Demba Ba announced his retirement from football on Monday, calling time on a 16-year career that saw him play for 11 different clubs while representing the Senegalese national team.
The 36-year-old won two league titles in his career and became a favourite in England for a memorable stint in the Premier League, so many shared throwback moments of his time in the English top-flight.
Ba played for Rouen, Mouscron (2005 – 2006), 1899 Hoffenheim (2006 – 2007), West Ham United (2011), Newcastle (2011 – 2013), Chelsea (2013 – 2014), Besiktas (2014 – 2015), Shanghai Shenhua (2015 – 2018) (2018 – 2019), Goztepe (2018), Istanbul Basaksehir (2019 – 2021) and Lugano (2021).
The 36-year-old is best remembered for his two-year stint at Newcastle and fans on social media hailed his achievements following his announcement – the Senegalese international scored 29 goals with seven assists in 58 games for the Magpies.
He spent three years in England, playing for three different clubs, but made a name for himself by enjoying such a speedy rise to prominence. Supporters wish him well in his future endeavours.