Chelsea’s Champions League legend announces impending retirement

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Chelsea hero Didier Drogba as announced that he will be retiring from football at the end of the season, according to reports in today’s Mirror.

The forward had great success in two spells at Stamford Bridge, and famously scored the equaliser in the Champions League final in 2012 that Chelsea went on to him.

The Ivorian is currently playing for Phoenix Rising in America’s USL and continues to score stupendous goals at that level, but he was clearly decided that with his 40th birthday approaching, enough is enough.

In 381 appearances for Chelsea over two spells, the former Marseille man scored more than 164 goal, with 9 of those coming in cup final games.

This lead to him ending up with quite the trophy haul: that Champions League, four FA cups, three League Cups andΒ four Premier Leagues.

He is also well known for his work off the field with various charities and foundations. He will forever be a hugely well loved figure at Stamford Bridge.