The End for Samuel Eto’o.
Written by Jeremiah Ngwa on 7 September 2019
The African Nations Cup all time top scorer has finally put an end to his incredible 22 years football career. Samuel Eto’o surprised every one yesterday when he posted an image of him in a dark room looking behind and clapping with the caption ” THE END, VERS UN NOUVEAU DEFI…”
Samuel Eto’o’s career was not an easy one but one of the most beautiful motivational stories.
The boy from Newbell Douala started in the Kadji Sport Academy then moved to Real Madrid, his first European club. He was loaned to leganes, Espanyol and Mallorca where he signed a permanent deal.
He scored 70 goals in 165 appearances for the La Liga side before he joined FC Barcelona for €24 Millions. Samuel scored 130 goals for the club in 199 appearances. He won many trophies for the club including two champions league scoring in the two finals.
In 2009, he was involve in the greatest swap deal in the history of football. He joined Inter Milan while Ibramovic joined FC Barcelona. Two year with the Italian club, Eto’o won everything including a third champions league under Jose Mourinho.
He moved to Russian Club Anzhi Makhachkala then to English clubs Chelsea and Everton. He went back to Italy to join Sampdoria. Turkish clubs Antalyaspor and Konyaspor and finally Qatar’s Qatar SC were his last clubs.
The striker finished his career with an overall total of 370 goals in 759 games making his the highest goal scorer in Cameroon’s football history.
Below is Samuel Eto’o’s achievement
- Copa del Rey: 2002–03
- La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09
- Copa del Rey: 2008–09
- Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006
- UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09
- Serie A: 2009–10
- Coppa Italia: 2009–10, 2010–11
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2010
- UEFA Champions League: 2009–10
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2010
- African Cup of Nations: 2000, 2002
- Olympic Gold Medal: 2000
- Young African Player of the Year: 2000
- African Player of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
- ESM Team of the Year: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
- FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze Award: 2005
- FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2005, 2006
- CAF Team of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- Pichichi Trophy: 2005–06
- UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2005–06
- African Cup of Nations top goalscorer: 2006, 2008
- UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2006
- FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2010
- Coppa Italia top goalscorer: 2010–11
- Russian Premier League MVP Award: 2012–13
- Golden Foot: 2015
- Globe Soccer Player Career Award: 2016
- African Cup of Nations all-time top goalscorer
- RCD Mallorca all-time top goalscorer
- Cameroon all-time top goalscorer