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    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Ex-Chelsea Striker, Demba Ba, 36, Retires from Football

    Ex-Chelsea and Newcastle striker, Demba Ba, has quit playing aged 36, just three months after joining Swiss side Lugano.

    The 36-year-old brought an end to his 16-year football career on Monday after he left Swiss club Lugano in August

    The Senegal star netted one of the Premier League’s most iconic goals, punishing a Steven Gerrard slip as Liverpool blew the title in 2013-14.

    With Demba Ba announcing his retirement from football it’s only fair we post his most iconic goal.

    Announcing his retirement, Ba posted to say “his heart is filled with gratefulness” following a 16-year career at the top.

    But that was the last emotion Gerro and Co felt seven years ago when the Reds lost 2-0 at Anfield to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side.

    Mourinho’s tactical grip frustrated Liverpool on the break, never more so than when Gerrard lost possession on halfway and Ba strode clear to slot the Blues in front.

    The England midfielder’s despair as his last big chance of finally winning the Prem faded was clear on TV screens across the country, Manchester City snatching the crown by two points the following month.

    If it was Gerrard’s most notorious moment of failure, it was Ba’s most famous moment of success.

    And looking back on his overall achievements, Ba posted on Twitter: “It is with a heart filled with gratefulness that I announce the end of my playing career.

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