Didier Drogba Confirms He Will Retire At The End Of The Season

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

And it won't be long before Didier Drogba joins the esteemed list.

The Ivory Coast superstar - who now plays for USL side Phoenix Rising - announced his decision to RMC Sport today, saying: "Ah, do you want a scoop?"

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.

"I think next year will be my last season", he admitted.

Drogba made the revelation in a chat with RMC Sport, saying that he's got to the stage where he needs more time for other projects.

He added, "At some point you have to stop".

"I need time for my other projects". Much like David Beckham is attempting in Miami.

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

He made 381 appearances for the London side and scored 164 goals in all competitions, with majority coming in key fixtures. "It's good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit".

He's netted 10 times in 14 league games for the club.

The USL season typically begins in March of each year.

Since leaving Chelsea, Drogba has been followed by the likes of Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata, but the Ivorian's big game match winning ability will ensure his legacy lives on at Stamford Bridge.

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