Former French international Djibril Cisse

Former French international Djibril Cisse has retired from football.

Cisse, who won 41 international caps, also played for Liverpool for three years from 2004 before returning to his native France with Marseille.

He also had spells at Sunderland, Panathinaikos, Lazio, QPR, Kuban Krasnodar and Bastia.

“I have loved being a footballer,” Cisse said, adding: “Up until now, the ball was my whole life. I would have liked to have continued my career, but I have to admit today that football is finished.”

“I’m going to give myself body and soul to my career as a DJ, a producer and as a pundit, as well as develop my line of clothing.”

After trying and failing to earn a contract with his first professional club, Auxerre, the 35-year-old has decided to hang up his boots.