'The definition of a big game player – Twitter pays tribute to Didier Drogba on retirement

The two-time African Footballer of the Year hung his boots after Phoenix Rising’s USL Cup final loss on Friday

Social media has been awash with tribute to former Chelsea and Galatasaray talisman Didier Drogba who retired from football on Friday.

The ex-Marseille star capped his football career in defeat as Phoenix Rising bowed to Louisville City in the United Soccer League Cup final.

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The 40-year-old who was named the African Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009 scored 367 goals in 679 club games and 65 goals in 104 international outings with Cote d’Ivoie.

During his illustrious career, Drogba won four English Premier League titles, four FA Cups. three League Cups, one Turkish Super Lig title, one Turkish Super Cup among others.