Ivorian Legend Didier Drogba Announces Retirement From Football

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Legendary Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba has finally brought his close to two-decade career to a close.

The 40-year-old has announced his retirement from football after playing his last game for current club Phoenix Rising.

Drogba made his name in two spells at Chelsea where he scored 164 goals in 381 games, winning four Premier League titles and a Champions League crown.

Drogba also played for Marseille, Galatasaray and Shanghai Shenhua in China during his stellar career.

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He also captained the Ivorian national team, leading them to three World Cup finals and winning African player of the Year twice. He was capped 105 times for his country, scoring 65 goals.

Drogba currently co-owns the North American Soccer League team Phoenix Rising, which is currently the club he also plays for before announcing his retirement.

“After 20 years, I have decided to put an end to my playing career,” he told the BBC World Service.

“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.”

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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