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Didier Drogba Retires From Playing Football

Didier Drogba Retires From Playing Football

by | 23rd November 2018
Didier Drogba

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending “an amazing 20 years”.

 

The Ivory Coast striker, 40, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games, winning 4 Premier Leagues titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and the 2012 Champions League.

 

He also won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2006-07 and 2009-10.

 

He spent the last 18 months of his career with US side Phoenix Rising, the club he co-owns.

 

He was also named the African Footballer of the Year twice.

 

In a interview with BBC World Service he said:

 

“After 20 years, I have decided to put an end to my playing career

 

It’s the best way to end, helping some young talent to develop.

 

To give something back to the game was the best way to finish as I have learned so much in the game.”