- Didier Drogba enjoyed a stellar football career after moving to France at a very young age from the Ivory Coast
- The former Chelsea player, who was twice African Player of the Year, has shared heartwarming photos of where it all started
- Didier Drogba had the best years of his career at Chelsea, in the English Premier League, in the early 2000s.
Legendary Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba has shared photos from his youth at US Dunkirk.
The former Ivorian captain left Africa at a very young age for France, where he started his football at US Dunkirk.
In a post on social mediaDrogba revealed how it all started, as he played grassless pitches at Stamford Bridge.
“Where it all started,” the ex-Chelsea star wrote with photos from his youth.
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Drogba spent most of his early career at Dunkirk before joining Le Mans to start his professional career.
He moved to Guingamp in 2002 and after showing enormous talent, moved to Olympique de Marseille the following year. He left for Chelsea after a successful campaign at Marseille.
Drigba became a legend after an initial eight-year stint with the Blues, where he won several titles including the UEFA Champions League.
He played 105 times for Ivory Coast, scoring 65 goals before retiring.
Peter Drury names Drogba as one of the greatest African players to play in England
Earlier, sports briefs reported that popular football commentator Peter Drury mentioned Mohamed Salah and Didier Drogba as some of the greatest Africans he has seen playing in the English Premier League.
Touching photos of Mohamed Salah admiring his stunning mural near Anfield emerge
Drury has been a regular voice on television screens at England’s top-flight games and has seen many players come through the most lucrative league in the world.
In an interview with Kenyan sports journalist Eric Njiru, Drury put Salah at the top of his list.
Zaha picks Henry over Drogba as his best EPL striker of all time
Wilfried Zaha has rated Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as his best Premier League striker of all time.
The Crystal Palace striker became lyrical about Henry when asked to name his best Premier League striker.
Zaha also placed Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo second and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba third. Henry who was part of the invincible team in 2004 was Zaha’s childhood hero.