The former Chelsea star is now playing for United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising FC, who he also co-owns.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has suggested that he is likely to call time on his illustrious playing career in just 12 months' time when the 2018 United Soccer League season concludes next November.
Speaking to RMC, the Drogba commented, "I think next year will be my last season".
Drogba believes he has another season left in him, but after making his professional debut at Le Mans in 1998, the ex-Ivory Coast global, who will turn 40 in March, acknowledged it will be his last.
He added, "At some point you have to stop".
Drogba only signed for Phoenix in April and has scored 10 times in 14 appearances, bringing his career total to 296 goals in 677 appearances. I need to have time for my other projects.
The Ivorian remains one of Africa's greatest ever footballers, and will be best remembered for his two spells at Stamford Bridge where he scored 164 goals in 381 appearances.
"But most players have not been further than a quarter or semi-final in the Champions League for a while".
The USL season typically begins in March of each year. "Playing is good, but at 39, it slows me down a bit".
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