Didier Drogba

Position: Striker
Team: Ivory Coast
Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36)
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height: 6'2.5"
Nationality: Ivorian
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Report: Manchester City not pursuing Didier Drogba
A report claims that Manchester City are not planning to challenge Chelsea for Didier Drogba's services, despite speculation to the contrary.
Jul 22, 14:19
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Manchester City to offer Didier Drogba lucrative alternative to Chelsea return?
Manchester City are reportedly planning on gatecrashing Chelsea's reunion with Didier Drogba by offering the out-of-contract striker a lucrative one-year deal.
Jul 22, 02:00
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur on March 19, 2008.
Report: Didier Drogba to rejoin Chelsea next week
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will reportedly sign a one-year deal to return to the club as a player and coach during the next week.
Jul 20, 20:40
Didier Drogba poses with the Champions League trophy on May 19, 2012.
On this day: Chelsea sign Didier Drogba
Ten years ago today, Chelsea completed the signing of centre-forward Didier Drogba from Ligue 1 club Marseille.
Jul 20, 10:00
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Didier Drogba leaning towards return to Chelsea?
Didier Drogba reportedly wants to re-sign for Chelsea, despite receiving an offer of a two-year deal from Juventus.
Jul 18, 17:34
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Report: Chelsea open Didier Drogba talks
A report claims that Chelsea have opened talks with former striker Didier Drogba regarding a return to Stamford Bridge.
Jul 14, 00:17
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Report: Didier Drogba wants Juventus move
A report claims that Didier Drogba has set his heart on a move to Juventus this summer.
Jul 9, 14:59
Republic of Ireland's Manager Giovanni Trapattoni before the start of the match with Georgia during a International friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on June 2, 2013
Giovanni Trapattoni: 'I will be new Ivory Coast manager'
Giovanni Trapattoni reveals that he will officially become Ivory Coast's new manager in the near future.
Jul 1, 02:24
Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal on a penalty kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match on June 24, 2014
Result: Greece qualify after late Georgios Samaras penalty sees off Ivory Coast
Greece go through to the second round of the World Cup at the expense of Ivory Coast, after a late penalty secures a 2-1 win for the Euro 2004 champions.
Jun 24, 23:01
 Giorgos Karagounis of Greece challenges Shinji Kagawa of Japan during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Greece at Estadio das Dunas on June 19, 2014
Half-Time Report: Greece leading Ivory Coast
Greece are on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup second round as they lead Ivory Coast 1-0 at half time in today's World Cup clash in Fortaleza.
Jun 24, 21:59
Greece's midfielder Kostas Katsouranis (5th R) is given the red card following a foul on Japan's midfielder Makoto Hasebe during a Group C match on June 20, 2014
Team News: Kostas Katsouranis banned for Greece
Greece's Kostas Katsouranis is suspended after his sending-off against Japan for today's World Cup Group C clash against Ivory Coast in Fortaleza.
Jun 24, 20:33
Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast stands on the sidelines with head coach Sabri Lamouchi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Preview: Greece vs. Ivory Coast
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Group C clash between Greece and Ivory Coast.
Jun 22, 18:57
Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast on June 19, 2014
Result: Colombia hold on to defeat Ivory Coast
Colombia move three points clear at the top of Group C with a 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in Brasilia.
Jun 19, 18:55
The Ivory Coast pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Nacional on June 19, 2014
Team News: Didier Drogba misses out for Ivory Coast
Striker Didier Drogba once again finds himself on the substitutes' bench for Ivory Coast for their Group C fixture with Colombia.
Jun 19, 16:19
Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast on June 19, 2014
Live Commentary: Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast - as it happened
Live coverage of the Group C clash between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the World Cup in Brazil.
Jun 19, 16:00
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Didier Drogba: 'Ivory Coast mean business'
Didier Drogba insists that the Ivory Coast are taking their participation at World Cup very seriously.
Jun 18, 16:32
Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast stands on the sidelines with head coach Sabri Lamouchi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Sabri Lamouchi: 'Didier Drogba likely to be on bench again'
Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi hints that national hero Didier Drogba will only be among the substitutes again when they face Group D rivals Colombia on Thursday.
Jun 17, 23:15
Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia and Cristian Zapata celebrate after the second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014
Cristian Zapata warns teammates to "stay focused"
Christian Zapata warns his Colombia teammates to remain focused when they come up against Ivory Coast's prolific strikeforce.
Jun 17, 20:27
Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia and Cristian Zapata celebrate after the second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014
Preview: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast
Sports Mole looks ahead to the World Cup group encounter between Colombia and the Ivory Coast in Brasilia.
Jun 17, 15:52
Toulouse's French defender Serge Aurier celebrates with teammate after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Rennes (SRFC ) vs Toulouse (TFC) at the Route de Lorient stadium in Rennes, western France, on March 15, 2014
Didier Drogba hails Serge Aurier
Didier Drogba brands Ivory Coast teammate Serge Aurier "the best right-back in all of France".
Jun 15, 17:36
Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa celebrates scoring for Japan against South Korea on August 10, 2011.
Shinji Kagawa: 'Didier Drogba changed the game'
Japan attacker Shinji Kagawa says that Didier Drogba made the difference in his team's 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in their World Cup opener.
Jun 15, 14:37
Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast stands on the sidelines with head coach Sabri Lamouchi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Sabri Lamouchi hails 'game-changer' Didier Drogba
Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi praises the 'game-changing' qualities of Didier Drogba, who helped his nation to a 2-1 win over Japan.
Jun 15, 05:14
Gervinho of the Ivory Coast celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Didier Drogba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Match Analysis: Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan
Sports Mole analyses the Ivory Coast's 2-1 win over Japan in their opening game of the World Cup.
Jun 15, 04:53
Gervinho of the Ivory Coast celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Didier Drogba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Result: Wilfried Bony, Gervinho stun Japan
Two goals in as many minutes from Wilfried Bony and Gervinho help Ivory Coast to a 2-1 win over Japan in Recife.
Jun 15, 03:54
Ivory Coast national team pose prior to the start of a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Team News: Yaya Toure passed fit for Japan clash
Yaya Toure is passed fit for the Ivory Coast ahead of their Group D opener with Japan.
Jun 15, 01:30
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Ivory Coast against Turkey on February 11, 2009.
Preview: Ivory Coast vs. Japan
Sports Mole previews the World Cup Group C match between Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast and Shinji Kagawa's Japan, who both open their campaigns in Recife on Sunday.
Jun 13, 17:30
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger sits on the bench during a game with Hoffenheim on March 10, 2012
Premier League club-by-club transfer latest: June 9
Sports Mole runs through the latest transfer speculation for each of the 20 Premier League clubs.
Jun 9, 12:50
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur on March 19, 2008.
Didier Drogba to return to Chelsea?
Centre-forward Didier Drogba is reportedly nearing a return to Chelsea, whom he left during the summer of 2012.
Jun 8, 12:18
Barcelona striker Neymar celebrates scoring for Brazil on October 13, 2012.
Five World Cup group games not to miss
Sports Mole picks out five of the most appealing matches from the group stages of this summer's World Cup.
Jun 3, 09:03
Lacina Traoré of FC Anzhi Makhachkala reacts during the Russian Premier League match between FC Anzhi Makhachkala and FC Alania Vladikavkaz at the Anzhi Arena Stadium on April 07, 2013
Lacina Traore left out of Ivory Coast's World Cup squad
Lacina Traore and Seydou Doumbia are left out of the Ivory Coast squad for this summer's World Cup.
Jun 2, 01:17
Andriy Shevchenko in action for Chelsea on September 23, 2006.
On this day: Chelsea spend big on Andriy Shevchenko
Eight years ago today, Chelsea sign Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko for a reported £30.8m.
May 31, 09:56
Galatasaray's Didier Drogba in action against Chelsea during the Champions League match on February 26, 2014
Juventus deny Didier Drogba interest
Juventus deny that they are keen to sign Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba during this summer's transfer window.
May 28, 21:28
Defender Camilo Zuniga in action for Colombia against Ecuador on September 06, 2013.
World Cup preview: Group C
Sports Mole previews Group C at this summer's World Cup, with Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan battling it out to reach the second round.
May 28, 15:31
Galatasaray's Didier Drogba in action against Chelsea during the Champions League match on February 26, 2014
Didier Drogba future to depend on Chelsea interest?
Juventus's interest in striker Didier Drogba could reportedly end in failure if Chelsea register an offer for the Ivorian.
May 23, 07:24
Chelsea captain John Terry slips after taking a penalty during the Champions League final on May 21, 2008.
On this day: Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in Champions League final
Six years ago today, Manchester United defeat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the Champions League in Moscow.
May 21, 08:30
Galatasaray's Didier Drogba in action against Chelsea during the Champions League match on February 26, 2014
Juventus consider Didier Drogba move?
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is linked with a summer move to Juventus.
May 21, 07:33
Galatasaray's Didier Drogba in action against Chelsea during the Champions League match on February 26, 2014
Didier Drogba to leave Galatasaray
Didier Drogba announces that he will leave Galatasaray this summer, having spent one-and-a-half years at the club.
May 18, 22:25
Galatasaray's Didier Drogba (R) vies with Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini (L) during an UEFA Champions League group B football match between Galatasaray and Juventus Turin on December 10, 2013
Didier Drogba donates £800k to mining victims
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba donates £800,000 to the families of those who died in Tuesday's mining tragedy in Turkey.
May 18, 18:32
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Ivory Coast against Turkey on February 11, 2009.
FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Ivorian footballers of all time
As part of the countdown to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Sports Mole looks at the top 10 players in the history of Ivory Coast.
May 14, 12:37
Algeria defender Essaid Belkalem battles with Didier Droga of the Ivory Coast during the Africa Cup of Nations of January 30, 2013
Sabri Lamouchi names Ivory Coast World Cup squad
Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony all feature in the provisional Ivory Coast squad for the World Cup.
May 13, 14:23
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