Didier Drogba

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 38)

Height: 6'2" (189cm)

Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Nationality: Cote D'Ivoire flag Ivorian

Position: Striker
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Career History
Senior2004-2012Chelsea
2013-2014Galatasaray
2014-2015Chelsea
International2002-2014Ivory Coast
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Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Didier Drogba laughs off Aston Villa reports
Striker Didier Drogba laughs off reports that he has been in Birmingham to discuss a potential move to Aston Villa.
Aug 22, 18:26
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Dr Tony Xia rubbishes Aston Villa link with Chelsea legend
Dr Tony Xia suggests that Aston Villa are not looking to sign Didier Drogba after the former Chelsea forward was linked with a shock move to the West Midlands.
Aug 22, 18:14
Villarreal's Eric Bailly reacts during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final first leg match between Villarreal CF and Sparta Prague at El Madrigal on April 7, 2016 in Villarreal, Spain
Eric Bailly: 'Jose Mourinho behind my decision to join Manchester United'
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly confirms that Manchester City were also interested in signing him, but he selected the Red Devils purely because of Jose Mourinho.
Jul 31, 15:48
Chuba Akpom of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015
Result: Chuba Akpom hits late Arsenal winner
Chuba Akpom scores an 87th-minute winner as Arsenal record a 2-1 win over the MLS All-Stars in a pre-season friendly.
Jul 29, 09:16
General View prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on May 3, 2014
Everton appoint Steve Walsh from Leicester City as director of football
Everton announce the appointment of Steve Walsh from Leicester City as the club's new director of football.
Jul 21, 15:03
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Calum Chambers relishing Didier Drogba test
Young Arsenal defender Calum Chambers admits that he is looking forward to coming up against Didier Drogba in a pre-season friendly.
Jul 20, 15:02
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
Guus Hiddink, Didier Drogba and Roman Abramovich watch on from the stands as Chelsea host Sunderland on December 19, 2015
Guus Hiddink wants Petr Cech, Didier Drogba Chelsea returns
Outgoing Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says that he would like to see club legends Petr Cech and Guus Hiddink return to Stamford Bridge in the future.
May 22, 14:29
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Didier Drogba sues over charity claims
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says that he will sue over claims of improper conduct with his charity.
Apr 14, 10:20
Guus Hiddink watches on during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on March 5, 2016
Guus Hiddink warns Antonio Conte of 'tough task' at Chelsea
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink claims that the lack of an established spine at the club could pose difficulties for Antonio Conte when he takes over in the summer.
Apr 8, 20:47
Olivier 'bonjour!' Giroud scores the second during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Arsenal to spend pre-season in California
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke confirms that the Gunners will spend pre-season training with his NFL side the LA Rams in California.
Mar 12, 18:07
Chelsea players look downbeat after Shane Long scores during the Premier League game between Southampton and Chelsea on February 27, 2016
Frank Lampard: 'Chelsea squad lacking real personalities'
Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard believes that the fallen Premier League champions have struggled this season due to the loss of key figures throughout the squad.
Feb 28, 12:42
Roberto Martinez has a word with Guus Hiddink during the game between Chelsea and Everton on January 16, 2016
Guus Hiddink welcomes FA Cup quarter-final tie with Everton
Guus Hiddink wants to create more happy memories when Chelsea face off against Everton in the FA Cup next month, but is wary of a Toffees side seeking revenge.
Feb 21, 22:06
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 offers support to Serge Aurier
Didier Drogba hits out at the treatment that Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has received since making homophobic remarks.
Feb 17, 23:13
Kurt Zouma of Chelsea in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Kurt Zouma "very surprised" by John Terry's probable Chelsea exit
Kurt Zouma admits that he is "very surprised" by John Terry's claims that Chelsea will not offer the club captain a new contract.
Feb 1, 22:56
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gives the thumbs up during his side's 2-1 victory over Manchester City on December 21, 2015
Arsene Wenger praises "marvellous" departing Chelsea captain John Terry
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger describes John Terry as "marvellous" after the Chelsea captain announced that this season would be his last with the club.
Feb 1, 11:05
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
Jamie Redknapp: 'John Terry still has a lot to offer Chelsea'
Jamie Redknapp hails John Terry as the "best centre-back" in Premier League history and questions Chelsea's decision to allow him to leave at the end of the season.
Jan 31, 22:32
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Didier Drogba 'not returning to Chelsea'
Didier Drogba confirms that he will remain with MLS side Montreal Impact amid reports linking him with a return to Chelsea as a coach.
Jan 24, 20:29
Guus Hiddink, Didier Drogba and Roman Abramovich watch on from the stands as Chelsea host Sunderland on December 19, 2015
Thibaut Courtois keen on Chelsea return for Didier Drogba
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes that Didier Drogba would be a "great addition" should he return to the club in a coaching role.
Jan 4, 21:50
Guus Hiddink has a natter with Eden Hazard during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea on December 28, 2015
Guus Hiddink calls for Chelsea players to take the lead
Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink calls on more of his players to take a tactical lead in games, as they did in his previous spell in charge of the club.
Jan 2, 22:58
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2010
Montreal Impact "willing to accommodate" Chelsea role for Didier Drogba
Montreal Impact are "willing to accommodate" Didier Drogba's desire to help former club Chelsea but expect the striker to return to MLS action next year
Dec 24, 10:55
Guus Hiddink, Didier Drogba and Roman Abramovich watch on from the stands as Chelsea host Sunderland on December 19, 2015
Guus Hiddink: 'Didier Drogba's heart is with Chelsea'
Interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink admits that he would be keen to bring Didier Drogba back to the club in some capacity.
Dec 20, 22:25
Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Sunderland on December 19, 2015
Result: Chelsea see off Sunderland in first game without Jose Mourinho
Chelsea begin life without Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 win over struggling Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 19, 17:12
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 26, 2014
Montreal Impact deny Didier Drogba contact
MLS side Montreal Impact deny speculation that there has been contact from Chelsea over star striker Didier Drogba.
Dec 18, 22:04
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Didier Drogba 'to return to Chelsea as coach'
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reportedly asks Didier Drogba to return to the club as part of the coaching staff.
Dec 18, 20:52
Manchester City's English defender Wayne Bridge controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at The City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, north-west England on December 28, 2010.
Wayne Bridge: 'Chelsea lack leadership'
Ex-Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge claims that the Blues are struggling this season because their team lacks leadership in the dressing room.
Dec 9, 12:57
Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring Everton's third goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on September 28, 2015.
Everton's Romelu Lukaku: 'Didier Drogba's my idol but we are different'
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku says that Didier Drogba is his "idol" but wants to make a name for himself.
Dec 9, 07:54
Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring Everton's third goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on September 28, 2015.
Alan Pardew: 'Romelu Lukaku can be as good as Didier Drogba'
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has all the attributes necessary to emulate Didier Drogba's career.
Dec 6, 00:42
Didier Drogba during Chelsea's Premier League victory parade on May 25, 2015
Didier Drogba: 'I love Chelsea so much, I would become their kit man'
Didier Drogba jokes that he loves Chelsea so much, he would return to the club in any guise - including as a kit man.
Nov 29, 13:56
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 could have joined West Ham United prior to Chelsea move'
Didier Drogba reveals that West Ham United spoke to him about a move to Upton Park when he was playing at Guingamp.
Nov 29, 13:49
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Ivory Coast against Turkey on February 11, 2009.
Didier Drogba rules out Premier League loan return
Montreal Impact striker Didier Drogba rules out a loan return to the Premier League during the Major League Soccer off-season.
Nov 29, 13:42
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho hugs Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba before the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho barks back at Didier Drogba over leadership jibe
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho slams Didier Drogba's assessment of his side, claiming that his 'lack of leadership' jibe is geared toward selling more books.
Nov 27, 23:47
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2010
Didier Drogba tips Arsenal to win Premier League title
Ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba claims that Arsenal can lift the Premier League title because they have old Blues teammate Petr Cech in their team.
Nov 26, 10:58
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho hugs Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba before the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Didier Drogba: 'I want to manage Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reveals plans to come back and manage the Premier League giants one day.
Nov 26, 01:03
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Didier Drogba: 'Chelsea will solve their issues in the Premier League'
Didier Drogba backs Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's players to solve their issues that have resulted in a poor start to the Premier League campaign.
Nov 25, 19:45
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on March 13, 2010
Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba backs Arsenal to win Premier League title
Didier Drogba backs Arsenal to win the Premier League title as former club Chelsea are "too far behind".
Nov 25, 17:07
Commissioner Don Garber attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014
Don Garber: 'Premier League games in North America would cross the line'
MLS commissioner Don Garber believes that any move to play competitive Premier League games in North America would threaten his league's future.
Nov 19, 20:44
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James Park in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England, on December 6, 2014
Didier Drogba rules out Chelsea return
Didier Drogba says that he will "respect" his current side Montreal Impact in the off-season and rules out a possible return to Chelsea.
Nov 14, 14:42
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho hugs Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba before the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Didier Drogba hails under-fire Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba suggests that Jose Mourinho has what it takes to turn around the Blues' current woes thanks to his "winning mentality".
Nov 12, 19:02
A general view of MAPFRE Stadium before a MLS between Toronto FC and the Columbus Crew SC on March 14, 2015
Result: Kei Kamara fires Columbus Crew past Montreal Impact into Conference final
Columbus Crew move into the Eastern Conference final courtesy of an 111th-minute extra-time winner from Kei Kamara to sink Montreal Impact.
Nov 9, 00:55

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