Samuel Eto'o announces his retirement from football

Samuel Eto
# 07 September 2019 11:50 (UTC +04:00)

Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from football, APA reports citing GiveMeSport.

The four-time African Player of the Year called time on his incredible 22-year career on Instagram.

Eto’o posted an image of himself in the dark with the following statement: "The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love."

The striker spent his youth career at Kadji Sports Academy in his native Cameroon.

He joined Real Madrid, where he was loaned to Leganes, Espanyol and Mallorca.

He signed permanently for the latter, where he finished with 70 goals in 165 appearances for the La Liga side.

He played in Russia for Anzhi Makhachkala, England with Chelsea and Everton, Italy with Sampdoria, Turkey with Antalyaspor and Konyaspor and finally Qatar with Qatar SC.

All the while, he continued doing what he does best - scoring goals.

Eto’o finished his career with 370 goals in 759 matches in six different counties.