After a trophy-laden 22-year playing career, former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has decided to hang up his boots.
The 38-year-old is best remembered for his glittering spell at the Nou Camp, helping the Spanish giants to win three La Liga titles and two Champions League triumphs.
After five years at Barca, he joined Inter Milan in 2009 where he won the coveted European crown for a third time – this time under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
But in a short Instagram message on Friday night, the Cameroon legend announced that he has decided to call time on his career after leaving Qatar SC earlier this year.
He wrote: “The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”
Not only did the striker enjoy a memorable club career, but he also starred for his country and is strongly regarded as one of the greatest African players of all-time.
After earning his first cap for Cameroon one day before his 16th birthday, he went on to score 56 goals in 118 appearances for his nation.
He helped his country win Olympic gold at the 2000 Games in Australia, while also starring as they won the Africa Cup of Nations the same year and two years later.
Eto’o was voted African Player of the Year four times, a joint-record he holds with former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.