Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from professional football.
“The end. Towards new challenges. Thank you all for your love and adrenaline,” wrote the 38-year-old on his Instagram.
The Cameroon striker has spent just one year at Chelsea in the 2013-14 season and was unlucky not to win any trophies.
However, he still had an impact, scoring 9 goals over 21 games for the Blues.
His most memorable moment in Chelsea shirt is probably his first league start of 2014, on 20 January. He then scored a Premier League hat-trick, earning the Blues a 3–1 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
His spell in Catalonia with Barcelona is considered to be the most successful part of his career. Eto’o joined Blaugrana from Mallorca back in 2004 for a fee around €24m and scored 130 goals over 199 games for them.
In 2009, he has won a treble with Barca – then moved to Inter Milan. Under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, he won it again in 2010! He is the only player to ever complete back to back trebles with two different teams.
What are your memories of Eto’o at Chelsea?