The Ivory Coast superstar - who now plays for USL side Phoenix Rising - announced his decision to RMC Sport today, saying: "Ah, do you want a scoop?"
Drogba only signed for Phoenix in April and has scored 10 times in 14 appearances, bringing his career total to 296 goals in 677 appearances.
Drogba, who also enjoyed a successful spell with the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer, said: "Ah, do you want a scoop?"
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'I think next year will be my last season, ' Drogba added.
"At some point you have to stop".
According to the Daily Mirror, Drogba made 381 appearances for Chelsea across two spells, scoring 164 times in the process. I need to have some time for my other projects.
"But most players have not been further than a quarter or semi-final in the Champions League for a while".
The former Marseilles striker twice won the prestigious Caf African Footballer of the Year Award.