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Drogba bids farewell with defeat in USL Cup final

IANS  |  Madrid 

Ivory Coast's legendary striker on Friday put an end to his long and storied career after playing in North America's second-tier final, in which his side, Rising, fell 0-1 to City.

Drogba announced in March after turning 40 that this season would be his last, reports

Although Drogba led Rising to the final, he failed to lift the trophy, as City forward netted the winning goal in the 62nd minute.

Drogba, born in in 1978, was one of the most successful players in the English Premier League, where he played his best years between 2004-12 at Chelsea.

With the Blues he won four titles, four FA Cups, two FA Community Shield trophies and one title.

Drogba then went on to to join Shanghai Shenhua in the 2012-13 season, and one year later he joined Turkey's Galatasaray, where he won one title of the Super Lig, one Turkish Cup and a

The Ivorian star also had a great international career with 105 matches, appearing for his national team in the World Cups of 2006, 2010 and 2014, in addition to participating in five Africa Cup of Nations, where the was a runner-up in 2006 and 2012.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:50 IST