Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the best moments the Ivory Coast striker enjoyed during his career, which included helping Chelsea win the Premier League four times and the Champions League in 2012, as well as four FA Cup triumphs and three League Cup victories.
2012 Champions League final: Bayern Munich 1 Chelsea 1 (Chelsea win 4-3 on penalties)
Drogba's 88th-minute header took the final into extra-time and, fittingly, it was the Ivorian who struck the winning penalty in the shoot-out.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 22, 2018
2007 Carling Cup final: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2
Drogba scored both goals, including the winner six minutes from time, as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal.
2007 FA Cup final: Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0
Drogba scored the winner with just four minutes of extra-time remaining after playing a one-two with Frank Lampard.
2010 FA Cup final: Chelsea 1 Portsmouth 0
Drogba's 59th-minute free-kick clinched Chelsea their first league and cup double.
2012 FA Cup final: Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1
Drogba became the first player to score in four FA Cup finals as Chelsea lifted the trophy for a fourth time in six years.