By Bill Carey
May 22, 2012

Didier Drogba, Chelsea Didier Drogba confirmed he is leaving Chelsea in June. (Getty Images)

Striker Didier Drogba, who scored the winning goal in Saturday's Champions League final, is leaving Chelsea, the soccer star confirmed Tuesday on the team's website.

"It has been a very difficult decision for me to make and I am very proud of what we have achieved," Drogba told the site, "but the time is right for a new challenge for me."

Reports leaked out Monday that Drogba had already told his teammates he would be leaving the team when his contract ended in June.

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