Fifa, Uefa, Chelsea and several players have paid homage to Didier Drogba who announced his retirement from football.
Drogba brought his career to an end after a two-year stint in the United Soccer League where helped the club win the Western Conference title as a captain - and as a co-owner.
And the world football governing body including his former teammates and clubs have come together to laud the illustrious career that saw him score 367 goals in 679 games.
Two-time African Player of the Year 🏆@ChampionsLeague winner 🏆
Led 🇨🇮@FIFCI_tweet to their first @FIFAWorldCup 🏆
Enjoy your retirement, @didierdrogba! And congratulations on a fantastic career 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/MYsMnnaffw — FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) November 22, 2018
Mon frere @didierdrogba. It was a pleasure playing with you. You inspired many of us to go the extra mile and you have been a great ambassador for African Football and @chelseafc. Thank you brother and good luck in your future career. pic.twitter.com/p8UjeXH8Na — Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) November 22, 2018
What an amazing career ... Congratulations my friend and I wish you all the best for the football retirement 😁... unbelievable player and person .@didierdrogba https://t.co/7x5bVZzw9g — Petr Cech (@PetrCech) November 22, 2018