Chelsea legend Didier Drogba confirms retirement plans

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has named John Terry and Didier Drogba as his favourite teammates.

Didier Drogba with the Champions League.

As of late, Drogba appears to have shifted towards off-field projects, and he made history when joining Phoenix Rising by becoming the first-ever player-owner of a football club.

Phoenix Rising played their last game in the USL play-offs this year in October, so there is still some time for Drogba to bang home a few more goals.

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.

Speaking to RMC Sport about his future, Drogba said,"Ah, do you want a scoop?"

After almost four months out of the game he signed for Phoenix last term and scored ten goals in 14 appearances.

Drogba has turned out for a total of eight clubs in a decorated career at the top, with his finest work coming in two spells with Chelsea.

Drogba further said, "At some point, you have to stop".

"I need time for my other projects. It's good to play, but at 39 [age] holds me back a bit".

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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