Samuel Eto’o announces retirement from football

19 July 2019, Egypt, Cairo: Cameroonian retired footballer Samuel Eto'o holds the Africa Cup of Nations trophy prior to the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium. Photo: Oliver Weiken/dpa (Photo by Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

The Cameroon forward, who made his debut in 1997, scored more than 350 goals across his club career, winning the Champions League twice with Barcelona and once with Inter.

Eto’o, also named African Player of the Year four times, posted the news on his official Instagram, saying: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”