Didier Drogba Confirms He Will Retire At The End Of The Season

Didier Drogba

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced that he intends to retire from football at the end of the season.

At 34-years-old the Ivorian lead Chelsea to success in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

Phoenix Rising played their last game in the USL play-offs this year in October, so there is still some time for Drogba to bang home a few more goals.

The 39-year-old Chelsea legend is now playing for Phoenix Rising in America's USL, where he also owns a stake in the club.

Drogba has turned out for a total of eight clubs in a decorated career at the top, with his finest work coming in two spells with Chelsea.

Lampard, Terry and Drogba enjoyed a trophy-laden career at Stamford Bridge and led the side to their first Uefa Champions League triumph in 2012.

Drogba said: "Ah, do you want a scoop?"

It was Drogba's last game for the club (until he returned two years later) and he marked the occasion with a brilliant equaliser five minutes later, heading in from a Juan Mata corner. "There comes a time when you have to stop", Drogba told RMC.

"I need time for my other projects".

Drogba joined second-tier Phoenix in 2017, after leaving Montreal Impact following the conclusion of the 2016 MLS season. "It's good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit".

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