Samuel Eto’o, an African footballer, has formally announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 38 after an illustrious career dotted with silverware.
The soccer legend last played on the Qatar Star League side of the Qatar SC, which he joined after leaving the Turkish team Konyaspor in the summer of 2018.
The former Cameroon international featured for top teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter, Chelsea and Everton in a career spanning 22 years.
At the top stage of the game, the veteran enjoyed an outstanding career, winning countless awards with Barcelona and also representing Cameroon at four World Cups.
Eto’o announced his departure with the caption through an Instagram post, “The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”
In 1997, Eto’o joined Real Madrid as a youth player and spent the next three years with Los Blancos but was unable to cement his first team place.
He moved to RCD Mallorca, and after four years at the club, Barcelona came to call the place where he shot his fame.
He transferred to Series A with Inter in 2009 and after a short spell with Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia, the forward joined Chelsea in 2013 before moving to Everton after a year.
A move to Turkey with Antalyaspor accompanied a transfer to Sampdoria in 2015, where he spent three years before joining Konyaspo