Didier Drogba

Where is Didier Drogba now?

Legendary Chelsea striker Didier Drogba called time on his career in 2018 at the age of 40 after spending a season in the United States with Phoenix Rising.

Starting his career in 1998 with French side Le Mans he went onto make 697 first team appearances scoring 297 for nine clubs including spells in Turkey and China.

His most successful period was during his two spells at Stamford Bridge where he won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Champions League and he also won the Turkish League, cup and Super Cup with Galatasaray and the Western Conference title with Phoenix.

 
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Amongst his club successes he won a string of individual awards including two African Footballer of the Year titles and was twice featured in the top ten for the Balon d’Or trophy.

Internationally, he was also an important member of the Ivory Coast national side between 2002 and 2014 winning 105 caps and scoring 65 goals.

When Drogba signed for Phoenix Rising he also became a part-owner of the club making him the first player-owner in football history. He remains part of the ownership of the club in retirement.

Upon retiring from playing he has continued his charity work with the foundation which he set up in 2007 which provides financial and material support in both health and education to people in Africa.

In 2020 he launched a bid to become president of the Ivory Coast FA but didn’t receive any votes from ex-players in the first round of voting despite being one of the favourites.

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Didier Drogba: Premier League Statistics

NationalityIvory Coast
PositionStriker
Appearances254
Goals Scored104
Yellow Cards44
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forChelsea

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com