Samuel Eto’o has revealed his spell at Real Mallorca was the most enjoyable time in his career, even more than Barcelona and Inter.
The Cameroonian striker won multiple titles with both the Blaugrana and the Milanese giants – including Champions League trophies with each side – but rose to stardom with Mallorca.
The 38-year-old retired from playing earlier this year after a stellar playing career which spanned more than two decades and encompassed multiple titles.
Eto’o began his career at Real Madrid and had loan spells at Leganes and Espanyol but spent five seasons at Mallorca – where he scored 70 goals across a total of 165 appearances.
Eto’o would later play for a multiple of clubs including Chelsea, Everton and Sampdoria, and he also won the 2003 Copa del Rey title for Mallorca.
“My best time was at neither, it was actually at Real Mallorca,” Eto’o told Gazzetta dello Sport when asked if he preferred playing at Barcelona or Inter, as cited by Marca.
“If I had to choose between Inter and Barcelona…it is 50-50.
“Barcelona gave me the platform to connect with millions of African children to allow them to dream that everything was possible in your life.
“Inter also helped me build on that and it was there that I won my second treble and at a different club.
“It was suggested to me not to go to Italy (because of racism) but I did not listen when I was there.”