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Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, announces his retirement from football at the age of 40.

Didier Drogba

Drogba who recently played in the United States for the Phoenix Rising in which he also co-owns confirmed the end of his football career through his instagram account.

He says: “When I think of the last 20 years of my professional career, looking at this picture can’t make me more proud of what I’ve achieved as a player but most importantly how this journey has shaped me as a man.”

He continued: “If anyone tells you your dreams are too big, just say thank you and work harder and smarter to turn them into reality.”

“I wanna thank all the players, managers, teams and fans that I have met and made this journey one of a kind!!!”

He concluded: “Looking forward to the next chapter and hoping God will bless me as much as he did for my football career.”

Drogba has made several accomplishments throughout his well-decorated career. The Ivory Coast striker has previously won 4 Premiere League titles, 3 League cups, 4 FA cups, and the Champions League. He has also been named African Footballer of the Year twice.

By Chineze Onu

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