Welcome to the Official Fan Site of Didier Drogba
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily was born on 11 March 1978 and currently plays for the English Premier League side Chelsea and the Ivory Coast national team. Strong on the ball, powerful in the air, good shooting ability and strong physical presence has made Didier Drogba one of the best strikers in the world. On a good day he can cause chaos in the opposition half and win a game on his own. However he has a tendency to be too theatrical and exaggerating tackles thus making himself unpopular with the opposition defenders and fans.
He is the all-time top scorer of the Côte d’Ivoire national football team.
He is the most expensive Côte d’Ivoire player in history.
He was sent to France by his parents to live with his uncle, Michel Goba in order to have his chance as a footballer.
Drogba scored his first goal for Chelsea in a match against Crystal Palace back in 2004.
He was runner-up to Cristiano Ronaldo in the PFA Player of the Year awards in 2007.
He was also named Ivorian Player of the Year in 2007.
He won his first cap for his national team on 8 September 2002 against South Africa.
Drogba is married to Diakité Lalla, a Malian woman and the couple has 3 children.
His mother nicknamed him “Tito”, after President Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia whom she admired.
He won the Ligue de Football Professionnel’s Player of the Year award for the 2003/2004 season.