Didier Drogba

Position: Striker
Team: Ivory Coast
Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36)
Hometown: Abidjan, C├┤te d'Ivoire
Height: 6'2.5"
Nationality: Ivorian
Then Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo on the touchline on November 20, 2012
Roberto Di Matteo sorry for 'brutal' Chelsea loss
Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo apologises to the club's fans for the 5-0 demolition by Chelsea in the Champions League.
00:32
Chelsea's players celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Cesc Fabregas salutes "brilliant" Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas salutes his Chelsea teammates for their "brilliant" performance in the 5-0 demolition of Schalke 04 in the Champions League.
23:48
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Player Ratings: Schalke 04 0-5 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Chelsea's resounding 5-0 victory over Schalke in Group G of the Champions League.
23:02
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates scoring with his team-mate Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November
Match Analysis: Schalke 04 0-5 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Chelsea's comprehensive 5-0 victory over Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.
22:24
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Winning by five goals in Germany not normal'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that winning 5-0 in Germany, as they did on Tuesday against Schalke 04 in the Champions League is "not normal".
22:11
Chelsea's players celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Result: Chelsea thrash Schalke to qualify with ease
Chelsea progress to the knockout phases of the Champions League with an emphatic 5-0 victory away at Schalke 04.
21:34
Chelsea's players celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Live Commentary: Schalke 04 0-5 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's emphatic 5-0 win over Schalke as Jose Mourinho's side seal top spot in Group G of the Champions League.
18:45
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: 'Current Chelsea squad must win league to be considered greats'
Jose Mourinho reiterates that table-topping Chelsea still have a long way to go before they can start thinking about lifting the Premier League title this season.
Nov 22, 19:13
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
Video: Chelsea's Didier Drogba shows off dance moves
Didier Drogba shows off his dance moves by posting a video of himself online performing a routine.
Nov 21, 13:44
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad on November 9, 2013
Video: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale join FIFA's campaign to raise Ebola awareness
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Neymar help to raise awareness of deadly disease Ebola by joining FIFA's video campaign.
Nov 18, 11:23
Benfica's Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match SL Benfica vs AS Monaco at Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 4, 2014
Chelsea line up Anderson Talisca move?
Chelsea reportedly line up a move for Benfica's Anderson Talisca.
Nov 12, 20:20
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 hints at Chelsea exit
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba suggests that this could be his last year at the club.
Nov 12, 13:32
A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager applauds the travelling fans following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on March 29, 2014
Combining Jose Mourinho's two Chelsea teams
Sports Mole picks the best 11 players from Jose Mourinho's two stints in charge of Chelsea.
Nov 11, 11:23
NK Maribor's Arghus reacts after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between NK Maribor and Chelsea in Maribor, Slovenia on November 5, 2014
Result: Jasmin Handanovic heroics deny Chelsea
Eden Hazard misses a penalty as Chelsea slump to a 1-1 draw away at Maribor in the Champions League.
Nov 5, 21:35
Chelsea's Didier Drogba vies for the ball with Aleksander Rajcevic of NK Maribor during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between NK Maribor and Chelsea in Maribor, Slovenia on November 5, 2014
Half-Time Report: Chelsea being held by Maribor
Maribor produce an improved first-half display to keep their Champions League fixture with Chelsea at 0-0 at half time.
Nov 5, 20:32
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Team News: Diego Costa on bench for Chelsea's Champions League game with Maribor
Diego Costa is only named on the bench for Chelsea's Champions League clash with Maribor in Slovenia, with Didier Drogba replacing the rested Spaniard in attack.
Nov 5, 18:59
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
Preview: Maribor vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole looks ahead to Chelsea's Champions League trip to Slovenian side Maribor.
Nov 3, 12:59
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2014
Team News: Diego Costa returns for Chelsea
Diego Costa recovers from injury to start for Chelsea against Queens Park Rangers.
Nov 1, 14:13
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
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.
Oct 31, 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-placed 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
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Braintree Town
0-1
Welling United
FT
Bristol Rovers
2-1
Barnet
FT
Dartford
2-4
Chester
FT
Dover Athletic
5-0
Nuneaton Town
FT
Grimsby Town
3-1
Woking
FT
Kidderminster
1-1
Wrexham
FT
Macclesfield
1-0
Torquay Utd
FT
Southport
1-3
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