Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
“I wish the club all the best and continued success for the future – you will always be in my heart.” – Didier Drogba.
The worst kept secret of the last couple of days is now officially out the bag – Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea after eight seasons.
A £24 million pound signing from Marseille, Drogba has arguably been the lynchpin of Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea, often unplayable, particularly in big games.
A tally of 157 goals in 341 games speaks for itself. As does the silverware he leaves Stamford Bridge with, including three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, two League Cups and of course one Champions League.
Below is our effort at compiling his top 10 Chelsea goals.
The first goal. Didier Drogba v Crystal Palace (August 24, 2004)
Didier Drogba v Manchester City (August 20, 2006)
Didier Drogba v Liverpool (September 17, 2006)
Didier Drogba v Barcelona (October 18, 2006)
Didier Drogba v Everton (December 17, 2006)
Didier Drogba v AC Milan (July 25, 2009)
Didier Drogba v Hull (August 15, 2009)
Didier Drogba v Arsenal (November 29, 2009)
Didier Drogba v Tottenham (April 15, 2012)
The last goal. Didier Drogba v Bayern Munich (May 19, 2012)