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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of next season.

Drogba appeared to be immune from age. At 34-years-old the Ivorian lead Chelsea to success in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

After a two-year absence, Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge to reunite with former boss Jose Mourinho and help the Blues win the Premier League title.

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Chelsea’s Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

However, Drogba turns 40 in March, and it appears as though he will soon be (finally) hanging up his boots.

When speaking to RMC Sport, Drogba revealed that next season will likely be his last. Quotes translated into English by the Daily Mail:

“Ah, do you want a scoop? I think next year will be my last season. At some point you have to stop. I need to have time for my other projects.”

End of an era

Drogba will go down as one of the best strikers of his generation, and one of the most powerful, explosive and deadly to ever grace the Premier League.

All good things have to come to an end at some point in time, and Drogba will bow out having left his imprint on the beautiful game. Thanks for everything, Didier!

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Chelsea fans honour club legend Didier Drogba with a banner at Stamford Bridge.

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