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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Still got it: Chelsea great Didier Drogba scores 40-yard stunner for Phoenix Rising

Ivorian striker proves he's still got plenty of power in his 39-year-old legs with a spectacular goal in the United Soccer League.

Didier Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa Champions League during two spells at Chelsea. Faccundo Arrizabalaga / EPA
Didier Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa Champions League during two spells at Chelsea. Faccundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

On Sunday evening, Chelsea fans would have been somewhat deflated after the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

Granted, the game is little more than a glamour friendly but no one wants to lose at Wembley, particularly against rivals.

How Chelsea could have done with a peak Didier Drogba leading the line. The Ivorian striker was the scourge of Arsenal throughout much of his glittering time at Stamford Bridge. If only he was still capable of scoring spectacular goals ...

Although that is exactly what Drogba was doing this weekend. At the age of 39, and turning out for Phoenix Rising in the second tier United Soccer League, Drogba proved that there's still plenty of power in those legs with this stunning 40-yard free-kick.

Didier Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa Champions League during two spells at Chelsea.

Perhaps it's too late for a third stint at Chelsea for Drogba, but as the saying goes - class is permanent.

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