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Didier Drogba to retire from playing football

Didier Drogba to retire from playing football

The 39-year-old - who scored some 164 goals over two spells with the Blues and helped them win the 2012 Champions League final - is now playing for American club Phoenix Rising in the second-tier United Soccer League, where he is a co-owner.

After an illustrious career in the game, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed that next season will be his last.

The Ivorian remains one of Africa's greatest ever footballers, and will be best remembered for his two spells at Stamford Bridge where he scored 164 goals in 381 appearances. At some point, we must stop, "said the former captain of Elephants on RMC".

The four-time Premier League champion scored nine goals in his first season with Phoenix Rising as they finished fifth in the Western Conference.

"But most players have not been further than a quarter or semi-final in the Champions League for a while".

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"I need time for my other projects".

"I think next year will be my last season", he admitted.

"It's good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit", he added.

The 2012 Champions League victor scored 10 goals in 14 regular season games to help his franchise into the USL playoffs, where they lost to eventual championship runners-up Swope Park Rangers.


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