Demba Ba: Former Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham striker announces retirement

Posted 3 days ago 14 Sep 2021 by Cassper

Former Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham
striker Demba Ba has retired from playing,
aged 36.

The former Senegal international won the
Europa League with Chelsea in 2013 and
twice won the Turkish title, first with
Besiktas in 2016-17 and then Istanbul
Basaksehir in 2019-20.

He was without a club after walking out on
Swiss side Lugano in August.

"What a wonderful journey it has been," Ba
posted on Twitter. "Football has given me so
many beautiful emotions."

Ba first moved to the English game in
January 2011 with West Ham from
Hoffenheim, having scored 40 goals in 103
appearances for the German club.

He scored seven goals in 13 appearances for
the Hammers before moving to Newcastle
six months later.
For Newcastle he netted 29 times in 57
games, joining Chelsea in January 2013
where he started just 23 of his 51 games
for the Blue - scoring 14 goals - as he found
himself third choice behind Samuel Eto'o
and Fernando Torres.


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