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Samuel Eto’o retires from football

FOX Sports Asia | Former Barcelona, Chelsea & Real Madrid forward Samuel Eto’o has announced retirement from football after a 22-year long glittering career.

The 38-year-old’s last club was Qatar Star League side Qatar SC, which he joined in the summer of 2018 from Turkey’s Konyaspor. In a career spanning 22 years, the former Cameroon international played for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter, Chelsea and Everton.

Eto’o announced his retirement through an Instagram post with the caption, “The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”

Eto’o joined Real Madrid as a youth player in 1997 and went on to spend the next three years with Los Blancos but couldn’t cement his position in the first team. He moved to RCD Mallorca and after four years at the club, Barcelona came calling where he shot to fame.

He moved to Serie A with Inter in 2009 and after a brief spell in Russia with Anzhi Makhachkala, the forward joined Chelsea in 2013 before making another move, this time to Everton after a year. A transfer to Sampdoria in 2015 was followed by a move to Turkey with Antalyaspor, where he spent three years before joining Konyaspor.

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6 comments

  1. It is about time this old hag leave the pitch for good. Shame on you for not using your bully pulpit to speak forthrightly about the Ambazonia crisis. You will not be missed.

  2. Camer believer (Colby)

    Birds have nothing to say when it comes to teeths matters.

    • Nice one there @Colby!! This Ambazozos really do need some education.

    • Big guy, I’m not an Ambazonia sympathizer. Like many Cameroonians, I wish the government had intervened soon enough to prevent this present-day carnage. Drogba was highly credited by the international body for mediating the crisis in Ivory coast between the government forces and the rebels. I thought this illiterate by the name of Eto’o Fils could have done the same instead of standing in front of national television and telling Cameroonians that he was going to vote for Paul Biya. The old guy who continues to lie about his age that he is 38 will go down in history as the most disruptive/underachieved captain the national team ever saw, a cheat, a fraud, and a self-aggrandizing buffoon.

  3. You did well, won trophies for the country, won trophies for clubs and supported fellow Cameroonians in whatever way you could. Enjoy your retirement. Don’t forget to tell you Pa at Etoudi too that after working, they go on retirement.

  4. Eto,o @ When you was playing for inter , the italian sports newspaper weekend magazine did a thoughtful in depth report on your physical stannima ,physique,techniques and attributes that contributed to you being one of their best players.It was in italian it would be nice if you brought that write up upfront and translate it into most of languages in Cameroon plus english and french and stick it on an accessible to all website about you ( with no copyright restri ).This way
    1) any Cameroonian can read it and be proud.
    2) people will finally get to understand sophisticated non materialistic human beings exist with rich linguistic heritage in Cameroon ,and within that ,the assessment pattern of how to play football is ..unique.
    Thankyou for your football academy too

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