Friday, 9 November 2018

Didier Drogba retires after defeat in the US league match finale

Former Chelsea striker and Côte d'Ivoire captain Didier Drogba to retire from the game in late November when his contract with the American Phoenix Rising team expires.

The ivorian citizen, who partially owns the team, announced in 2018 that he would retire at the end of the season in the United Soccer League Cup final in Louisville, Kentucky.

Phoenix Rising lost 1-0 to Louisville City FC at Lynn Stadium on Thursday night, making Drogba lost any hope of being beaten by another trophy.

Fans of the American club have turned to Twitter to say goodbye to this 40-year-old man, who is very much loved.

One of the co-owners of the club, Berke Bakay, addressed Twitter to thank Drogba for his "extraordinary contribution to the magnificent sport".

Drogba is known for his brilliant career and his significant humanitarian work. His achievements over the last 20 years include four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, one UEFA Champions League victory, two Golden Boots in the Premier League, two-time African player of the year, Super Turkish Lig and Turk, among others.

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