Drogba won the Champions League with Chelsea. Source: Brila

Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has retired from football at the age of 40 after Phoenix Rising’s 1-0 defeat against Louisville City in the USL Cup final on Thursday.

Drogba was instrumental to his team’s qualification for the final of the competition but could do nothing as they failed to lift the trophy.

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He scored 10 goals in 14 games in his debut season in USA’s second tier before scoring five goals in nine regular-season games this term.

The 40-year-old won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Premier League Golden Boots and the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea.

He also won the African Player of the Year awards on two occasions.