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Didier Drogba announces retirement from football at the age of 40

Didier Drogba announces retirement from football at the age of 40”

Chelsea legend has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season and what a career the former Blues star has had.

PSG's hopes of winning their first European crown this season went up in smoke last week when they were eliminated by reigning champions Real Madrid.

Drogba said: "I am excited to be working with Standard Chartered Bank and honoured to be chosen to support their efforts to enhance accessibility to banking services for the people of my country. But it takes time". I really enjoy playing. I am also looking forward to spending more quality time in Côte d'Ivoire and getting involved in a cause that is of high importance to the local community.

He added: "We'll have to see what is offered".

"In any case, Marseille are showing good things this year".

The striker, who turned 40 on Sunday, started out in France, impressing with Le Mans, Guingamp and then Marseille, whom he helped to the 2003-04 UEFA Cup final, before losing 2-0 to Rafa Benítez's Valencia. "As a fan, I have a lot of faith in them".

The two-time African Player of the Year victor puts an end to a career that began in 1998, at French club Le Mans but will be remembered for his iconic nine-seasons in the Premier League with Chelsea.

Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

In his nine seasons at Stamford Bridge - including a one-year return in 2014-15 - Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three EFL Cups and one Champions League, Chelsea's first.



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