Didier Yves Drogba Tébily, known as Didier Drogba, is a footballer from the Ivory Coast who currently plays in L’Impact de Montréal.
Didier Drogba was born on March 11, 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In 1989, a severe economic crisis shook the entire country, his parents were out of work, the situation was very critical and chose to send back his son to France with his uncle (had lived there with him previously). In 1993, the Ivorian moved to Paris to live with his parents, who have permanently left Ivory Coast economic problems. In the Paris suburbs began to make a name when signing his first contract with a professional club: the Levallois. He was 15. It was in the Levallois two seasons and became the star of the team.
Although the Levallois got to play in the French Second Division, his next goal was to play in Le Championnat. Clubs like Paris Saint Germain had already been interested in him. However, with 19 years broken foot, an injury that kept him off the field several months. Still, Le Mans, a club that had interest in him, signed him to test him.
In that club knows the person who marked his life as a footballer, Marc Westerloppe, club coach Sarthe region. He spent four seasons was in the team until the middle of the 2001-2002 season, he jumped to first division with Guingamp.
In the club Côtes d’Armor, its final takeoff took place. After a poor first season in minutes, during 2002-2003 Drogba played 34 games scoring 17 goals, and price increases tremendously. The club went on to sell Olympique Marseille for 6 million euros.
With his move to Marseille, Drogba fulfills the dream of signing for a big club. In Marseille, where he played only one season, scores 19 goals in 35 games, which are worth to reach the final of the UEFA Cup, where his team lost against Valencia (Spain). That year, Drogba is elected Player of the French League.
Having become international by Les elefants (nickname of the national team), the challenge arises to play in a stronger league. Chelsea (UK) Russian billionaire Abramovich is interested in him, and in the summer of 2004, became the most expensive signing in the history of the London club (24 million pounds).
In England, the hand of the Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho, start collecting titles. After winning the League Cup earlier this season, the Premier League champion, establishing himself as one of the pillars of the team is proclaimed. It was in the English quipo until 2012. At that time, tranformó in the fourth scorer of Chelsea FC, with 151 goals in 9 seasons, achieving the highest average goal in club history, and considered the most powerful attacker in its history, as his 151 goals earned him both the front and Chelsea obtaining 10 titles in English football three Premier League, three FA CUP two English League Cups and two FA Community Shield. On May 19, 2012, Drogba crowned champions for the first time in the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea at the Allianz Arena.
In June 2012 signed for Shanghai Shenhua Chinese, but leaves the club by economic problems it. It was decided to leave on a free transfer with the player with the highest salary the club and Chelsea talks with the player for the transfer.
In January 2013 signed for Galatasaray SK, staying one season and a half in the Turkish quipo. At this time they get the Turkish Cup, Turkish Super League, the Cup Winners Cup Turkey and Turkey. Returns to Chelsea in 2014 but in July 2015 made official his move to the club L’Impact de Montréal Major League Soccer, through the official club website. Drogba has a contract year and a half, receiving 3 million annually.
Representing his country, Didier Drogba has participated in 3 World Cups and five African Cups.
-family and friends called him Tito.
-At age five, his parents sent him to France to live with his uncle, Michel Goba, a professional footballer. At age 8, he returned with them.
-He has two younger brothers, Joël and Freddy, who are also players.
-He started playing football in the car parks of their neighborhood.
-In 2010, Levallois SC, the first club he played Drogba, he named his new stadium ‘Stade Didier Drogba’.
-He has his own foundation: The Didier Drogba Foundation. For this social work, the United Nations Development Programme, name him Goodwill Ambassador.
-TIME magazine named him the one of the 100 most influential people of 2010.
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