Chelsea and Ivory coast legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement as player.
The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances in two spells at Stamford Bridge, helping them win the Premier League four times and the Champions League in 2012.
He spent the last 18 months of his career with US side Phoenix Rising, the club he co-owns.
The veteran forward had been expected to hang up his boots following the United Soccer League Cup final defeat by Louisville City earlier this month.
“When I think of the last 20 years of my professional career, looking at this picture can’t make me more proud of what I’ve achieved as a player but most importantly how this journey has shaped me as a man,” Drogba wrote.
“If anyone tells you your dreams are too big, just say thank you and work harder and smarter to turn them into reality. #alwaysbelieve
“I wanna thank all the players, managers, teams and fans that I have met and made this journey one of a kind!!!
“Also a huuuuge thank you and love to my family, my personal team for supporting me all my career during the ups and downs no matter what.
“Looking forward to the next chapter and hoping God will bless me as much as he did for my football career.”
He also won four FA Cups and three League Cup victories during his time in west London.