Didier Drogba

Position: Striker
Team: Ivory Coast
Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36)
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height: 6'2.5"
Nationality: Ivorian
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
Jose Mourinho: 'Didier Drogba has been fantastic'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praises striker Didier Drogba for his efforts during the absences of Diego Costa and Loic Remy.
14:19
Rio Ferdinand of QPR and Nikica Jelevic of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sports Mole previews the London derby between Premier League leaders Chelsea and 19th-place QPR, who are pointless on the road this season, at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 30, 16:05
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal outpaces Wes Brown of Sunderland to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 25, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week 10
Sports Mole looks ahead to the 10th weekend of Premier League action from a Fantasy Football point of view.
Oct 30, 13:17
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli plays during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
This week's top five League Cup performers
Sports Mole selects five players that have impressed during this week's League Cup fourth round fixtures.
Oct 30, 11:16
Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
Gary Cahill hails evergreen Didier Drogba
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill praises Didier Drogba and claims that the veteran striker remains as lethal as ever despite his advancing years.
Oct 30, 01:07
Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
Micky Mellon "gutted" at Chelsea defeat
Micky Mellon says that he is "gutted" after watching his Shrewsbury Town side go toe-to-toe with Chelsea and lose by the odd goal.
Oct 28, 23:25
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Jose Mourinho praises influence of Chelsea quartet
Jose Mourinho believes that resisting the urge to take four players out of the team was crucial in Chelsea's League Cup win over Shrewsbury Town.
Oct 28, 22:15
Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
Didier Drogba impressed by "fantastic" Shrewsbury Town
Didier Drogba praises Shrewsbury Town for their performance in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup.
Oct 28, 21:59
Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
Result: Chelsea battle to victory over Shrewsbury Town
Jermaine Grandison's late own goal hands Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round of the League Cup.
Oct 28, 21:37
Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
Live Commentary: Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Chelsea - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of the League Cup fourth-round clash between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea.
Oct 28, 19:15
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Team News: Seven changes for Chelsea against Shrewsbury Town
Chelsea make seven changes for tonight's trip to Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round of the League Cup.
Oct 28, 18:54
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their second goal with Eduardo Vargas of QPR during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa at Loftus Road on October 27, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 9
Sports Mole looks back over the ninth round of Premier League fixtures with a selection of facts and figures.
Oct 28, 12:02
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois makes a save during the game with Manchester United on October 26, 2014
Thibaut Courtois not satisfied with Manchester United point
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois reveals that he was frustrated not to take all three points from their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Oct 28, 03:23
England coach Gary Neville watches a training session on August 11, 2013
Gary Neville: Chelsea let Manchester United "off the hook"
Gary Neville believes that Chelsea showed a lack of killer instinct in their 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Oct 28, 03:05
Nemanja Matic takes the ball from Daley Blind as Chelsea take on Manchester United on October 26, 2014
Nemanja Matic: 'Manchester United point could be important'
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic feels that his side's 1-1 draw against Manchester United was a good result for the Blues in their quest for the Premier League title.
Oct 28, 02:49
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Tactical Analysis: United vs. Chelsea - A tale of two set pieces
Sports Mole analyses the tactics of the game as Chelsea are frustrated by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Oct 27, 19:22
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur on March 19, 2008.
On this day: Chelsea hit Manchester City for six
Seven years ago today, Chelsea scored six unanswered goals against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Oct 27, 09:55
United boss Alex Ferguson on the sidelines during a game with Man City on April 30, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I did not leave Manchester United in bad shape'
Sir Alex Ferguson hits back at claims that he left Manchester United with a poor squad when he retired from the game in 2013.
Oct 27, 03:28
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fires home the equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Louis van Gaal: 'Jose Mourinho can have no complaints'
Louis van Gaal says that his former protege Jose Mourinho knows that his Manchester United team deserved their late equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Oct 26, 23:47
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Jose Mourinho proud of Chelsea display
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails his team after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
Oct 26, 20:37
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Jose Mourinho criticises Branislav Ivanovic dismissal
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho criticises referee Phil Dowd after Branislav Ivanovic was sent off in their Premier League draw against Manchester United.
Oct 26, 20:29
Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie shoots but Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saves during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on
Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the individual performances of those involved in Manchester United's 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea.
Oct 26, 19:06
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Louis van Gaal: Manchester United "deserved" Chelsea draw
Louis van Gaal believes that Manchester United rightly "deserved" to draw against Chelsea.
Oct 26, 18:59
Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho protests during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Manchester United's dramatic 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea in the Premier League.
Oct 26, 18:29
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fires home the equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Result: Late Robin van Persie strike denies Chelsea all three points at Old Trafford
Manchester United rescue a late point against Chelsea courtesy of Robin van Persie's injury-time strike.
Oct 26, 17:55
Manchester United's Dutch striker Robin van Persie shoots but Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saves during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on
Half-Time Report: Manchester United, Chelsea goalless at interval
Manchester United and Chelsea go into half time level at 0-0 in their Premier League meeting at Old Trafford.
Oct 26, 16:47
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
Team News: Diego Costa misses out for Chelsea against Manchester United
Chelsea and Manchester United make two changes apiece for their Premier League meeting at Old Trafford, with Diego Costa missing out through injury.
Oct 26, 15:13
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
Live Commentary: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Take a look back at Manchester United's thrilling 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
Oct 26, 15:00
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: Didier Drogba can play 'key role' for Chelsea
Jose Mourinho insists that Didier Drogba can play a key role for Chelsea this season if the 36-year-old's schedule is sensibly managed.
Oct 26, 06:46
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is interviewed for British televison ahead of the UEFA Champions League football match between Benfica and Chelsea at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, on March 26, 2012
Glenn Hoddle: 'Manchester United need to attack Chelsea'
Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle believes that Manchester United need to take the game to the Blues in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Oct 26, 04:05
Ji-Sung Park of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on November 6, 2010
Park Ji-sung: Didier Drogba "not the same player"
Park Ji-sung claims that Didier Drogba is not the player he was ahead of Chelsea's visit to Old Trafford.
Oct 25, 14:25
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.
Oct 24, 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.
Oct 24, 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
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