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Didier Drogba

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 43)

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 1,117 articles about Didier Drogba. Articles 1 to 40:
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring for Arsenal against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on January 2, 2021
PL roundup: Arsenal win three on the bounce, Spurs ease past Leeds
Arsenal were also in the goals with a 4-0 victory at West Brom.
Jan 2, 22:16
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane celebrate after Tottenham Hotspur take the lead against Burnley on October 26, 2020
Lampard admits Kane and Son could surpass Drogba partnership record
Harry Kane has already fired 13 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this term.
Nov 28, 13:00
Chelsea striker Timo Werner scores from the penalty spot against Rennes on November 4, 2020
Timo Werner looking to equal Didier Drogba Chelsea record against Newcastle
Timo Werner will become the first Chelsea player since Didier Drogba in 2009 to hit the back of the net five times in a row if he scores against Newcastle this weekend.
Nov 20, 23:44
Chelsea striker Timo Werner scores from the penalty spot against Rennes on November 4, 2020
How Chelsea could line up against Newcastle United
Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Saturday's Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James' Park.
Nov 19, 17:13
Chelsea players celebrate scoring against Sheffield United on November 7, 2020
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Chelsea - predictions, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Chelsea, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Nov 19, 16:52
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane celebrate after Tottenham Hotspur take the lead against Burnley on October 26, 2020
A look at Harry Kane and Son Heung-min's deadly double act at Tottenham
The Tottenham strikers have linked up on 29 Premier League goals, seven short of the 36 that Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard combined for.
Oct 27, 11:44
Everton's Theo Walcott pictured in September 2020
Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and the other Premier League players to return home
A number of players have returned to former clubs during the last decade.
Oct 6, 13:56
Belgium's Jeremy Doku celebrates scoring against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League on September 8, 2020
Preview: Belgium vs. Ivory Coast - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Thursday's international friendly between Belgium and Ivory Coast in Brussels, including team news and predicted lineups.
Oct 6, 12:33
Didier Drogba with the Champions League trophy in 2012.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to receive UEFA President's Award
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hailed the former Ivory Coast international as a "pioneer".
Sep 29, 14:31
Son Heung-min collects the match ball after scoring four times in Tottenham Hotspur's win over Southampton on September 20, 2020
Son Heung-min, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mohamed Salah help make PL history
There were three trebles in the first 13 games of the top-flight campaign.
Sep 21, 18:25
Jose Mourinho pictured in charge of Chelsea against Rosenborg in 2007
On This Day in 2007 - Jose Mourinho's final match of first Chelsea stint
The Blues drew against Rosenborg on September 18, 2007, and it proved to be the last game of Mourinho's first tenure at Stamford Bridge.
Sep 18, 08:38
Bayern Munich players celebrate winning the Champions League in 2013
Champions League final 2020: Bayern Munich's history in the European Cup/Champions League
Ahead of the 2020 Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Bayern's rich history in the competition.
Aug 22, 11:00
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring against Lyon in the Champions League on August 19, 2020
Bayern Munich's previous European Cup/Champions League finals
Sports Mole takes a look at Bayern Munich's previous European Cup/Champions League finals ahead of Sunday's showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 20, 17:45
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hug in December 2019
Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup final between London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, including team news and predicted lineups.
Jul 30, 11:09
Didier Drogba celebrates after winning the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2014-15
On this day: Chelsea agree £24m fee for Didier Drogba
The striker went on to win a host of trophies with the Blues.
Jul 19, 08:37
Chelsea players celebrate winning the 2007 FA Cup
Combined XI: Chelsea's FA Cup winners from 2007 vs. 2018
To mark the anniversaries of Chelsea's FA Cup triumphs in both 2007 and 2018, Sports Mole creates a combined XI from both final squads.
May 19, 11:22
Didier Drogba with the Champions League trophy in 2012.
Can you name Chelsea's 2012 Champions League-winning squad?
To mark the eighth anniversary of Chelsea's maiden Champions League triumph, Sports Mole challenges you to name Roberto Di Matteo's squad.
May 19, 10:30
Hakim Ziyech pictured after Ajax's Europa League defeat to Getafe in February 2020
Hakim Ziyech hopes to emulate Didier Drogba at Chelsea
Hakim Ziyech is out to emulate legendary Chelsea striker Didier Drogba when he officially joins the Blues from Ajax in July.
Apr 28, 19:19
Aaron Hughes in action for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016
Aaron Hughes takes up UEFA course after retirement
The 40-year-old is studying the UEFA Executive Master for International Players.
Apr 19, 15:50
Eden Hazard celebrates scoring for Real Madrid on October 5, 2019
Juan Mata picks Eden Hazard as best-ever Premier League player
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata selects former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard as the Premier League's best-ever player.
Apr 13, 23:54
Harry Kane celebrates scoring Tottenham Hotspur's third goal against West Ham United on November 23, 2019.
Paul Merson: 'Harry Kane will not want to play under Jose Mourinho'
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes that Jose Mourinho's playing style could convince Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur.
Apr 5, 20:48
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured on February 29, 2020
Paul Ince: 'Liverpool cannot be considered a great team yet'
Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince insists that Jurgen Klopp's side cannot be considered a "great team" until they achieve a sustained period of success and silverware.
Mar 28, 21:08
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured on February 29, 2020
Preview: Chelsea vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's FA Cup fifth-round clash between Chelsea and Liverpool, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records.
Mar 1, 18:34
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates on November 7, 2019
Wednesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Leonardo Campana, Bruno Fernandes
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Wednesday, January 29.
Jan 29, 11:07
General view of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge taken April 2018
Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Tariq Lamptey, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thomas Lemar
Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
Jan 29, 06:57
Togo forward Emmanuel Adebayor pictured in action for Crystal Palace in April 2016
Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion keen on Emmanuel Adebayor?
Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is thought to be of interest to Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jan 28, 15:39
Lyon forward Moussa Dembele in action in March, 2019
Chelsea 'weigh up January move for Moussa Dembele'
Lyon forward Moussa Dembele is a January transfer target for Chelsea, according to a report.
Dec 31, 18:58
Everton boss Marco Silva applauds on August 17, 2019
News Extra: Silva's 'time running out', Rodri's Liverpool praise, Lukaku "getting better"
The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Marco Silva's precarious position at Everton, Rodri's surprise comments about Liverpool and Didier Drogba's praise for Romelu Lukaku.
Oct 12, 20:42
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on September 14, 2019.
Didier Drogba: 'Tammy Abraham learnt from me at Chelsea'
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reveals that Tammy Abraham used to spend time watching him in training when he was part of the academy setup.
Sep 20, 12:55
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: 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

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