- Mini Bio
- Name: Didier Yves Drogba
- Born: 11th March 1978, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
- Occupation: Professional footballer
- Height: 6' 2" - 1.89m
- Marriage resume: Diakité Lalla 2011 - present date
- 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, the good thing is things can change in a second"Didier Drogba
"People think footballers are all like robots – we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute; it’s very, very physical"Didier Drogba
"I have won many trophies in my time, but nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country"Didier Drogba
"People have an opinion of Africa and it is not so good, but we have to let sport unite us all"Didier Drogba
"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"Didier Drogba
"Most Barcelona fans are kids who have watched football for the first time yesterday"Didier Drogba
"Nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country"Didier Drogba
"I believe a lot in destiny . . . if something didn't happen, it was for a reason"Didier Drogba
"Coaches can teach you two things; Confidence and technique"Didier Drogba
"In England, I’ve never really had a problem with racism"Didier Drogba
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Didier Drogba Biography
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.
Drogba's 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.
When he wasn't banging in goals for Chelsea and the Ivory Coast he was quick witted with a one liner, so this is my compilation of 10 of the best Didier Drogba quotes.
Quotes About Didier Drogba
His Chelsea colleague Frank Lampard was impressed to say:
"People talk about Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, the great strikers, but he is right up there. People that score in finals and in the big games, he is right up there"
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on hoping for relief through his retirement:
"He has always harmed us and he continues. He is a winner and he will be like that until the end of his life"
Sir Alex Ferguson wished he was not so effective against Manchester United:
"I kept saying to people, ‘will somebody please shoot Drogba?’ because his performances were unbelievable"