Didier Drogba

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 39)

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
Sports Mole has 1,077 articles about Didier Drogba. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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
Leonid Slutsky looks on prior to the Euro 2016 Group B match between Russia and Wales on June 20, 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
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
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
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho hugs Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba before the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
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
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Everton and Bournemouth on February 4, 2017
Didier Drogba: 'Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea makes sense'
Didier Drogba believes that "little brother" Romelu Lukaku can be a big success with Chelsea if he pushes through a move from Everton in the summer.
Apr 13, 11:52
Romelu Lukaku in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Jamie Carragher: 'Romelu Lukaku was bullied by Dejan Lovren'
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher questions the impact of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in big games after seeing him "bullied" during the Merseyside derby.
Apr 1, 20:12
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
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to continue playing career Stateside?
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is reportedly wanted by United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising, which could see him link up with ex-teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Mar 23, 11:16
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



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