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African Great Samuel Eto'o Retires - 'The End, Towards A New Challenge!'

Samuel Eto'o helped Jose Mourinho's team win the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first season in Italy before moving to Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala

African Great Samuel Eto'o Retires - 'The End, Towards A New Challenge!'
With Cameroon he won two Africa Cup of Nations as well as Olympic gold in 2000. | Courtesy: Instagram
African Great Samuel Eto'o Retires - 'The End, Towards A New Challenge!'
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2019-09-07T20:40:38+05:30

Cameroon's four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o announced his retirement on Saturday at the age of 38. (More Football News)

Eto'o – a three-time Champions League winner among other honours – last played for Qatari outfit Qatar SC in 2018-19.

And the 38-year-old ex-Cameroon striker appears set for life after football following Friday's Instagram post.

"THE END, TOWARDS A NEW CHALLENGE," Eto'o wrote. "Thank you all big love... adrenaline."

Eto'o enjoyed a trophy-laden career after emerging from Real Madrid's youth team in 1997 – making three appearances for the Spanish giants.

He won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and again during his time at Inter, where Eto'o was part of the club's 2009-10 treble-winning side.

In total, Eto'o celebrated 15 club titles – including three LaLiga trophies – following spells with Mallorca, Barca, Inter, Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea, Everton, Sampdoria, Antalyaspor, Konyaspor and Qatar SC.

Eto'o earned 118 caps for Cameroon as he became the country's all-time leading scorer with 56 goals, while winning two African Cup of Nations titles and gold at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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