Didier Drogba

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 37)

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
Sports Mole has 1,035 articles about Didier Drogba. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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
Montreal Impact: 'Didier Drogba not joining Bologna'
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will not be making a loan move to Bologna, according to his current club Montreal Impact.
Nov 4, 11:55
Olivier Giroud (C) of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates Per Mertesacker (L) and Mesut Ozil (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Arsenal at Liberty Stadium on October 31, 2015
Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 11
Sports Mole looks back on the 11th batch of 2015-16 Premier League matches with a selection of statistics from each of the 10 encounters.
Nov 3, 09:00
General view of the exterior of Saputo Stadium with the Olympic Stadium in the background at the Saputo Stadium on June 16, 2012
Result: Johan Venegas strikes late as Montreal Impact draw first blood
Montreal Impact beat Columbus Crew 2-1 in Canada to earn a slender first-leg lead in the Eastern Conference playoff semi-final.
Nov 2, 03:00
Didier Drogba greets Steven Gerrard during the MLS match between LA Galaxy and Montreal Impact on September 12, 2015
Report: Didier Drogba off to Bologna on loan
Bologna plan to make a loan move for Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba, according to reports.
Oct 31, 15:04
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
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rules out Didier Drogba loan return
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rules out a loan return for striker Didier Drogba.
Oct 30, 14:24
General view of the exterior of Saputo Stadium with the Olympic Stadium in the background at the Saputo Stadium on June 16, 2012
Result: Montreal Impact crush Toronto for Eastern Conference semi-final berth
Montreal Impact score three first-half goals to thump Canadian rivals Toronto 3-0 and move into the semi-finals of the Eastern Conference.
Oct 30, 01:02
Didier Drogba greets Steven Gerrard during the MLS match between LA Galaxy and Montreal Impact on September 12, 2015
Result: Montreal Impact gain home advantage in playoffs with win over Toronto
Montreal Impact gain home advantage in the MLS Eastern Conference playoffs, defeating Toronto 2-1 on Decision Day.
Oct 25, 23:03
Anthony Martial of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Rio Ferdinand: 'Anthony Martial the only player teams fear'
Rio Ferdinand believes that Anthony Martial is the only player who teams fear in the current Manchester United squad.
Oct 25, 07:23
Mesut Ozil warms up prior to Arsenal's match with Stoke on September 12, 2015
Arsenal players take part in Beat The Bin challenge
Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil are the latest players to take part in BT Sport's Beat The Bin challenge.
Oct 19, 14:24
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Result: Montreal Impact secure playoff berth with victory over New England Revolution
Ignacio Piatti's 56th-minute strike guides the Montreal Impact to a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution to seal their place in the MLS playoffs.
Oct 18, 07:30
Lloyd Sam #10 of New York Red Bulls in action against Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena on September 29, 2012
Result: New York Red Bulls battle past 10-man Montreal Impact
Goals from Sacha Kljestan and Lloyd Sam hand the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 win over 10-man Montreal Impact.
Oct 8, 03:34
Geremi (L) of Chelsea is congratulated by Didier Drogba after scoring the fourth goal of the game during the Barclays Premiership match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on October 2, 2005
On this day: Chelsea condemn Liverpool to worst Premier League start in 13 years
On this day in 2005, Chelsea record a 4-1 victory over Liverpool to condemn the Reds to their worst start in the Premier League for 13 years.
Oct 2, 08:00
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'There are no leaders in Chelsea team'
Rio Ferdinand says that Chelsea's defeat to Porto in the Champions League proves that the team lack leadership.
Sep 30, 06:55
Didier Drogba greets Steven Gerrard during the MLS match between LA Galaxy and Montreal Impact on September 12, 2015
Result: Didier Drogba show continues at Montreal Impact after DC United win
Didier Drogba continues to dominate the MLS after netting a brace in the 2-0 win over DC United to bring his total to seven goals in five starts for Montreal Impact.
Sep 27, 00:02
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