Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has finally ended his professional football career with a defeat after his club Phoenix Rising fell to Louisville City in the final game of the USL Cup.
According to a Sky Sport report, Drogba, who is a part owner of Rising could not save the second division side from a lone goal defeat after Louisville’s Luke Spencer scored in the second stanza.
The Ivorian legend, who claimed various trophies while at the top of his career, including the leveler and the winning spot-kick in Chelsea’s 2012 Uefa Champions League win, had to bow out from the round leather game without a final silverware.
At the last count, Drogba claimed four Premier League titles, four English FA Cups, and one Turkish Super Lig silverware.
The 40-year-old Drogba who earlier revealed plans to call it quits with professional football in March, a career that after has seen ply his trade with the likes of Le Mans, Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray and the Montreal Impact.
Meanwhile, Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba believes playing in the MLS is tougher than in the Premier League because of the travel demands.
The 37-year-old scored 104 goals in his two stints at Chelsea but left Stamford Bridge in the summer to join Montreal Impact.