Drogba to call time on his playing career after 2018 USL season 

Didier Drogba has revealed he will call time on his playing career after the 2018 United Soccer League (USL) season.

The four-time Premier League champion scored nine goals in his first season with Phoenix Rising

The club finished fifth in the Western Conference.

The 39-year-old wants to concentrate on other projects now.

“I think next year will be my last season,” he told RMC.

“There comes a time when you have to stop.

“I need time for my other projects. It’s good to play, but at 39, it holds me back a bit.”

After moving to Chelsea in 2004 Drogba established himself as one of the top strikers in world football.

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