Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has on Tuesday, February, 7, 2017 announced his retirement from active football after being unable to get a new club this season in the Premier League.
Cisse whose heroic performance helped Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League in 2005 has now decided to become a Disc Jockey (DJ) and also to pursue other passions including working on his clothing label.
The 35-year-old Frenchman previously quit football in October 2015 having failed to shrug off a hip injury.
But after a successful surgery, he was open to offers to join a new club but failed to find a potential club after leaving reunion Premier League side Saint-Pierroise.
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“I would have liked to continue playing but I must admit today that football is over.
“With the same passion, I will devote myself wholeheartedly to my career as DJ, producer and consultant, as well as developing my clothing brand.
“Thank you for all your support. The adventure continues, another life begins. A lion never dies,'' the former Sunderland forward explained.
He won five major club honors during his playing career including the FA Cup with Liverpool, where he scored the opening goal, a Champions League winners medal, the French cup with Auxerre and the Greek League and domestic cup with Panathinaikos.