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​Ex-Newcastle, Chelsea striker Demba Ba announces retirement

Former Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham striker Demba Ba is retiring from football.

The ex-Senegalese international was in the Premier League for several seasons, winning the Europa League with Chelsea in 2013.

He also claimed glory in Turkey, winning the domestic title with Besiktas and Istanbul Basaksehir in 2016-2017 and 2019-2020 respectively.

"What a wonderful journey it has been," Ba wrote on Twitter.

"Football has given me so many beautiful emotions."

Ba came to England in January 2011 to West Ham from Hoffenheim, before transferring to Newcastle United the following summer.

He netted 29 goals in 57 games for the Magpies, earning a move to Chelsea in January 2013.


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