African football legend Didier Drogba may have revealed who is his favourite South African famous person. Here's a look!
The Ivory Coast icon is considered to be among the greatest centre-forwards in the continent and he is Chelsea's most prolific striker, with 164 goals for the club, only trailing former midfielder Frank Lampard in the club's all-time scoring charts.
His football career dates all the way back to 1993 in the youth academy of Vannes in France. After spending more than a decade rising through the ranks in Ligue 1, he joined the Blues from Olympique Marseille in 2004 for a staggering €38.5 million (R747 million) at the time.
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He was among Jose Mourinho's first signings during his first stint at the West London club back in 2004 and the ex-Cote d'Ivoire talisman arrived alongside Arjen Robben, Peter Cech, and Ricardo Carvalho. The now 45-year-old would spend eight years at Stamford Bridge in his first stint before returning for another season-long spell during the twilight of his career.
The 105-capped Ivorian has long list of achievement, boasting a glittering career with four Premier League trophies, the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League, and two African Footballer of The Year awards.
His iconic status has long been sealed and he has recognized a Mzansi superstar, whose time is the present and the future. Earlier this year, Drogba revealed his huge admiration for SA comedian Trevor Noah after they had initially met at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in December.
The retired marksman posted an image with Trevor on Instagram and said: "[I] Can’t congratulate you enough for what you’re bringing to the continent and the world. All the very best in your next challenges."
In a post that has since been deleted, the former Daily Show host shared the same admiration for the former baller, writing: “Find me a defender who says he could contain this man and I’ll find you a liar.
"What a fun surprise to bump into my brother Didier Drogba. One of the greatest strikers the world has ever seen!”
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Your thoughts, please?
Where would you rank Drogba among Africa's greatest strikers?
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