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Didier Drogba has sadly called time on his glittering career and in honour of his playing days, we remember what a player he was.
The 40-year-old made his name in England. He rose to prominence in France, scoring goals for Guingamp then Marseille including 19 league goals the season before signing for Chelsea.
He enjoyed eight seasons at Stamford Bridge becoming a hero for his prolific goal scoring record and winning the lot.
We're talking four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the footballing holy grail in 2012.
Drogba helped Chelsea win the Champions League in 2012, scoring the equalising goal before netting the winning penalty in the shootout against Bayern Munich.
Big players were judged on big games, and he delivered.
Not only scoring on THAT night in Munich but also popping up in domestic finals and scoring against Chelsea's rivals - Arsenal's chief tormentor.
in 2004, a young man joined Chelsea. Over the years we saw him grow into a legend scoring game after game, goal after goal. The big stage never scared him.
Tonight, this player plays his last game ever in football.
His name is Didier Drogba...
Thank You for everything, King :crown: pic.twitter.com/6iXEfQjdIa
- Uber Chelsea FC :trophy: (@UberCheIseaFC) November 8, 2018
Legendary @didierdrogba has played his final game.
Football salutes you :100: pic.twitter.com/QctcHSMrJk
- B/R Football (@brfootball) November 9, 2018
The man kicking this ball is now officially done with his playing career ... and what a career it was. He gave us Chelsea fans one of the greatest nights of our lives & many more great moments.
King Drogba, we love you :blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/KCznZflZ5G
- Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 9, 2018
*THAT* night in Munich.
For one last time, Didier Drogba will step out onto a pitch as a professional footballer. :cry: pic.twitter.com/LAMd7Ndddh
- bet365 (@bet365) November 8, 2018
thank you didier drogba :raised_hands::goat: pic.twitter.com/lLmeVIcT8j
- Anthony Rizzo (@RizzoReport) November 9, 2018
He ended his professional career in the States with Phoenix Rising and in his final game he proved he's a class act.
What a player. Enjoy retirement, Didier.
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