07.09.2019 Football News

Anthony Baffoe Hails Legendary Samuel Eto'o After Hanging His Boots

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Anthony Baffoe Hails Legendary Samuel Eto'o After Hanging His Boots
LISTEN SEP 7, 2019

Anthony Baffoe, a former Ghana international has paid tribute Samuel Eto’o who hanged his boots on Saturday.

The legendary striker and a four-time African best player announced his retirement on Instagram with a post “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love."

After his announcement messages have been pouring out from the footballing world as they sent him heartwarming messages after his incredible 22-year career where he won the Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, FIFA Club World Cup and many others.

The CAF General-Secretary wrote on twitter and he said, “setoo9 I take a bow 🙇 for your wonderful career-world class player -welcome to life after football Mr Samuel Eto’o Fils🙏🏿✊🏿

Eto’o had an incredible 22-year career where he played for some top teams in Europe such as Barcelona and Inter Milan.

He won a lot of laurels in his incredible journey.
Here’s a total list of all of Eto'o's trophies and records won, both with his club and individually:


  • 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

Inter Milan

  • 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

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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