Didier Drogba

Zone Soccer Player | Didier Drogba | Drogba moved to Chelsea the Following season for a record breaking fee of £ 24 million, making him the most expensive player in history Ivoirian. In Addition, he scored decisive goals in the 2005 Football League Cup Final and in the 2005 FA Community Shield and helped the club win Their first ever Premier League title. The next season he finished as top scorer in the 2006-07 Premier League with 20 goals and also scored the winning goals in the 2007 Football League Cup Final and FA Cup Finals. He won the FA Cup for the second time in 2009, scoring the equalizer in the final. In the 2009-10 season proved instrumental in Chelsea's Drogba Their first winning double in the club's history. This goal makes him the only player to score in six English Cup finals.

The second half of the 2001-02 season saw Drogba the make eleven appearances and score three goals for Guingamp. Drogba retained his place in the team, scoring 19 goals and winning the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Player of the Year award. He also scored five goals in That season's UEFA Champions League and six in the UEFA Cup. Drogba Remains a club legend in Marseille, Despite playing only one season for the club.

Signing for Chelsea in July 2004 for £ 24 million, Drogba scored in his third game for the club with a header against Crystal Palace. After missing two games, Drogba made his return to the Chelsea squad on 24 September against Swansea City. Drogba went on scoring his first goal of the season in a 4-1 win.  Drogba received a red card on 23 October against Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea ended up losing 1-0. Drogba scored his 99th Premier League goal for Chelsea on 25 February 2012, in a 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. Drogba scored his 100th Premier League goal for Chelsea on 10 March 2012, in a 1-0 win over Stoke City.

On 20 June 2010, Drogba Became the first player from an African nation to score against Brazil in a World Cup match, scoring with a header in the 78th minute as the Côte d'Ivoire were Defeated 1-3. Drogba scored the first goal for his team in the tournament against Sudan and his only goal in the group stage. In the quarter finals, Drogba scored twice in the 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea.

Personal information
Didier Yves Drogba Full name Tébily
Date of birth 11 March 1978 (age 34)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 1/2 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 11

Youth career
Levallois 1996-1997
1997-1998 Le Mans

Senior career
years Team
1998-2002 Le Mans 64 (12)
Guingamp 2002-2003 45 (20)
Marseille 2003-2004 35 (19)
2004-Chelsea 221 (100)

National team
2002-Côte d'Ivoire 84 (54)

     Premier League: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10
     Football League Cup: 2004-05, 2006-07
     FA Cup: 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10
     FA Community Shield: 2005, 2009

     Onze d'Or: 2004
     UEFA Cup top scorer: 2004
     Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: 2004
     Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2004
     Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2004
     Ivorian Footballer of the Year: 2006, 2007
     African Footballer of the Year: 2006, 2009
     Chelsea Players' Player of the Year: 2007
     Premier League Golden Boot: 2007, 2010
     PFA Team of the Year: 2007, 2010
     UEFA Team of the Year: 2007
     ESM Team of the Year: 2007
     FIFPro World XI: 2007
     BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2009
     West African Footballer of the Year: 2010
     Chelsea Player of the Year: 2010
     Time Top 100: 2010
     Côte d'Ivoire all-time top scorer
     World Goalgetter of the 21st Century

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