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5 Greatest Didier Drogba Moments

Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League
Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League
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For a man like Didier Drogba, big moments are aplenty. He holds a record for having scored in ten competitive finals and many goals in crucial games.

It is difficult to narrow down the impact he had into his five greatest moments. Drogba was a phenomenon for the Chelsea faithful and one of greatest Ivorians to grace the game.

In the list below are some moments which display Drogba's most iconic moments. Some moments here are more memorable than others but highlight the iconic moments of Drogba as a footballer and Drogba as a man. This is what separates a great player from a Legend.

Drogba officially confirmed his retirement on 21st November 2018. Apart from two spells at Chelsea, Drogba played for Le Mans, EA Guingamp, Marseille, Galatasaray, Phoenix Rising, Shanghai Shenhua and Montreal Impact.

#5 2009 FA Cup Final

Chelsea v Everton - FA Cup Final 2009
Chelsea v Everton - FA Cup Final 2009

He scored in four different FA Cup Finals and even scored in both the League Cup and FA Cup final two years before this one.

What stands out in this performance is the value of his attitude. Drogba very rarely had spells where he was under pressure. But in the 2008-09 season, under Brazillian boss Scolari, he found himself out of form and out of favour. Nicholas Anelka was preferred over him in a one striker formation. It was not until the appointment of Guus Hiddink as interim-boss did he recover.

In FA Cup Final vs Everton, he netted in a 2-1 win to bring Chelsea level and with it returned himself to the most valued striker in Chelsea's lineup. Drogba's never say die attitude is what Jose Mourinho claimed is the former Chelsea man's greatest ability.

The equalising goal which inspired a comeback reinforced his ability to fight when the chips were not in his favour.

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Published 22 Nov 2018, 15:45 IST
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