Didier Drogba

  • Date of birth : 11/03/1978
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
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Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba

Clubs: Le Mans UC 72, EA Guingamp, Olympique de Marseille, Chelsea FC, Shanghai Shenhua FC, Galatasaray AŞ.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2008; winner 2012
UEFA Cup: runner-up 2004
UEFA Cup: leading scorer 2004
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year: 2007

• Brought up in the Ivory Coast and France, Drogba was a late starter in the professional game, not making his French league debut until he was 21, for Le Mans.

• Moved to Guingamp in January 2002 and scored 17 Ligue 1 goals in his first full season with the Brittany club, prompting a transfer to Marseille. There he had a sensational 2003/04 campaign, contributing 18 league goals plus five in the UEFA Champions League and six in the UEFA Cup, in which Marseille finished runners-up.

• Voted France's player of the year in 2004, he left OM after one season, joining Chelsea for a club-record fee; won Premier League titles in each of his first two seasons and enjoyed a fine third term in which he scored 33 times, including a Golden Boot-winning tally of 20 in the Premier League plus the decisive strikes in both domestic cup finals.

• Struck his first international goal in February 2003 and went on to become the Ivory Coast's record scorer, his tally including one at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he captained the team; also led Les Éléphants to the runners-up spot at that year's Africa Cup of Nations and in 2012, when he missed a penalty in the final against Zambia with the match goalless.

• Sent off in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final, he scored five goals in the competition in 2008/09 and three more the following campaign. Ended 2009/10 with another Golden Boot, a third league title and a third FA Cup winners' medal after scoring the only goal of the Wembley final against Portsmouth FC.

• Ended his Chelsea career in 2012 as a UEFA Champions League winner, having headed the Blues level in the final against FC Bayern München and scored the decisive penalty in the ensuing shoot-out; also became the first player to find the net in four different FA Cup finals, all victorious, when he registered versus Liverpool FC two weeks earlier.

• Departed Chelsea after their Munich triumph, signing for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua FC, where he scored eight goals in 11 outings before returning to European football with Galatasaray in January 2013.

Last updated: 29/01/13 16.24CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/06/2014 01:06 CET
19.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
25.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray6600
30.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
13.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9010
22.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-3GalatasarayGalatasaray9020
28.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-1RizesporRizespor9000
06.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
19.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KarabüksporKarabükspor9000
27.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor2-4GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
01.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9010
10.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
23.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1SivassporSivasspor800
01.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
06.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-0ElazığsporElazığspor6900
15.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
22.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
28.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-3GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
19.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray7500
22.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundElazığsporElazığspor1-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
26.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
29.01.2014Turkish CupSixth roundGalatasarayGalatasaray3-0ElazığsporElazığspor4510
02.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray6-0BursasporBursaspor7810
17.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray6600
22.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium2-2Ivory CoastIvory Coast4410
08.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray6-1AkhisarAkhisar6920
14.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor0-0GalatasarayGalatasaray8900
06.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast2710
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageIvory CoastIvory Coast2-1JapanJapan000
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast3000
24.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGreeceGreece2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast7800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Didier Drogba
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/03/1978 (36)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Galatasaray ( TUR)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 91kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    13/08/03: Austria Wien 0-1 Marseille

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 25/06/2014 01:06 CET
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