My career in pictures… Didier Drogba

By on January 20, 2011 - 100 views

11 March, 1978: Didier Drogba is born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He moves to France at the age of five to live with his uncle.

1997: After numerous performances in youth teams, Drogba makes his professional debut aged 18 for Ligue 2 club Le Mans.

December, 2001: Halfway through the 2001/02 season, Ligue 1 club Guingamp purchase Drogba for £80,000.

2002/03: Drogba gains admirers by scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances in Ligue 1.

2003: The Ivorian moves to Olympique de Marseille for £3.3m.

2004: Drogba nets 19 goals, finishing top goalscorer for Marseille. In turn, he helps the French club to the 2004 UEFA Cup Final.

July, 2004: Drogba signs for Chelsea for a record breaking fee of £24m, making him the most expensive Côte d’Ivoire player in history. He helps The Blues to their first ever Premier League title.

2006: The striker wins the league title with Chelsea before captaining his national side during the 2006 World Cup.

2007: Drogba finished as top scorer in the 2006/07 season with 20 goals and also slams home the winning goals in the League Cup Final and FA Cup Final.

2010: Winning his second Golden Boot with 29 goals, he scores the only goal in Chelsea’s victory over Portsmouth in the 2010 FA Cup Final.

One Comment

  1. David Clark junior

    June 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    look,Drogba is the most important player that i have ever seen next to MR.George Weah,so let no team take him from us.

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