Samuel Eto’o was hailed by Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter and Everton on social media after he signalled his intention to end his playing career.
Tributes to Samuel Eto’o have flooded in after the four-time African Player of the Year called time on his glittering playing career.
Eto’o signalled his intention to retire from the game in an Instagram post on Friday, in which he said: “THE END, TOWARDS A NEW CHALLENGE.”
The 38-year-old, who played for the likes of Real Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea, enjoyed a trophy-laden 22 years in the game.
His many achievements included back-to-back trebles with Barca and Inter between in 2009 and 2010. After helping Barcelona win LaLiga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, he joined Inter and starred in Jose Mourinho’s team as they lifted the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.
He also won the Champions League with Barca in 2006 and was part of the Cameroon side that won the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations.
— Marco Materazzi (@iomatrix23) September 7, 2019
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 7, 2019
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 7, 2019
Goodbye @setoo9 , thank you for all those memories we’ll never forget!
Football will miss you!
— Inter (@Inter_en) September 7, 2019
— Everton (@Everton) September 7, 2019
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 7, 2019