Eto’o has signed a one-year contract.
The Cameroonian joins the Super Eagles duo of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses at the London Club.
The Blues on Thursday afternoon confirmed that the Cameroonian has signed a one-year contract and also added that they were delighted with the signing of the erstwhile Anzhi Makhachkala captain.
The 32-year-old, said after finishing his contract signing formalities, that he was pleased with the move.
“I am very happy to be here but also anxious because I want to get playing as soon as possible.
“It wasn’t a hard decision. I saw the qualities Chelsea have, and I was very happy with Jose Mourinho before, so when the opportunity came, I was very happy to take it,” Eto’o told Chelsea’s official website.
A prolific striker who has scored goals at the highest level throughout his career, Eto’o has enjoyed success not just in club football but is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Africa Cup of Nations, and as well as tasting success at both the 2000 and 2002 tournaments, he was part of the Cameroon team which won gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
He also captained Cameroon at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and scored in matches against Denmark and the Netherlands, although his goals were unable to prevent them from suffering elimination at the group stage.
Eto’o also won the UEFA Champions League with Barcelona and Inter Milan.