Cameroon and former Barcelona forward, Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 38.
Eto’o disclosed the news via his instagram page after quitting Qatar SC earlier this year and added that he was looking forward to a new challenge but did not reveal where his next engagement would be.
He said ” The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love,”
The legendary striker featured for 13 professional teams during his memorable career.
The award wining forward, previously played in Spain, Russia and Italy, but was well known for for his great feats at Barcelona, where he played from 2004 to 2009.
At Camp Nou, he won three La Liga crowns, alongside and two Champions League titles.
I addition, he played in Italy for Inter Milan where he also won the Champions League, under Jose Mourinho, at in 2010.
Eto’o also plied his trade briefly in the Premier League with Chelsea and Everton.
Futhermore, for his national team, Cameroon he won an Olympic gold medal for the country in 2000.
In addition, Eto’o is the leading all-time scorer in the Nations Cup with 18 goals and he appeared at four World Cup finals – 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 – playing in eight matches and scoring three goals.
Samuel Eto’o is currently Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer with 54-goals and he also won back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations titles with his country at the 2000 and 2002 editions.