Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o retires at 38

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The wonderful, well-traveled career of Samuel Eto'o ends in Qatar.

Eto’o, 38, has announced his retirement after 878 appearances and 426 goals for club and country.

The three-time Champions League winner — two with Barcelona, one with Inter Milan — leaves the game with two Africa Cup of Nations crowns with Cameroon as well as an Olympic gold medal.

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Eto’o was a four-time African Player of the Year, and also finished third in FIFA World Player of the Year voting behind Ronaldinho and Frank Lampard in 2005. He was only the second African player to finish in the Top 3 (George Weah).

A legend of the game, especially on his continent, Eto’o has so many superlatives from a career that included two Premier League stints (Chelsea, Everton).

He scored a remarkable 30 league goals in 36 matches during his last season at Barca, which finished with 130 goals in 199 appearances.

At Inter Milan, he posted a 37-goal season in 2010-11 which included eight goals in 10 Champions League matches.

Eto’o played for Leganes, Real Madrid, Espanyol, Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea, Everton, Sampdoria, Antalyaspor, Konyaspor, ad Qatar SC.

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