Champions League winner Drogba leaving Chelsea
LONDON (AP) — Didier Drogba's Champions League-winning penalty kick was his last contribution to Chelsea, with the striker announcing on Tuesday he was leaving the club after eight years.
The 34-year-old Ivory Coast international clinched Chelsea's first European title with the final kick in a shootout against Bayern Munich on Saturday after producing the equalizer that forced the final into extra time.
The goals took the talisman's tally to 157 in 341 appearances for Chelsea before deciding to find a new club as his playing career enters its closing stages.
The two-time African Player of the Year has been widely linked with a move to China, where former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka went in January to join Shanghai Shenhua, which he now coaches.