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Samuel Eto’s 22 years illustrious career in numbers, reactions

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By Emmanuel Okogba

Samuel Eto’s retirement brings to an end an illustrious career that started a little over two decades ago. The four-time Champions League winner who cited his need for rest as the reason for hanging his boots put an end to his involvement in on-field activities on Saturday and here Vanguard takes a look at the career of one of Africa’s great in numbers.

Samuel Eto
Samuel Eto

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1 —  Olympic Gold Medal
Serie A
Italian Super Cup
FIFA Club World Cup

2 —  Africa Cup of Nations
Italian Cup
Spanish Super Cup
Copa del Rey

3 —   La Liga

4 —   Champions League
African Footballer of the Year
Top Scorer

718 club appearances
359 club goals
116 assists
94 yellow card
1 second yellow card
3 red cards
118 international appearances
56 international goals
57,679 club minutes played

Meanwhile, most of the clubs the striker plied his trade with have reacted to the announcement. See some reactions below…



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