Although Didier Drogba was born in the town of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast his family sent him to live with an uncle in France when he was aged 5. It was in France he learned how to play football and after a few difficult teenage years due to injury he signed his first professional contract with Le Mans at the age of 21. His first big break came in 2003 when he signed for Marseilles scoring 19 goals in his first season and winning ligue 1 player of the year. This shone the spotlight on him and Chelsea then signed him for £24 million in 2004 and the story of this Stamford Bridge legend really started to take shape. Ten years later there were trophies galore as during this golden era for Chelsea they won the premier league 4 times, the F.A. cup 4 times, the league cup 4 times and to cap it off they claimed the Champions league in 2012. He had a reputation as big game player and the statistics back this up as he scored in all the cup finals he played in when Chelsea were the victors. He signed off in style as he scored the winning penalty in the Champions league final, a fitting tribute to a true Chelsea legend. Here is my compilation of 7 of the best Didier Drogba quotes.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Didier Yves Drogba
- Born: 11th March 1978, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
- Occupation: Professional footballer
- Position: Centre forward
- Best known for: His two stints at Chelsea where he appeared 254 times and scored 164 goals
- Statesman: He organised an Ivory Coast players statement calling for an end to the civil war in 2006
- Trivia: He has played 104 times for his country Ivory Coast scoring 65 goals between the years 2002 and 2014
"In football . . . things can change in a second"
"When I was young there were a lot of players more talented than me. They had pure talent. But my desire was stronger than their talent"
"Most Barcelona fans are kids who have watched football for the first time yesterday"
"Nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country"
"I believe a lot in destiny . . . if something didn't happen, it was for a reason"
"Coaches can teach you two things; Confidence and technique"
"In England, I’ve never really had a problem with racism"