Didier Drogba, a talented footballer, was born in Abidjad the economic capital of the Ivory Coast.
He has played for European heavy weights such as Marseille and Chelsea (The Blues). The former Blues striker is held in high regard after he helped Chelsea win their first European Cup by defeating Bayern Munich, in the home stadium of Bayern, the Allianz Arena.
Drogba left his home in Abidjad to live with his uncle in France, where his parents and siblings eventually joined him. Drogba had his first big break when he signed for Le Mans, aged 21 years,and was thrust into the public eye when he helped save Guingamp from relegation in 2002. In 2004, aged 26, Chelsea paid £24 million pounds to secure the services of the big Ivorian icon.
Drogba won his first Premier League title with Chelsea in 2005, and in the eight years he was at the club helped the Blues win three Premier Leagues, Four FA Cups, two League Cups and 1 Champions League. Drogba was also a key player in the Ivory Coast national team which qualified for three World cups finals.
Away from Football Drogba has used his celebrity to be a force for good. After a World cup qualification match in 2006 Drogba called for a cease fire in his homeland to end the civil war. The opposing factions obliged and a cease fire was implemented. Drogba has also set up the, “Didier Drogba Foundation”, which supports Ivorian people and vulnerable Africans.