We’ve been overwhelmed with a portion of the best players of our age calling time on their vocations and reporting their retirement generally. Francesco Totti, Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm, Andrea Pirlo and Xavi to give some examples.

Also, soon Didier Drogba joins the regarded list. The Ivorian has affirmed that he will hang up his boots for good after the following season with Phoenix Rising, the club he is additionally part-proprietor of.

Drogba joined second-level Phoenix in 2017, in the wake of leaving Montreal Impact following the finish of the 2016 MLS season.

Didier Drogba has announced his retirement

He demonstrated that despite everything he had that normal executioner sense before objective by mesh socring 10  goals in 14 appearances before Rising were thumped out of the play-offs by Swope Park Rangers.

In spite of the fact that he believes he’s still got more to offer in the diversion, the Chelsea legend recognizes that the following effort will be his last as an expert.

Addressing RMC Sport, as cited by ESPN, the 39-year old stated:

“I think next year will be my last season. There comes a time when you have to stop. I need time for my other projects. It’s good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit.”

Didier Drogba has turned out for an aggregate of eight clubs in a finished vocation at the best, with his finest work coming in two spells with Chelsea. A club record £24 million marking from Marseille in 2004, he went ahead to score a sum of 164 objectives for the Blues – 157 coming in his initial stretch, before he indented seven in his arrival to Stamford Bridge in 2014.