Drogba: Chelsea Legend To Retire At End Of Season

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We've been flooded with some of the greatest players of our generation calling time on their careers and announcing their retirement of late.

Drogba is now with Phoenix Rising, where he is also a part-owner, and has admitted that age is finally catching up with him when asked about the retirement question this week.

Drogba's illustrious career, which has seen him win numerous individual and collective accolades since emerging from Le Mans' academy in 1998, now looks likely to be coming to an end exactly two decades on in 2018.

Since leaving Chelsea, Drogba has had brief spells with Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and is now with Rising FC.

He won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and one Champions League with the Blues.

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Drogba, who turns 40 in March, told RMC Sport: "Ah, do you want a scoop?"

It was Drogba's last game for the club (until he returned two years later) and he marked the occasion with a brilliant equaliser five minutes later, heading in from a Juan Mata corner.

Drogba further said, "At some point, you have to stop. Playing is good, but at 39, it slows me down a bit".

"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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