Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from international football
Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from international football

Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from international football

Former Barcelona superstar and Africa's favorite Samuel Eto’o has announced retirement from international football. 

Eto’o, who had a glittering spell with the Spanish giants, leading them to three La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs called time on his football career via an Instagram post. 


The 38-year-old spent five years at the Catalans, before signing for Inter Milan in 2009 where he won the coveted European crown title for the third time under former Manchester United and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. 

Short spells in the Premier League soon followed, with Chelsea and Everton among the 13 professional teams Eto'o has represented during his memorable playing career.

Eto’o announced his retirement via Instagram on Friday night, where he posted that he has decided to call his time career after leaving Qatar SC earlier this year. 

"The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love,” a post read on his IG account. 

Eto’o who was voted African Player of the Year four times, a joint-record he holds with Yaya Toure, netted 56 goals in 118 appearances for Cameroon. He led his country to Olympic gold at the 200 Games in Australia while starring as they won the Africa Cup of Nations the same year and two years later.


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