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Didier Drogba

About Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba (Born: March 11, 1978) is a Chelsea FC forwarder (striker) and is a native of Ivory Coast.

Drogba helped Chelsea win the 2010 English Premier League championip with his hattrick.

Professional Biography

As Footballer

In March 09, he denied he was part of a player conspiracy to get Luiz Felipe Scolari the sack.

In August 09, Nicolas Anelka said that he and Drogba can become Europes most fearsome forwards.

In February 2010, Inter Milan's Walter Samuel believes he can choke Drogba.

In April 2010, he reckoned winning the Premier League title in 2010 would give him a better feeling than Chelseas 2006 triumph.

In May 2010, he pledged his future to Chelsea and insisted that he is not going anywhere.

He also suggested Liverpool's top scorer Fernando Torres to accept an offer from The Blues if it comes his way.

In June 2010, he had a successful operation on his broken arm, but remains doubtful for his countrys opener against Portugal on June 15, 2010.

In June 2010, he revealed that he would have accepted any offer to play for France to avoid being locked up by his countrys military ruler 10 years ago.

In July 2010, his agent revealed that he is in talks with Manchester City over a 20 million pound move.

2012 Champions League Semifinal

Chelsea played against Barcelona in the semifinal of the 2012 Champions League. Didier Drogba scored the only goal in the first leg of the semifinal at Stamford Bridge. Though, he received praise for his match winning efforts, critics slammed him for his amateur dramatics. According to a statistician Drogba is guilty of wasting six minutes in the match. Manchester United star Wayne Rooney tweeted, "Drogba. Your a good player but pls get up," referring to Drogba continuously diving in the match. However, Chelsea interim coach Roberto Di Matteo backed Drogba saying every team indulges in such tactics once they are leading the game.

Move to Shanghai Shenhua

In April 2012, reports surfaced that Didier Drogba has signed a two-year deal to play for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. The deal will earn the striker 130,000 pounds a week after tax. He will join his former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka, who has been appointed player-coach for the Shanghai Shenhua team. The reports came after Drogba helped Chelsea win the first leg of the semifinal of Champions League against Barcelona.

Didier Drogba in News

Didier Drogba lands in China, receives grand welcome from Shanghai Shenhua fans
Didier Drogba reaches China to join Shanghai Shenhua football club. He received a grand welcome by approximately 750 fans.

Chinese clubs eyeing Rooney to conquer football world
Chinese clubs are eyeing Manchester United player Wayne Rooney and other young Premier League stars in a bid to help them conquer the football world.

Maradona says Al Wasl cannot match wages offered by Shanghai Shenhua for Drogba
United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl boss Diego Maradona has said former Chelsea star Didier Drogba playing at his club would be a dream, although he admitted they cannot match the 10 million pound deal Shanghai Shenhua have offered to him despite of being rich.

Maradona set to persuade Drogba to choose Al Wasl over Shanghai Shenhua
Al Wasl manager Diego Maradona is trying to convince ex-Chelsea star striker Didier Drogba over joining the United Arab Emirates side.

Drogba in talks with Mourinho to play for Real Madrid
The hero of Chelsea's Champions League triumph, Didier Drogba, is considering a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.

Thousands mob Chelsea star Drogba as he carries Olympic flame
Thousands of screaming fans mobbed Chelsea star Didier Drogba as he carried the Olympic flame through Swindon.

Lampard says Drogba is best striker he has ever played with
Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba, saying that the Ivorian is the best striker he has played with ever.

Drogba says Torres could fill his boots at Chelsea
Didier Drogba has said Spanish striker Fernando Torres could easily fill his boots at Chelsea.

'Departing' Drogba says he would have stayed if Chelsea hadn't won Champions League
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who has announced that he would be leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, has claimed he wouldn't have taken the decision to leave the club if they hadn't beaten Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at Allianz Arena to become the European champions.

Drogba reveals ridiculing ex-boss Villas-Boas when he said Chelsea would win CL
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed how he ridiculed former boss Andre Villas-Boas last November when he suggested the club could win the Champions League.

Chelsea targets Atletico Madrid striker Falcao to replace Drogba
Atletico Madrid's 50 million pound rated striker Radamel Falcao is Chelsea's top priority buy in the upcoming transfer window, and would be expected to replace outgoing Didier Drogba at the club.

German media slams Chelsea's 'farce, accidental' CL triumph over Bayern
Chelsea's penalty shoot-out win in the Champions League over Bayern Munich hasn't seem to go down well with German media, as they slammed the Blues' win as 'farce' and an 'accident'.

RiRi parties with Chelsea stars in London nightclub
Rihanna teamed up with several Chelsea players on Sunday night in London following the club's European Cup victory.

Lampard and Bleakley celebrate Chelsea's victory with 2nd party
Frank Lampard and girlfriend Christine Bleakley celebrated Chelsea's Champions League win with a second night of partying in London.

Drogba news pushes Chinese soccer enthusiasm amid spending spree
The guessing game for which famous soccer star will be the next to land in China went hotly on as more big names were linked to the Chinese soccer.

Torres discontented with playing 'second-fiddle' role at Chelsea despite CL triumph
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has said he is unhappy with playing a second-fiddle role to Didier Drogba at the club, and would consider his future at the club before the start of next season.

Lampard hails Drogba for Champions League victory
Chelsea striker Frank Lampard has hailed Didier Drogba for the club's dramatic win in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Capello keen to be full-time Chelsea manager
Former England manager Fabio Capello is keen to take up the vacant manager's position at Chelsea but at the same time is also contemplating taking up a highly-rewarding job of United Arab Emirate's head coach.

Barca keen to snare Didier Drogba from Chelsea
Barcelona is believed to be keen to snare Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on a free transfer.

Drogba may stay at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea plans contract talks after CL final
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba can still end his career at Stamford Bridge as club chief executive Ron Gourlay reveals they would hold contract talks with the Ivorian after the Champions League final.

Villas -Baos to continue as Chelsea manager irrespective of title race performance
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has confirmed that manager Andre Villas-Boas will continue in the post irrespective of his team's performance in the title race this season.

Chinese football clubs try to lure Drogba
Top football clubs from China are trying hard to lure Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to play for them.

Lampard likely to follow Drogba in quitting Chelsea
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is likely to follow his team-mate Didier Drogba in quitting the club.

Villas-Boas says Torres not for sale at any price
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has said that striker Fernando Torres is not for sale, as reports appeared that he was available for a cut-price of 20 million pounds in the January transfer window.

Chelsea ready to sell flop striker Torres for 20 million pounds
Chelsea is reportedly prepared to sell striker Fernando Torres and will listen to any club prepared to offer around 20 million pounds in next month's transfer window.

Anelka becomes most expensive player in Chinese football
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed to play for soccer club Shanghai Shenhua for 20 million pounds, making him the most expensive player in the history of Chinese football.

'My future is not important', says Chelsea's Drogba
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, whose contract runs out at the end of the 2011-12 football season, has shrugged off talk about his future at the club, and said that what's important for him, is helping Chelsea to win games and qualify for the Champions League.

Villas-Boas' training-ground confrontation spelt end for Anelka, Alex
A training-ground confrontation between Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and his players led to the shock announcement that midfielder Nicolas Anelka and defender Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa would be made available in the January transfer window, it has been revealed.

Drogba says he maybe forced to leave Chelsea
A double strike against Spanish football club Valencia notwithstanding, striker Didier Drogba has said that he may consider leaving Chelsea FC if they don't give him an acceptable contract.

Chelsea's Drogba says coach Villas-Boas is too tough to crack
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has described coach Andre Villas-Boas as a tough nut to crack, even as the club faces mounting Champions League pressure.

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