The End! Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from football

Cameroonian former footballer Samuel Eto'o holds the Africa Cup of Nations trophy prior to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo Stadium (Photo by Ahmed Awaad/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from professional football.

Eto’o, who had a glittering spell with FC Barcelona, helping them win three La Liga titles and two Champions League victory, announced he had hung his playing boots via an Instagram post.


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


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THE END😉 VERS UN NOUVEAU DÉFI… Merci à vous tous big love ❤️ adrénaline 💉💉💉💉💉💉

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The 38 year-old won two AFCON titles, including one at the expense of Nigeria. He was also voted Africa’s best player four times; winning three in a roll between 2003 and 2005.


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