How GOOD was Didier Drogba?

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Africa has produced some of the most iconic strikers of all time in the past few decades.

Amongst the talent that the continent has had to offer, you’ll often hear names such as Samuel Eto’o, George Weah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to name a few.

However only one of these players has ever directly contributed towards ending a civil war within their country, while also being known as the ultimate big game players out there. Otherwise known as a “clutch" player.

That man is Didier Drogba.

Highly renowned for his brute strength, pace, ball striking technique and overall selflessness, Drogba was truly one of a kind.

In his incredible career he has won every trophy on offer at club level and did so in style.

But perhaps you can’t recall how prolific this man once was. After all, he has been retired for a few years now.

So, with that being said, how good was Didier Drogba, really?

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  1. Football Iconic
    Football Iconic
    9 mesi fa

    Correction for 12:18: Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013. He was there for a full season before bringing Drogba back. Apologies for the error!

    1. Walker
      Walker
      5 giorni fa

      Do video about macedonian best football player Goran Pandev 🇲🇰

    2. Noobtiles
      Noobtiles
      Mese fa

      Also at 8:29 it says "33 appearances and 60 goals". This was either a mistake or Drogba was truly a phenomenal striker xd

    3. Steve Kantell
      Steve Kantell
      4 mesi fa

      Also 1:18The capital city of Ivory coast is Yamoussoukro not Abidjan

  2. Ojas Mehta
    Ojas Mehta
    2 giorni fa

    A good player but a bit Overrated

  3. matt saunders
    matt saunders
    5 giorni fa

    What a legend he always scores against us and I still can't forget knocking us out in ufea semi final with that goal.

  4. Danen Sosnore
    Danen Sosnore
    6 giorni fa

    Fun fact: Mourinho chose Drogba over Ronaldinho. Both had successful careers but why didn't he bring both? Another fun fact: Real Madrid apparently chose Beckham over Ronaldinho because he was too 'ugly'. Safe to say Barca didn't care about brand image

  5. radafus link
    radafus link
    16 giorni fa

    KSI be like : DDDDDDDDDDRRRROOOOGGGGGBAAAAAAAA

  6. chingchingching
    chingchingching
    19 giorni fa

    one of my fav stricker of all time❤️

  7. yasinyeet69
    yasinyeet69
    21 giorno fa

    Drogba is good but Eto'o will always be king.

  8. Andy André
    Andy André
    23 giorni fa

    Great video....I like the stats you put up.... Though kindly compare this to DAILY DOSE OF FOOTBALL CHANNEL...it's a bit more detailed and accurate in that chanel the life of Drogba Once again great video though

  9. Kris SET
    Kris SET
    26 giorni fa

    LEGEND. No other word can describe him as a footballer.

  10. westboy
    westboy
    27 giorni fa

    Absolute legend, I love him to death and I'm not even a Chelsea fan.

  11. Wira
    Wira
    29 giorni fa

    mourinho saying that in his 2nd month of employment is a sigma male grindset material

  12. Fapple Sau5
    Fapple Sau5
    29 giorni fa

    KING DROGBA!!!

  13. Konrad D
    Konrad D
    29 giorni fa

    As a fcBayer fan i still remeber the cl final Drogba won. They had .5 scoring chances the entire 9p minutes but because of derogba they some how still managed to score

  14. Charly Omega
    Charly Omega
    Mese fa

    I wish I was old enough to watch Drogba every week, as an ivorian chelsea fan, I absolutely love him

  15. Ashton Monteiro
    Ashton Monteiro
    Mese fa

    How is Aubameyang part of this Legendary club of African Legends

  16. Quintessence 5⃣
    Quintessence 5⃣
    Mese fa

    🐐

  17. Dex
    Dex
    Mese fa

    In 2004 Drogba was Chelsea record signing at 24 million pounds...boy times have changed.

  18. Ghazeeman
    Ghazeeman
    Mese fa

    That header against Bayern in the UCL final was one of the greatest header goals I have ever seen

  19. Adebanjo Oladele
    Adebanjo Oladele
    Mese fa

    There can only be a replica but not Didier Drogba

  20. Dimal Tabuni
    Dimal Tabuni
    Mese fa

    He is not as good like Messi or Ronaldo, but he had insting, power, and heart, passion to play football. Thank God we have him at Chelsea.

  21. salman05033
    salman05033
    Mese fa

    My favorite team is Real Madrid, and Chelsea became after, I loved Chelsea because of him, my legend Drogba.

  22. Matt Haze
    Matt Haze
    Mese fa

    Good. But not as good as the King Henry

  23. A M
    A M
    Mese fa

    Will always be God like at Chelsea.

  24. Dont be fooled By Jumla!
    Dont be fooled By Jumla!
    Mese fa

    I loved him more than Ronaldo when he was there at Chelsea. Loved the Lampard Terry and Drogba and Mourinho as coach

  25. Bubu
    Bubu
    Mese fa

    How. An you mention Aubameyang in the same sentence as Drogba ,Eto, and Weah??? That’s a crime

  26. Minh Tiến Nguyễn
    Minh Tiến Nguyễn
    Mese fa

    It's not about scoring most goals , it's about making impacts at important moment, when your team need you the most.

  27. casey diepo
    casey diepo
    Mese fa

    Drogba aka the King of wembley... This man used to punish Arsenal I am sure he gave Arsene wenger nightmares

  28. D W
    D W
    Mese fa

    Top 5 strikers in PL History: Henry Shearer Rooney Aguero Drogba

  29. eric bandar
    eric bandar
    Mese fa

    Legend!!!!!!!

  30. Enzo S
    Enzo S
    Mese fa

    Great big game player but never Prolific

  31. Sugarist0
    Sugarist0
    Mese fa

    8:31 Appearances: 33 Goals: 60

    1. Football Iconic
      Football Iconic
      Mese fa

      👀

  32. Leslie C. Mateveke
    Leslie C. Mateveke
    Mese fa

    "What are you doing back there ...." the most African parent statement. Thanks uncle, at Chelsea, you need to be appreciated more

  33. Power Of Berzerker
    Power Of Berzerker
    Mese fa

    Absolute fuckin icon!

  34. iamnotkobe
    iamnotkobe
    Mese fa

    Always hated him when I was a young fan of Manchester United, After grown up, now I can appreciate greatness from all these rivals players, namely Henry, Terry, Gerrard, Drogba and Crespo.

  35. Is This A Good Username
    Is This A Good Username
    Mese fa

    8:28 60 goals in 33 games 😉

  36. Anthony Waithaka
    Anthony Waithaka
    Mese fa

    He was Legendary Best striker in his time

  37. ELSUE JOHNSON
    ELSUE JOHNSON
    Mese fa

    This video only bolstered my strong belief that this Drogba was highly underrated. Drogba was not just a goal scorer. He simply won and titles followed him. Whenever I think Chelsea I think DIDIER DROGBA. Just seeing him on the team was enough to make you know you were sure to win....

  38. attk177
    attk177
    Mese fa

    you forgot to mention Drogbas goal celebration, which is one of the best and most iconic out there

  39. hario adiprabowo
    hario adiprabowo
    Mese fa

    A winner, a champion, a lagend

  40. Carefreeblues
    Carefreeblues
    Mese fa

    Tuchel's Chelsea at time of writing has only conceded one goal in 4 EPL games, and that was through a Mo Salah penalty. At current rate Chelsea would only concede 10 goals this season! I think this current Chelsea squad will break or at the very least match that defensive record of Mou's Chelsea.

  41. Lyndale Kirk
    Lyndale Kirk
    Mese fa

    the most disrespected player

  42. Bernhard Sonn
    Bernhard Sonn
    Mese fa

    13:43 lampard.... wow how

  43. LangCaster
    LangCaster
    Mese fa

    How GOOD was Didier Drogba? Best striker i've seen in 16 years. The goals were amazing

  44. Angryblimp Powell
    Angryblimp Powell
    Mese fa

    horrendously overrated player

  45. Anthony Freeman Hole
    Anthony Freeman Hole
    Mese fa

    Drogba is definitely one of the top 10 greatest ever strikers without a shadow of a doubt

  46. Joliie
    Joliie
    Mese fa

    Drogba and Anelka on top, what's not to like.

  47. Naomi Ottawa
    Naomi Ottawa
    Mese fa

    The BEST Premier league striker there has EVER been !🤩

  48. Flippy Flappy
    Flippy Flappy
    Mese fa

    Africa hasnt produced Aubameyang, France has

  49. Reginald Morton
    Reginald Morton
    Mese fa

    He the main reason I'm a Chelsea man.... royal blue 4 life...man

  50. DIARIO DE NOTICIAS PATRIA MOREIRA
    DIARIO DE NOTICIAS PATRIA MOREIRA
    Mese fa

    Henry, Van Nistelrooy y Rooney, no llevaron a la cúspide del fútbol mundial a sus respectivos clubes, si bien fueron importantes y muy goleadores... EN CAMBIO DROGBÁ TRANSFORMÓ EL CHELSEA Y LA PREMIER LEAGUE PARA SIEMPRE, LLEVANDO UN EQUIPO SIN HISTORIA A SER HOY UNO DE LOS EQUIPOS MÁS GRANDES DE EUROPA!, CONQUISTANDO LA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.... DROGBÁ ES EL MEJOR CENTRODELANTERO DE LA HISTORIA, PORQUE NADIE HIZO LO MISMO...NUNCA MÁS NI ANTES EN MAS DE CIEN AÑOS DE FÚTBOL... SALÚD REY ELEFANTE....

  51. samroxeva
    samroxeva
    Mese fa

    He was his own style bruh... winning the Champs league was such a beautiful way to end his time at Chelsea. He had a little bit of everything skill-wise, was a monster athletically & finished well.

  52. Nik Ahmed Kamil
    Nik Ahmed Kamil
    Mese fa

    Drogba is like Zlatan in chelsea for me. The Forever King .

  53. Dada 92
    Dada 92
    Mese fa

    I don't blame him after the Barca game i don't think i should even call it a game.

  54. akoh john
    akoh john
    Mese fa

    Drogba was the original target man

  55. Brzee Lee
    Brzee Lee
    Mese fa

    drogba totally blew my mind with some of his long range goals when I first started watching prem league.

  56. Gamey Orange1510
    Gamey Orange1510
    Mese fa

    drogbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  57. Iain Sutherland
    Iain Sutherland
    Mese fa

    I’m not a CFC fan but I always said he was the striker I’d take if in top form, absolute class. He was also a tremendous defender ! The amount of times he’d win the ball and clear it from opposition set pieces was unbelievable, what a great asset to any team looking to defend.

  58. Rob Blake
    Rob Blake
    Mese fa

    Drogba was class, went from selfish to selfless . Worked his docks off for Chelskei

  59. 1 don
    1 don
    Mese fa

    U need to ask arsenal why this man so good 😭😭😂😂😂😂

  60. Kevin Kerr
    Kevin Kerr
    Mese fa

    Didier Drogba was the quintessential #9. I dare say that he was the greatest centre forward in Chelsea's history. He deserves a statue in Stamford Bridge!

  61. Obed Asumadu
    Obed Asumadu
    Mese fa

    DIDIER CLUTCH DROGBA

  62. Nicholas Wright
    Nicholas Wright
    Mese fa

    Drogba is without a doubt one of the best strikers to ever play and the best striker Chelsea has ever had, PERIOD.

  63. Mindfull
    Mindfull
    Mese fa

    Drogba was a phenominal player

  64. Robert Roach
    Robert Roach
    Mese fa

    LEGEND

  65. Cow • 13 years ago
    Cow • 13 years ago
    Mese fa

    Lukaku is the new Drogba

  66. OSMAN TOSUM
    OSMAN TOSUM
    Mese fa

    ONE OF THE BEST CENTRE FORWARDS. IN THE MODERN ERA HIS WORK RATE WAS PHENOMENAL UP THERE WITH THE LIKES OF VAN BASTEN. IN MY OPINION

  67. chichiboy here
    chichiboy here
    Mese fa

    Didier Drogba played a big part in my joining Chelsea as a fan. So proud of him as an African brother.

  68. Jamie Gorman
    Jamie Gorman
    Mese fa

    Easy amazing

  69. Sheriff Folarin
    Sheriff Folarin
    Mese fa

    FIFA Ballon D'or Winner that was not. Drogba was greater than some overpriced and overhyped players of today.

  70. Achee Kennedy
    Achee Kennedy
    Mese fa

    Greatest player ever

  71. Kaiser Soze
    Kaiser Soze
    Mese fa

    More than just a man.

  72. whatcha lookinat
    whatcha lookinat
    Mese fa

    An absolute leader. Was the spearhead of the spine during Chelsea's most successful period. Won everything. Humble, inspirational and a fucking legend.

  73. viperdriver82
    viperdriver82
    Mese fa

    My baller dat....Gena Gena

  74. channel
    channel
    Mese fa

    8:32 33 goals in 60 Appearances*. Typo i guess

    1. Football Iconic
      Football Iconic
      Mese fa

      Lol yep

  75. Áron Rődel
    Áron Rődel
    Mese fa

    Hes defo a Legend 💙

  76. Moses John . Pedro
    Moses John . Pedro
    Mese fa

    He was the reason I loved football He was my hero 💙

  77. Emmanuel Awuah
    Emmanuel Awuah
    Mese fa

    Drogba was not a top notch striker... He was a beauty to watch 😂 Those Arsenal goals He's a legend 👏

  78. The Culture Of Man Chad
    The Culture Of Man Chad
    Mese fa

    What a man!

  79. SŁY ĪŃk
    SŁY ĪŃk
    Mese fa

    Legend 🙌❤️💪

  80. B GF
    B GF
    Mese fa

    Drogba made me love football! I love this man.

  81. good Engineer
    good Engineer
    2 mesi fa

    What does 9/11 mean to the people who live in Afghanistan and the Americans troops fighting there?

  82. good Engineer
    good Engineer
    2 mesi fa

    DD WAS NOT GOOD,HE WAS SPECIAL

  83. Jay Morton
    Jay Morton
    2 mesi fa

    All them goals and you showing the same one he misses

  84. joab obosi
    joab obosi
    2 mesi fa

    The greatest of all time at Chelsea and African football

  85. Adebowale Omikunle
    Adebowale Omikunle
    2 mesi fa

    The most complete striker ever to grace the EPL, Didier Drogba!

  86. Adamin
    Adamin
    2 mesi fa

    People need to look at Drogbas goal involvements per minute at Chelsea to understand how prolific he really was

  87. Ehiokioya Joshua Uyiosa
    Ehiokioya Joshua Uyiosa
    2 mesi fa

    And my friends will be telling me that vardy is better

  88. ApexNinja21
    ApexNinja21
    2 mesi fa

    I’m a man united fan, and I love many other strikers but didier Drogba was on another level with his technique, Ariel threat and world class finishing. BTW he also said in an interview that his hardest defenders he Had played against where VIDIC and FERDINAND.

  89. Sushant Shrestha
    Sushant Shrestha
    2 mesi fa

    He is the best

  90. SOMÉA AFRIKA.
    SOMÉA AFRIKA.
    2 mesi fa

    Drogba

  91. Dolapo Funmilayo
    Dolapo Funmilayo
    2 mesi fa

    King Didier

  92. Inner Growth with Osezuah Elimihe
    Inner Growth with Osezuah Elimihe
    2 mesi fa

    Drogba, or Didier? Both, Didier Drogba, damn, this is an incomparable striker, Drogba wasn't a king, unless you saw him as a God King, then you'd be right. Chelsea hasn't had a player like him...wait did they ever have one like him before him? Didier Drogba always brings tears of appreciation to my eyes. GOD bless you Drogba!

  93. Jon Lib Wilson I Abella
    Jon Lib Wilson I Abella
    2 mesi fa

    For the youth of today, if you wanted a lone target man/ playmaking centre forward to lead a team's frontline forward trident in today's modern pressing game, that would be Didier Drogba. Pretty much what most managers like Deschamps/Klopp sees in Giroud/Firmino respectively. Drogba, however, was levels better. Didier was as strong as 2 top center backs, domineering in the air, had the nimble feet of a ballerina, magnetic ball control, 2 footed, cracking shot power, high work rate & pacey, clinical on the biggest moments, & great off pitch attitude/persona w/ leadership. He was a midfield maestro in a defender's body playing as the striker. A centre back pair's nightmare & a manager's dream. Unshakeable on the defensive line and when even on ball which freed up so much space for wide forwards or late midfield runners. Off-ball he would tussle with the opposition defense line, get thrown a long pass & stick it somehow then release or anchor for a teammate then pivot to the danger box. His goal tally -the primary kpi for a striker - does not reflect his true ability since he contributed so many more intangibles and allowed teammates to flourish. He has a golden boot to prove he can be a top scorer when needed be but his primary function at Chelsea was to be the attacking conduit. Cherry on the top, man was venomous in big games - cup finals & derbies. Any true football fan cannot hate this iconic player as he played pure beautiful game.

  94. Tim Reinier
    Tim Reinier
    2 mesi fa

    Any fifa player knows Drogba is a legend

  95. The Best Of Best of word
    The Best Of Best of word
    2 mesi fa

    Drogba 👎👎👎👎👎👎

  96. Cheebi
    Cheebi
    2 mesi fa

    8:30 ah yes, 60 goals in 30 games seems right

    1. Football Iconic
      Football Iconic
      2 mesi fa

      Yep, lol. Uploader is an idiot.

  97. Mayank Mittal
    Mayank Mittal
    2 mesi fa

    Ultimate big game player

  98. WhY AlWaYs FoOtBaLL ???
    WhY AlWaYs FoOtBaLL ???
    2 mesi fa

    Mourinho's pay, pay and don't speak will forever remain iconic for us Chelsea fans..

  99. Benjamin Kampiyon
    Benjamin Kampiyon
    2 mesi fa

    This was a beast

  100. Angus Corbett
    Angus Corbett
    2 mesi fa

    The video every Chelsea player was waiting for. Thank you sir