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Former Chelsea striker Drogba announces retirement at 40

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By ITN News Editor November 22, 2018 14:30

Former Chelsea striker Drogba announces retirement at 40

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement, calling time on a 20-year career in which the bullish centre forward won four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League. Ivorian Drogba, who had been playing in the United States for Phoenix Rising, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games having spearheaded the west London club’s revival under owner Roman Abramovich. Drogba, 40, began his career at French side Le Mans in 1998, but did not play top-tier football until he was 23 when he was signed by Guingamp in 2002.He moved to Olympique de Marseille in 2003 and a year later was signed by Chelsea where he became the attacking focal point of the team under Jose Mourinho and helped the club win their first top flight English title in 50 years.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 22, 2018 14:30
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