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Chelsea Balls: Didier Drogba Retires With His Scalps

by | 19th, November 2014

YOU can only describe Didier Drogba’s career as a rollercoaster. He’s been sulky, wayward, stopped a civil war, been brilliant and of course, scored loads of ace goals. He’s also had rather suspect hair since forever, but we’ll let him off.

And now, Didier has dropped a hint that this season could be his last.

At 36, Drogba returned to Chelsea on a one-year deal after leaving Turkish club Galatasaray. Teaming up at the club where he had the greatest success with one of the managers who got the best out of him? It’s a dream way to close the book on your playing days, especially given that it looks like he’ll walk away with a league winner’s medal.

The Ivorian has bagged 160 goals for the club and grabbed himself 10 major trophies to boot.

He said: “This year, the key for me is to enjoy my football and to be with my team-mates and to win trophies. There is one more year to go so let’s do it, let’s win more trophies, let’s make history again.”

“This relationship between me and the fans goes both ways, the way they show their support and the way they love me. If there is some way I love them even more because of all we achieved together, all the history.”

“I have always said my first eight years here were the best years of my career. I know they enjoyed it because I did. I’m far from all the players who made history here but I’m also next to them.”

He’s talking like a man who is drinking it all in before he hangs his boots up (seriously though, who hangs up footwear? Or do you find out when you retire?), so with that, let us look at some of Didier Drogba’s best, and most notorious moments!

 

Drogba v Liverpool

The Double D is well known for smacking goals in from all over the place, and this one against Liverpool is one of the most Didier Drogba goals you’ll ever see!

 

 

Drogba versus Mad Jens

Didier has been erratic on his day, so we should all be very thankful that he played at the same time as Mad Jens Lehmann. When the two came together, English football was granted one of the best panto moments ever. They both hammed it up, everyone laughed and had a good time apart from the killjoys of course.

 

Drogba v Everton

Drogba scored an absolute screamer against Everton, in a move that no-one else ever really manages. Drogba brings the ball down and, seeing

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