Didier Drogba suggests he isn't retiring from football with brilliant Instagram post

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Didier Drogba will bow out of football with a rather brilliant resume.

The Ivorian scored 367 goals in 679 matches and won 104 caps for his country.

And there were plenty of trophies along the way.

Drogba had hinted that his appearance for Phoenix Rising, the team he part owns, in their United Soccer League Cup final match against Louisville City FC would be the last of his career.

"I joke with people that they need to give me the cup, so I can retire in peace,” he said in October. “And that if I don't get it, I'll come back.

“But the truth is, this is my last season."

Unfortunately for the former Chelsea striker, he didn’t go out with another trophy; Phoenix Rising lost the final 1-0.

Drogba's retirement twist?

All signs seemed to suggest that Drogba would now enter retirement. Fellow Phoenix Rising owner Berke Bakay wrote on Twitter: “You have laid the foundation of something really special that we are all going to enjoy for many years to come.”

But the 40-year-old has left everyone slightly confused by suggesting that he isn’t hanging up his boots just yet.

Drogba posted a clip on social media of Leonardo DiCaprio’s famous scene from 2013 film The Wall of Wall Street, in which his character declares: “I’m not f***ing leaving!”

Drogba added the caption: “Retirement🤷🏾‍♂️???”

Well, nobody’s complaining about one more season of Drogba.

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The striker has enjoyed a remarkable career, which began in France but really kicked off with Chelsea.

The Blues signed him from Marseille in 2004 and he would go on to become one of the most potent forwards in England.

He netted 157 goals in 341 appearances during his first spell at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League three times as well as the Champions League.

Spells at Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising followed, with Drogba returning to Chelsea for the 2014-15 season.

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