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: 26/05/2015 02:22 CET
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageIvory CoastIvory Coast2-1JapanJapan2800
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast3000
24.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGreeceGreece2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast7800
18.08.2014English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley1-3ChelseaChelsea600
23.08.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0LeicesterLeicester1000
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-6ChelseaChelsea100
17.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea1-1SchalkeSchalke7400
21.09.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City1-1ChelseaChelsea400
24.09.2014English League CupThird roundChelseaChelsea2-1BoltonBolton1800
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-2ChelseaChelsea100
21.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea6-0MariborMaribor7410
26.10.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United1-1ChelseaChelsea9010
28.10.2014English League CupFourth roundShrewsburyShrewsbury1-2ChelseaChelsea9010
01.11.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1QPRQPR2600
05.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMariborMaribor1-1ChelseaChelsea9000
08.11.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool1-2ChelseaChelsea100
22.11.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0West BromWest Brom600
25.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke0-5ChelseaChelsea2411
29.11.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0ChelseaChelsea1400
03.12.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-0TottenhamTottenham6711
06.12.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-1ChelseaChelsea2310
13.12.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0HullHull1200
16.12.2014English League CupQuarter-finalsDerbyDerby1-3ChelseaChelsea6300
22.12.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-2ChelseaChelsea500
26.12.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-0West HamWest Ham700
28.12.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton1-1ChelseaChelsea1600
04.01.2015English FA CupThird roundChelseaChelsea3-0WatfordWatford8000
24.01.2015English FA CupFourth roundChelseaChelsea2-4BradfordBradford9000
27.01.2015English League CupSemi-finalsChelseaChelsea1-0
31.01.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-1Man. CityMan. City1000
07.02.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ChelseaChelsea6400
11.02.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0EvertonEverton000
21.02.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-1BurnleyBurnley400
01.03.2015English League CupFinalChelseaChelsea2-0TottenhamTottenham100
04.03.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-1ChelseaChelsea100
11.03.2015UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16ChelseaChelsea2-2ParisParis2900
04.04.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1StokeStoke3300
12.04.2015English Premier LeagueQPRQPR0-1ChelseaChelsea9000
18.04.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
26.04.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea4500
29.04.2015English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-3ChelseaChelsea9010
03.05.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
24.05.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea3-1SunderlandSunderland3000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Didier Drogba
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/03/1978 (37)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Chelsea ( ENG)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 91kg

  • 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: 12/03/2015 01:05 CET
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