African football icon Didier Drogbais one of the richest amongst past and present footballers on the continent. His net worth is still high despite his retirement from football two years ago. According to celebritynetworth.com, Didier Drogba has a net worth of $90m. It was also revealed that the ex-Ivorian national team striker once received an annual salary of $15m.
Didier Drogba was born in Ivory Coast over 42 years ago but he lived most of his early life in France. The Blues legend was a late bloomer as he didn’t start his professional football career until he was 21. His professional debut was at French club Le Mans.He left Le Mans forthen top flight team Guingampfor just £80,000 in 2001 and that was where he began to deliver goals consistently in his second season especially. Didier Drogba scored 17 goals in 34 gamesin his second campaign as a Guingamp player and that earned him a big move to Olympique Marseille in 2003. Marseille paid £3.3m to sign the powerful striker. His lone season at Marseille produced 19 goals before then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who convinced the club to splash £24m on him. Didier Drogba became a cult hero at Stamford Bridge and his legendary status was sealed when he helped the club to end their wait for a Champions League title. Continue reading “DROGBA NET WORTH REVEALED”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he wants the current crop of players at Stamford Bridge to know about the relationship that he enjoyed with Didier Drogba on the pitch and learn from the same. Lampard had a blossoming partnership with Drogba during his time at Stamford Bridge. Both players ended upcontributing to each other’s game in a major way and they were part of the Chelsea spine – that included Petr Cech and John Terry – that would go on to dominate English football for almost a decade. Back at Stamford Bridge but as a manager, Lampard says that he wants to build a similar sort of a relationship amongst players.
The element of team chemistry is often underappreciated in football but there have been various partnerships that have been foundation for success. This season is a lot different at Chelsea due to the arrival of many new players like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Ben Chilwell. There are at least six new players have been signed by the club this season. This increases the need for team chemistry more than ever before. Last season, Chelsea were relatively successful with a young squad because they have been playing from the various youth setups for a long time.
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African football legend Didier Drogba has called for peace in his native Ivory Coast in the aftermath of the Presidential elections in the country. Violence has been the order of the day in the country following the elections which led to the emergence of President AlassaneOuattara again.
Ouattara was recently re-elected as the Ivorian President for a third time. The aftermath of his re-election led to violence in different parts of the country. As at the last count, 85 people have lost their lives and this situation prompted Didier Drogba to call for peace.
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Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba has been named on the list of the best players to grace the African continent.
Drogba, 42, enjoyed an illustrious career at both club and country levels. To this effect, he has been rewarded with a spot on the list of the best 10 players in the history of African football.
According to the ratings made by popular English newspaper The Sun, Drogbawas ranked the thirdbest African player behind Samuel Eto’o and current Liberian president George Weah.
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ESPN pundit Craig Burley believes Chelsea have no inherent risk involved with the Bosman signing of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazil international recently ended his eight-year association with Les Parisiens to join the Blues and Burley feels the centre-back can bring organizational qualities in the club’s backline, which leaked 54 goals in the top-flight last term.
He told: “Although it’s not ideal signing a player who is going to be 36 very soon, he is a player who has just played in the Champions League final and is a player who is hugely experienced, is still fit and sharp enough and can organise and lead that back line – a back line that really struggled for most of the season. There is no inherent risk here, apart from it might not work! It makes absolute sense and Frank Lampard will be hoping that he can bring the organisational qualities that he has done for club and country over the last decade.”
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FIFPro has decided to suspend the FIF election in Ivory Coast as former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba’s candidacy was not supported by the players union, who had previously agreed to support the bid. The Chelsea legend was extremely ambitious and looking forward to becoming the president of the country’s FA. Now, however, the Ivory Coast Footballers Association – also known as AFI – has decided to support current FIF vice presidentIdriss Diallo for the presidency ahead of Drogba. The AFI is one of the five organisations that can support an individual’s candidacy to become the FA president.
FIFPro Africa has decided to distance itself from the AFI position of not supporting Drogba after having initially given support. The legitimate support that has been pulled out from the players union comes as a major shock, as Drogba enjoys immense supportfrom a large section of the Ivory Coast community.FIFPro PresidentPhilippe Piat came up with a signed suspension of the Footballers Association from all of its rights. In response, AFI claimed that it was acting in the best interests of the FA and it does not believe that Drogba is the best candidate right now.
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