Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba finally retires from football
Ex Chelsea, West Ham and Newcastle United forward Demba Ba has put a stop to his amazing 16-year footballing career.
Demba Ba added the Turkish Super Lig title medal to his collection by winning it twice; first with Besiktas in 2016/2017 season and with Istanbul Basaksehir in 2019/2020 season.
Demba Ba, who enjoyed two seasons in Chinese Super League (CSL) with Shanghai Shenhua is also a member of the Senegal football team registering just 22 appearances in the span of his career. Demba Ba was not with a football club after mutually leaving Switzerland’s club, FC Lugano in August 2021.
Apparently, Demba Ba was introduced in the English Premier League in 2007 after joining West Ham German club TSG Hoffenheim. Moreover, Demba Ba went on to net seven times in just 13 features for the London football club.
The clinical striker then transfered to Newcastle United in 2011 where him and his colleague, Papiss Cisse formed a unbreakable alliance that became a dominant force in the top-flight.
Well, he registered the total of 29 times in 58 features for the Toon. He also aided in pushing the team to a fifth-position finish in the English Premier League during the 2011/2012 Manchester City-winning title campaign.
Nonetheless, Demba Ba registered 14 goals in all competitions for Chelsea football club in a duration of two years (between 2012 and 2014) before Joining Turkish football side, Besiktas.
A quick reminder that, Ba is always remembered for the unmarked goal he scored after a slip from Steven Gerrard against Liverpool at Anfield; the 2-0 win over Liverpool in April 2014 helped dashed all Red’s hopes to win the top-flight title during the campaign of SSS (Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling).