Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has called time on his glittering 22-year career.
The 38-year-old, who helped the Catalan giants to three LaLiga titles and two Champions League crowns, took to Instagram on Friday to confirm the news.
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Eto’o wrote: “THE END. TOWARDS A NEW CHALLENGE …Thank you all big love, adrenaline.”
Eto’o has previously stated his desire to go into management, most recently spending a season with Doha-based outfit Qatar SC.
“I won in Europe as a player, I have to win in Europe as a coach,” he told CanalPlus.
The former Cameroon captain retires as his country’s all-time top scorer, the Africa Cup of Nations’ all-time top scorer, and a four-time African Player of the Year.
SAMUEL ETO’O IN NUMBERS
CAF Footballer of the Year: x4
UEFA Champions League Winner: x3
LaLiga Winner: x3
AFCON Winner: x2
Serie A: x1
Olympic Gold: x1
Copa del Rey: x2