• Chelsea legend Didier Drogba announces international retirement

    by  • August 9, 2014 • Football

    Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from his international career with the Ivory Coast after playing for 12 years for his nation.

    He confirmed the news on Twitter:

    The talismanic forward, who played in three World Cups, was capped 104 times for the Elephants. He is the highest ever goal scorer with 65 goals for the Africans.

    The 36-year-old, who recently signed a one-year deal with Chelsea as a free agent following his departure from Turkish club Galatasaray at the end of last season.

    Drogba was voted Ivory Coast Player of the year in 2006, 2007, and 2012, also he won the African Footballer of the year award in two occasions – 2006 and 2009.