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Didier Drogba

Born: March 11, 1978 (age 40)

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 1,095 articles about Didier Drogba. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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
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 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
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
Jamie Redknapp: 'Frank Lampard the best goalscoring midfielder'
Jamie Redknapp pays tribute to retiring Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Feb 2, 20:39
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
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
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
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

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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