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 manager Antonio Conte celebrates after his side's Premier League victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017
Preview: Burnley vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Burnley and league leaders Chelsea at Turf Moor.
Feb 10, 08:53
Manchester City's English midfielder Frank Lampard celerbates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on May 24, 2015
Jamie Redknapp: 'Frank Lampard the best goalscoring midfielder'
Jamie Redknapp pays tribute to retiring Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Feb 2, 20:39
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 tipped for Chelsea coaching role after rejecting Corinthians
Didier Drogba turns down an offer from Corinthians which reportedly included his own armoured car.
Feb 2, 19:47
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
Didier Drogba shelves Australian move
Didier Drogba reportedly pulls out of a move to an Australian side due to logistical issues.
Jan 23, 13:31
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Liverpool, Everton target keen to join Premier League club
Gustavo Viera, reportedly on the radar of a trio of Premier League clubs, admits to being a fan of the English top flight and says that he hopes to one day play there.
Jan 15, 21:16
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 end career at Corinthians'
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reportedly agrees a one-year deal to end his career with Brazilian side Corinthians.
Jan 13, 08:21
Ivory Coast's players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the 2015 African Cup of Nations final football match between Ivory Coast and Ghana in Bata on February 8, 2015
Africa Cup of Nations 2017
A major football tournament involving national teams always creates interest with both hardcore and casual supporters and it will be no different when the Africa Cup of Nations gets underway.
Jan 12, 13:45
Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Manchester United and West Ham United on March 13, 2016
Frank Leboeuf doubts Dimitri Payet will return to France
Former France international Frank Leboeuf claims that West Ham United attacker Dimitri Payet "has no interest" in returning to Ligue 1.
Jan 3, 22:23
Mikel John Obi of Chelsea looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Samson Siasia: 'John Obi Mikel ready to leave Chelsea'
Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia says that John Obi Mikel has accepted that his future is away from Chelsea.
Dec 14, 12:30
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on December 3, 2016
Gary Cahill: 'Diego Costa as loved as Didier Drogba at Chelsea'
Gary Cahill believes that Diego Costa is "right up there among the best in the world", and is also alongside Didier Drogba in terms of Chelsea's all-time greats.
Dec 12, 19:16
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 to leave Montreal Impact at the end of the season
Striker Didier Drogba confirms that he will leave Montreal Impact at the end of the MLS season.
Nov 23, 12:09
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Mauro Biello: 'Didier Drogba refused to be a substitute for Montreal Impact'
Montreal Impact boss Mauro Biello says that Didier Drogba asked to be left out of the squad after learning that he would be a substitute against Toronto.
Oct 17, 09:54
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure battles for possession with Cristiano Ronaldo on June 15, 2010.
Manchester City's Yaya Toure retires from international duty with Ivory Coast
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure announces his retirement from international duty with Ivory Coast.
Sep 20, 13:38
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
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



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3Tottenham HotspurSpurs25148346182850
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10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2595113443-932
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12Burnley2593132736-930
13Watford2586112942-1330
14Bournemouth2575133549-1426
15Swansea CitySwansea2573153154-2324
16Middlesbrough25410111927-822
17Leicester CityLeicester2556142443-1921
18Hull City2555152249-2720
19Crystal Palace2554163246-1419
20Sunderland2554162446-2219