“The End. It’s time for a new challenge. Thank you, everybody.”
– Samuel Eto’o
On the 17th December 2010 Eto’o became the only player in the world to have scored in seven different competitions in the same calendar year (African Cup of Nations, Serie A, Copa Italia, Champions League, World Cup, Italian Super Cup and the Club World Cup).