Barcelona & Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from football aged 38.
‘THE END’, writes Eto’o on Instagram.
‘Now I’m towards a new challenge. Thank you all!”
Eto’o, who had previously played in Spain, Russia and Italy, enjoyed much of his club success at Barcelona, where he played from 2004 to 2009.
His trophies there included three La Liga crowns, alongside former Brazil forward Ronaldinho, and two Champions League titles.
He also won the Champions League, under Jose Mourinho, at Inter Milan in 2010, and has an Olympic gold medal, which he won with Cameroon in 2000.
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.
Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer with 54-goals, won back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations titles with his country at the 2000 and 2002 editions.