Born in Abidjan on 11 March 1978 Didier Drogba spent his childhood in his native Ivory Coast and his adopted country, France. Drogba signed for Le Mans in 1998. After achieving a professional contract, he had a respectable first season, scoring seven goals. After that Drogba signing for Olympique de Marseille. Signing for Chelsea in July 2004. He scored 16 goals in 40 games for Chelsea in his first season.

Drogba is a Côte d’Ivoire international and helped the team qualify for its first ever World Cup Finals, to be held in Germany in 2006. In February 2005 he was voted runner-up to Samuel Eto’o in the African Footballer of the Year awards. On March 1, 2007, Ivorian association football (soccer) star Didier Drogba was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2006, after having finished a close second the year before. For Drogba, who played professionally for the London-based Football Association (FA) club Chelsea, it was a personal triumph.

Undoubtedly one of the best centre forwards in the world, Drogba still manages to polarise opinion with his theatrical and temperamental style of play taking the shine off the powerful striker’s incredible talent.

Didier Drogba profile

Name : Didier Drogba

Full Name : Didier Yves Drogba

Nationality : Ivorian

Date of Birth : March 11, 1979

Place of Birth : Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Height : 188 cm

Weight : 84 kg

Position : Striker

Clubs : Le Mans (1998-2002), Guingamp (2002-2003), Marseille (2003-2004), Chelsea FC (2004-…)

International Career : 2002 to present

Squad Number : 11

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