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Didier Drogba

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 41)

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
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Career History
Senior2004-2012Chelsea
2013-2014Galatasaray
2014-2015Chelsea
International2002-2014Ivory Coast
Sports Mole has 1,087 articles about Didier Drogba. Articles 1 to 40:
Derby County boss Frank Lampard celebrates reaching the playoffs on May 5, 2019
Didier Drogba leads Chelsea legends in welcoming Frank Lampard 'home'
Michael Essien and Mario Melchiot also sent good luck messages to their former Chelsea team-mate.
Jul 4, 11:48
Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri on the touchline against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on April 11, 2019.
Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri exit for Juventus
Chelsea confirm that an agreement has been reached for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus.
Jun 16, 14:08
Derby County boss Frank Lampard celebrates reaching the playoffs on May 5, 2019
Frank Lampard 'wants Didier Drogba as part of his backroom staff at Chelsea'
A report claims that Chelsea are to appoint legendary midfielder Frank Lampard as Maurizio Sarri's successor and Didier Drogba will join his backroom staff.
Jun 14, 23:11
Frank Lampard celebrates Derby County reaching the Championship playoff final on May 15, 2019
Chelsea v Man Utd - a look back at the first all-English Champions League final
Liverpool and Tottenham will do battle in Madrid this weekend, 11 years after Chelsea and United fought for the Champions League title.
May 31, 12:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea vs. Man Utd: Champions League final revisited
Liverpool and Tottenham will do battle in Madrid next month, 11 years after domestic rivals Chelsea and United fought for the Champions League title.
May 9, 12:34
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
Drogba and Cafu go head-to-head in game with Special Olympics athletes
The pair were appearing at one of the 2019 World Games' many Unified Sports Experiences.
Mar 15, 22:23
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during the FA Cup final with Manchester United on May 19, 2018
In pictures: Chelsea and Manchester United FA Cup clashes
In pictures: Chelsea and Manchester United FA Cup clashes
Feb 17, 10:19
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
Bayo takes inspiration from countryman Drogba
The striker has joined the Scottish champions from Dunajska Streda.
Jan 24, 17:29
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time
To mark Didier Drogba's retirement from football, Sports Mole counts down the 10 greatest strikers of the Premier League era.
Nov 22, 15:47
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
Top 10 Premier League strikers of all time - #9
Sports Mole's countdown of the top 10 Premier League strikers of all time continues with number nine - Didier Drogba.
Nov 22, 15:47
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
The best moments of Didier Drogba's Chelsea career
The Ivorian striker won the Premier League four times and the Champions League once with the Stamford Bridge club.
Nov 22, 11:35
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
Watch Didier Drogba talk about his return to Marseille with Chelsea
Ivorian has just announced his retirement from the game.
Nov 22, 09:32
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
Didier Drogba hangs up his boots after trophy-filled playing career
Drogba had been playing this season with Phoenix Rising.
Nov 21, 23:42
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during the FA Cup final with Manchester United on May 19, 2018
Maurizio Sarri: 'Eden Hazard currently unable to complete 90 minutes'
Maurizio Sarri insists that Eden Hazard is not yet ready to play a full game for Chelsea but tips the Belgian to be fully match fit in the coming weeks.
Aug 19, 09:23
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in action during the FA Cup final with Manchester United on May 19, 2018
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard: 'Maurizio Sarri is a great manager'
Chelsea ace Eden Hazard hails "great manager" Maurizio Sarri and says that he is a fan of the Italian's playing style.
Aug 18, 21:08
Daniel Sturridge in action for Liverpool in pre-season on July 14, 2017
Daniel Sturridge happy to compete for Liverpool game time
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists that he is happy to fight for game time next season, despite being pushed out of the team by the club's front three.
Jul 28, 13:17
Kylian Mbappe scores the opener during the World Cup group game between France and Peru on June 21, 2018
Didier Drogba: 'Kylian Mbappe can win Ballon d'Or'
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba backs Paris Saint-Germain winger Kylian Mbappe to break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's duopoly of the Ballon d'Or.
Jul 13, 21:26
England defender John Stones sees his header cleared off the line in the World Cup semi-final with Croatia on July 11, 2018
Didier Drogba: 'England should be proud'
Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba insists that England can be proud of their performance at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 13, 15:12
Cesc Fabregas in action for Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19, 2018
Cesc Fabregas jokes about Julen Lopetegui exit
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas jokes about the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as the nation's head coach.
Jun 13, 11:46
N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole picks a combined XI from those expected to be available for this weekend's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United.
May 19, 09:24
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho celebrates with the EFL Cup trophy following his side's victory over Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho plays down successful cup final record
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho plays down his record of 12 wins in 14 previous finals ahead of Saturday's meeting with Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
May 18, 14:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Everton 'join chase for ADO Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon'
Everton are reportedly planning to challenge Real Betis, Villarreal and Eibar for the services of ADO Den Haag defender Wilfried Kanon.
Apr 2, 22:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla undecided on international future
Barcelona B attacker Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla is undecided whether he will represent Ivory Coast or Canada at international level.
Mar 29, 16:47
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline ahead of the Premier League match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Didier Drogba: 'Jose Mourinho likes Paul Pogba a lot'
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba believes that the fiery relationship between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba is due to the Manchester United manager's fondness for his player.
Mar 25, 18:53
Didier Drogba pictured in May 2015
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to push ahead with retirement plans
Phoenix Rising striker Didier Drogba confirms that he will bring an end to his playing career later this year at the age of 40.
Mar 12, 15:10
World Cup general image football
Didier Drogba's son Isaac signs for Guingamp
Ligue 1 side Guingamp announce the signing of Isaac Drogba, the son of former Chelsea man Didier.
Feb 21, 14:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Tom Henning Ovrebo: 'I made mistakes in Chelsea, Barcelona Champions League game'
Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo admits that he made "mistakes" as Chelsea controversially lost to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009.
Feb 18, 22:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to retire at end of season
Phoenix Rising striker Didier Drogba intends to retire from football next year, bringing an end to his illustrious 20-year playing career.
Nov 14, 13:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Leonid Slutsky to move to Chelsea?
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly keen to bring Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky to the club in some capacity.
Nov 9, 06:57
Romelu Lukaku looks unimpressed while playing for Manchester United in August 2017
Juan Mata: 'Romelu Lukaku can be Manchester United's Didier Drogba'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata describes Romelu Lukaku as a "sensational striker" who can potentially become a legend at Old Trafford.
Nov 5, 10:53
Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier in action during his side's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on September 13, 2017
Kolo Toure, Didier Drogba urge Serge Aurier to 'grow up'
Kolo Toure says that former Ivory Coast teammate Serge Aurier 'lacks maturity' and must now grow up following his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Oct 9, 10:22
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Didier Drogba hails "real leader" Mohamed Salah
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba hails former teammate Mohamed Salah as a "real leader" after the attacker scored twice against Congo to help Egypt to the World Cup finals.
Oct 9, 09:57
Alvaro Morata in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on August 20, 2017
Wayne Bridge: 'Chelsea need new striker'
Former Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge claims that the Blues still need to invest in a new striker to replace Diego Costa.
Sep 30, 12:56
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Everton on August 27, 2017
Didier Drogba "really happy" for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata
Didier Drogba admits that it was important for Alvaro Morata to make a bright start to life at Chelsea following his club-record switch from Real Madrid.
Sep 11, 15:16
Generic image of a locker room
Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea training ground to visit team
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba visits Antonio Conte's players during a trip to the club's Cobham training base.
Aug 23, 16:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Romelu Lukaku rejects comparisons to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba
Romelu Lukaku wants to 'create his own history' at Manchester United next season, similar to the success Didier Drogba had under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Jul 25, 09:22
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Chelsea 'eye Montreal Impact youngster Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla'
Chelsea reportedly keep a close eye on the development of Montreal Impact youngster Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla after a recommendation from Didier Drogba.
Jul 23, 18:29
Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Eden Hazard: 'We must build something at Chelsea'
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard urges his teammates to further the club's image as being one of the best in the world by claiming the FA Cup title against Arsenal.
May 27, 09:38
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Chelsea.
May 26, 17:20
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 17, 2017
Jose Mourinho: Wayne Rooney situation "very difficult"
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho acknowledges Wayne Rooney's "difficult" situation, with his time at Old Trafford looking increasingly likely to be coming to an end.
May 19, 10:22

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