Didier Drogba

Position: Striker
Team: Ivory Coast
Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36)
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height: 6'2.5"
Nationality: Ivorian
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Preview: Manchester United vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.
18:27
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Chelsea captain John Terry: 'Didier Drogba still a top player'
Chelsea skipper John Terry backs Didier Drogba to perform against Manchester United this weekend.
01:56
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on October 18, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week nine
Sports Mole looks ahead to the ninth weekend of Premier League action from a Fantasy Football point of view.
Oct 23, 14:03
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Didier Drogba: 'Chelsea will always enjoy success'
Didier Drogba claims that Chelsea will always be successful because they have picked up the habit of winning trophies over the years.
Oct 23, 04:38
Loic Remy of Chelsea (#18) pulls up injured after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match against NK Maribor on October 21, 2014
Chelsea's Loic Remy hopeful of playing this weekend, despite groin problem
Loic Remy is hopeful that he will be fit to face Man United this weekend, despite Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claiming that the forward should be out with a groin injury.
Oct 22, 13:06
Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring his team's second goal via the penalty spot against Tottenham during their Premier League match on March 8, 2014
Eden Hazard pleased by Chelsea triumph over Maribor
Eden Hazard admits that Chelsea were 'fantastic' during Tuesday's 6-0 win over Maribor in the Champions League.
Oct 22, 11:06
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Jose Mourinho hails ruthless Chelsea
Jose Mourinho lauds his ruthless Chelsea side for not relaxing at any point during their 6-0 demolition of Maribor.
Oct 21, 23:45
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League, Group G, football match on October 21, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Didier Drogba could start at Manchester United'
Jose Mourinho confirms that Didier Drogba could start against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Oct 21, 23:32
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League, Group G, football match on October 21, 2014
Player Ratings: Chelsea 6-0 Maribor
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Chelsea's record-breaking 6-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League this evening.
Oct 21, 23:05
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League, Group G, football match on October 21, 2014
Didier Drogba: 'I wanted penalty opportunity'
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba admits that he asked Eden Hazard if he could take the first penalty in his side's 6-0 win over Maribor in their Champions League clash.
Oct 21, 22:25
Loic Remy of Chelsea (#18) pulls up injured after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match against NK Maribor on October 21, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Loic Remy could be out for a couple of weeks'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects striker Loic Remy, who came off clutching his groin in tonight's win against Maribor, to be out for "a couple of weeks".
Oct 21, 22:21
Loic Remy of Chelsea (#18) pulls up injured after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match against NK Maribor on October 21, 2014
Match Analysis: Chelsea 6-0 Maribor
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Chelsea's record-breaking 6-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League.
Oct 21, 22:21
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'I wasn't pleased with Didier Drogba penalty'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that he "wasn't particularly pleased" when Eden Hazard let Didier Drogba take a penalty in their game against Maribor.
Oct 21, 22:08
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League, Group G, football match on October 21, 2014
Result: Didier Drogba scores as Chelsea stroll to Maribor victory
Didier Drogba scores his first goal since returning to Chelsea to help them to a 6-0 thrashing of Maribor in their Champions League Group G tie at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 21, 21:36
Loic Remy of Chelsea (#18) pulls up injured after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match against NK Maribor on October 21, 2014
Half-Time Report: Didier Drogba helps put Chelsea in command against Maribor
Didier Drogba scores his first Chelsea goal in two years to help them into a 3-0 half-time lead over Maribor in their Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 21, 20:33
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Team News: Petr Cech given Chelsea start
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho makes three changes to his side for the Champions League clash with Maribor.
Oct 21, 19:02
Loic Remy of Chelsea (#18) pulls up injured after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match against NK Maribor on October 21, 2014
Live Commentary: Chelsea 6-0 Maribor - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's biggest ever Champions League victory as they hammer Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 21, 18:45
The Chelsea team pose for the cameras prior to kickoff the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea and FC Schalke 04 on September 17, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Maribor
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Chelsea's upcoming Champions League encounter against Slovenian side Maribor.
Oct 19, 12:19
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Life of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba told in comic book
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba helps produce a comic book which tells the story of his career.
Oct 19, 10:37
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's pre-match press conference ahead of the team's trip to Selhurst Park.
Oct 17, 12:15
Joe Cole of Aston Villa gestures during the pre-season friendly match between Mansfield and Aston Villa at the One Call Stadium on July 17, 2014
Joe Cole: 'Christian Benteke a mixture of Didier Drogba, Peter Crouch'
Christian Benteke reminds his Aston Villa teammate Joe Cole of a mixture between Didier Drogba and Peter Crouch.
Oct 7, 15:37
Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
Live Coverage: Jose Mourinho's weekly Chelsea press conference
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of Jose Mourinho's pre-match press conference ahead Chelsea's game against Arsenal.
Oct 3, 12:45
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2014
Diego Costa to start for Chelsea against Sporting Lisbon
Jose Mourinho confirms that Diego Costa will start Chelsea's Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday.
Sep 29, 22:09
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Didier Drogba ruled out for Chelsea
An ankle injury rules Didier Drogba out of Chelsea's trip to Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
Sep 29, 18:01
Chelseas Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League, group G football match between Chelsea and Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 17, 2014
Preview: Sporting Lisbon vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's Champions League trip to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
Sep 29, 12:13
Patrick Bamford of England during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifying match between England U21 and San Marino U21 at Greenhous Meadow on November 19, 2013
Patrick Bamford: "I am happy to be patient and wait for my time"
Young Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford will be "patient" at Middlesbrough after losing his place in Jose Mourinho's first-team squad to Didier Drogba.
Sep 27, 07:04
Fabrice Muamba, manager of World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) XI looks on during the charity football match between Arsenal Legends XI and World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) XI at Underhill Stadium on June 23, 2013
Fabrice Muamba backs Chelsea for title
Former Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba tips Chelsea for the Premier League title.
Sep 26, 07:38
Kurt Zouma of Chelsea celebrates scoring the first goal during the Captial One Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on September 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Chelsea 2-1 Bolton Wanderers - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of the League Cup third-round tie between Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 24, 18:45
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
Team News: Chelsea make two changes for Manchester City meeting, Diego Costa stats
Jose Mourinho makes two alterations to his starting lineup for the visit to face Manchester City, while Manuel Pellegrini rings the changes to his side.
Sep 21, 15:55
Martin Keown looks on prior to the pre-season match between Corby Town and Stevenage at Steel Park on August 2, 2011 in Corby, England
Martin Keown: 'Diego Costa is mixture of Dennis Bergkamp and Didier Drobga'
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that Diego Costa combines the ability of Didier Drogba and Dennis Bergkamp.
Sep 20, 15:13
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates alongside Branislav Ivanovic as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on September 13, 2014
Didier Drogba full of praise for "hungry" Diego Costa
Didier Drogba claims that Diego Costa is exactly what Chelsea needed as they search for success this season.
Sep 19, 05:23
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Didier Drogba looking forward to facing Frank Lampard
Didier Drogba admits that he "can't wait" to meet up with Frank Lampard when Chelsea face Manchester City on Sunday.
Sep 19, 02:10
FC Schalke's German midfielder Julian Draxler looks on during a training session at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5, 2013
Schalke's Julian Draxler picks up Didier Drogba's shirt after match
Julian Draxler takes him Didier Drogba's shirt following Schalke's Champions League 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 18, 13:43
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Didier Drogba: 'I need time to reach full fitness'
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba targets a return to his best form after revealing that he is feeling "no pain" in his ankle having made his return to the Chelsea team.
Sep 18, 12:30
Schalke's Netherlands striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League, group G football match between Chelsea and Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 17, 2014
Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-1 Schalke 04
Sports Mole assesses who impressed, and who didn't, during Chelsea's Champions League clash with Schalke 04.
Sep 17, 23:23
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa was not fit enough to play'
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that striker Diego Costa was not in the right condition to play in his side's Champions League clash with Schalke 04.
Sep 17, 22:31
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: "It is not the best result"
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits that he was frustrated that his side could not get off to a winning start in their Champions League campaign as they drew with Schalke 04.
Sep 17, 22:20
Schalke's Netherlands striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League, group G football match between Chelsea and Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 17, 2014
Result: Chelsea waste chances to win Champions League opener
Chelsea are pegged back by a resilient Schalke 04 in an entertaining 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League group stage.
Sep 17, 21:44
Chelseas Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League, group G football match between Chelsea and Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 17, 2014
Half-Time Report: Chelsea lead Schalke 04 at break
Chelsea lead Schalke 04 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal in the 10th minute by Cesc Fabregas.
Sep 17, 20:33
The Chelsea team pose for the cameras prior to kickoff the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea and FC Schalke 04 on September 17, 2014
Team News: Didier Drogba replaces Diego Costa for Chelsea
Didier Drogba replaces Diego Costa in the Chelsea starting XI for tonight's Champions League encounter against Schalke 04.
Sep 17, 18:54
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