Messi Sends Samuel Eto’o Funny Retirement Message

After over 20 years of successful football, one of Africa’s greatest players, Samuel Eto’o announced his retirement from the beautiful game on Saturday, 7 September 2019.

The Cameroonian is one of the best strikers Africa has ever produced – having played for 11 teams and winning 18 club and national team trophies. He retires still holding the record for most goals scored in the African Cup of Nations.

Despite playing for giants such as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Everton and Inter Milan; his best remembered in-form memories are his time at Barcelona, where he helped the Catalan club to win three La Liga and two Champions League titles.

The collaboration between Eto’o, Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi at Barcelona was unstoppable. Hearing of Eto’o’s retirement news, Messi took to Instagram to bid farewell to his old teammate with a funny, yet praising message.

He said: “Have you decided to stop, Samu? I thought you would reach 40 at least … All the luck in the world in what you want to do from now on, genius”.

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