Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o retires

Top Five Most Memorable Moments Of Samuel Eto'O's Football Career

Top Five Most Memorable Moments Of Samuel Eto'O's Football Career

The former Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid striker takes a majestic bow from the game after 22 illustrious years on the soccer pitch.

After spending his youth at the Kadje Sports Academy in Cameroon, Eto'o was signed by Real Madrid as a youngster but only made three league appearances for the club's first team.

He moved to Serie A with Inter in 2009 and after a brief spell in Russian Federation with Anzhi Makhachkala, the forward joined Chelsea in 2013 before making another move, this time to Everton after a year.

The former Cameroon global had loan stints with Leganes and Espanyol until he moved permanently to Mallorca who also initially had him on loan.

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. He also became the record holder for most LaLiga caps by an African.

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At Inter Milan, he won his third Champions League under Jose Mourinho's tutelage and also added Serie A, Supercoppa Italiana, Fifa Club World Cup, and Coppa Italia titles to his impressive haul of titles in Italy.

Eto'o then spent two years in Russian Federation with Anzhi Makhachkala before joining Chelsea in 2013. He later had short spells at Everton, Sampdoria and Antalyaspor, before moving to Konyaspor and then Qatar SC.

He represented the Cameroon national side, the indomitable Lions, in four World Cups.

With two Africa Cup of Nations titles and an Olympic gold medal to his name, Eto'o is an undisputed icon of African football and retires with 56 goals in 118 games for his country.

On the global scene, Eto'o 118 caps for Cameroon, scoring 56 goals.

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