Djibril Cisse quits football to focus on DJ career

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Former Liverpool and Marseille striker Djibril Cisse will swap finals for vinyls after announcing his retirement from football, revealing plans to focus on a burgeoning DJ career.

Cisse picked up 41 caps for France during a playing career that also saw him win the Champions League, FA Cup and Super Cup with Liverpool, as well as the 2003 Confederations Cup.

But the 35-year-old, who last played for JS Saint-Pierroise in the Reunion Premier League, has now decided to call it a day.

He had reportedly been training with former club Auxerre with a view to a return after previously declaring his career over in October 2015 due to a hip injury.

"I loved being a footballer," he told Yahoo Sport. "So far football has been my whole life.

"I would like to have continued my career, which was interrupted in spite of me, but I have to admit today that football is finished.

"I will devote myself wholeheartedly to my career as a DJ, producer and consultant, as well as developing my clothing brand.

"Thank you for all your support. The adventure continues, another life begins.

"A lion never dies."