Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to retire at end of season

Lawrence Kim
November 14, 2017

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has told Olympique Marseille fans he's always wanted to return.

Apart from his trophy-laden spell at Chelsea, Drogba also has Turkish Super Lig, Super Cup and Turkish Cup honours to his name with Galatasaray.

The 39-year-old is now playing for American club Phoenix Rising, who he has netted 10 goals for in 14 appearances since arriving at the turn of the year.

When speaking to RMC Sport, Drogba revealed that next season will likely be his last.

The ultimate big game player, Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League with Chelsea.

"Ah, do you want a scoop?"

Drogba struck up a strong relationship with Chelsea's Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich during his two stints at Stamford Bridge, totalling nine seasons.

After almost four months out of the game he signed for Phoenix last term and scored ten goals in 14 appearances. There comes a time when you have to stop.

Drogba spent the 2016-17 season in the MLS with Montreal Impact.

"Now, was I part of the project when I wanted to come back?"

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

"John, I wouldn't say he's underrated because everyone appreciates how good he was but I think he's underrated on the ball, how good he was".

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