Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba
Montreal Impact
Real Name: Didier Drogba
HT: 6' 2" WT: 201
Designated Player
Age: 38 (03/11/1978)
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired via sign-and-trade with Chicago Fire.

Didier Drogba made an explosive start to his time in Montreal, scoring 11 goals in 11 games, and only nine starts. He cooled off in the 2015 playoffs, only managing one goal in three appearances, and will be on a quest to help the Impact win some silverware in 2016.

OUTSIDE MLS: Drogba started in France, playing for LeMans, Guingamp and Olympique Marseille. He then joined Chelsea, where he played 381 games with English giant between 2004 and 2012, and during the 2014-15 season. The Ivorian player is also one of the best strikers in English Premier League history with 104 goals and 63 assists in 254 games. He helped the London club win four Premier League titles (2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2014-15), four FA Cup titles (2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12) and three League Cup titles (2004-05, 2006-07, 2014-15). He won the Premier League Golden Boot twice. He added to his English football legend status when he scored the tying goal and the winning penalty kick that gave Chelsea their first ever UEFA Champions League title, in 2012 against Bayern Munich. Following his Chelsea career, Drogba enjoyed successful spells with Chinese Premier League side Shanghai Shenhua, and Turkish club Galatasaray SK.

INTERNATIONAL: Drogba played 105 games with the Ivory Coast National Team between 2002 and 2014, concluding his career as the Elephants all-time scorer with 65 goals, while also finishing in third place for most appearances. As captain of the team, he took part in three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010 & 2014) and five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He announced his retirement from international soccer on August 8, 2014, after playing his final game on June 24 against Greece during the FIFA World Cup. He was named the African Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009, as well as the Ivory Coast Player of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2012.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2016Montreal Impact221810165069035261151
2015Montreal Impact119118701472119510
Career Totals-3327212520713756451661
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