Didier Drogba is an Ivorian forward who is most notably known for being one of the most prolific Premier League goal scorers of all time. Drogba made a name for himself at Chelsea where he helped the club to win three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, two League Cups and one Champions League as well as several individual titles such as the 2007 FIFPro World XI, 2007 & 2012 Cote d'Ivoire Player of the Year and Cote d'Ivoire all-time Top Scorer. Drogba returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2014 re-uniting with former boss Jose Mourinho.
Born on March 11th 1978 Drogba arrived as the club's then record signing for 24 million from Marseille. He has an impressive goal scoring tally when pulling on the national shirt and scores on average twice every three games. Didier moved first to France when he was five, with his uncle who was a professional footballer, but returned to Cote de Ivoire before settling in France in 1991 when his parents also moved there. He signed terms initially with Levallois FC but moved onto Le mans aged 19 and gained his first professional contract.
His next two seasons were troubled by injury, but Guingamp spotted Drogba's potential and bought him in 2002. Didier played well there and scored 17 times when the club finished 7th in Ligue 1, their best ever finish. Drogba was bought by Olympique de Marseille where he won the French player of the year award and received a UEFA Cup runner's up medal in 2004. He moved on to Chelsea where he picked up three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, two League Cups and one Champions League title. Drogba had a spell at Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray in 2012 and 2013 before returning to Chelsea in the summer of 2014. Drogba made his second debut for Chelsea against Burnley on the opening round of the 2014-15 Premier League season. Oscar who was wearing number eleven at the time handed his number over to Drogba so he could switch to number eight.
Currently retired from international duty, Drogba is the greatest Ivorian footballer of all time. Drogba played for Ivory Coast at three World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014. The Ivorian scored 65 goals for Ivory Coast in 104 matches. He won three Ivory Coast player of the Year awards as well as the African Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009.