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
- 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