Phoenix: Didier Drogba announces the date of his retirement

the 39 year old Didier Drogba is planning on stoping his football career in 2018. Drogba is a player but also the co-owner of Phoenix, a club playing in the USL, the 2nd American Division.

“I think next year will be my last season. At some point, we must stop, “said the former captain of Elephants on RMC.

“I need to have time for my other projects. Playing is good, but at 39, it slows me down a bit, “said Drogba, who hopes to join a Major League Soccer franchise by 2020 as a manager or coach.

During his rich career, Drogba has played in Le Mans, Guingamp, Marseille, Chelsea, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, the Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising.