The former Liverpool spearhead, Djibril Cisse finally brought down the curtain on a sixteen year long career that began in Auxerre in 1998. The Frenchman was in tears after his manager from Auxerre paid him a tribute in the form of a few kind words.

Djibril Cisse, who played for twelve clubs in his career, has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34. Letting go of playing is never easy for any player, and Ciss too, broke down in tears after his manager from his first club Auxerre paid him his final commiserations.

Djibril Ciss left Bastia last season after failing to register a league goal in more than a year, admitting that his body had given up.

“The body says stop, now ita s over,a Ciss told Canal+ . . a I cana t practise high-level football.a

The most successful period of his career was with Liverpool, where he won the Champions League and the FA cup, scoring 24 goals in five seasons.

Could never cut it as a world-class striker

At his best, Ciss had the ability to wreck havoc for defenders, with his great ball control and finishing. However, largely due to injuries, the Frenchman could never really find the consistency that would establish him as a world class international striker.