15 Facts About Didier Drogba

1. In November 2014, Didier Drogba appeared in FIFA's "11 against Ebola" campaign with a selection of top football players from around the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Gareth Bale and Xavi.

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2. In September 2011, Didier Drogba joined the Truth, Reconciliation and Dialogue Commission as a representative to help return peace to his home nation.

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3. One of the greatest African players ever, Didier Drogba is usually ranked among the three greatest African strikers, alongside George Weah and Samuel Eto'o.

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4. Aside from his goalscoring ability, Didier Drogba is capable of providing assists to his teammates.

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5. In the final against Zambia, Didier Drogba missed a penalty kick in the last 15 minutes of the game, which ended with their loss for the second time by penalty shootout.

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6. On 15 June 2010, Didier Drogba was cleared by FIFA to play in the Ivory Coast's first group game against Portugal wearing a protective cast on his broken arm.

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7. On 4 June 2010, Didier Drogba was injured in a friendly match with Japan.

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8. In July 2017 Didier Drogba attracted attention after scoring an impressive last-minute free kick in a game against Orange County to tie the game.

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9. On 27 July 2015, Didier Drogba signed a Designated Player contract with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact, believed to be 18 months in length.

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10. On 24 May 2015, Didier Drogba announced that Chelsea's final game of the season against Sunderland would be his last as a Chelsea player.

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11. On 28 January 2013, Didier Drogba agreed to a one-and-a-half-year deal with Super Lig team Galatasaray.

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12. On 19 June 2012, Didier Drogba declared he would be joining Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, linking up with his former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka.

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13. On 31 December 2011, Didier Drogba scored his 150th goal for Chelsea against Aston Villa, putting him level with Peter Osgood and Roy Bentley in terms of the club's top scorers of all time.

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14. On 26 April 2008, Didier Drogba faced controversy after a clash with Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic.

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15. In 2018, Didier Drogba retired from professional football at the age of 40.

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