15. Didier Drogba

Number 15: Didier Drogba, Cote d’Ivoire & Chelsea

Published On 16/08/2014 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Ivory Coast

Admittedly, Didier Drogba isn’t the player he once was, but he’s demonstrated enough over the last season to convince Jose Mourinho that he can be a potential solution to Chelsea’s offensive deficiencies.

He scored 10 goals in the Super Lig, averaging just under a goal a game, and also found the net in Europe and in the Turkish Cup.

Honours-wise, the Ivorian picked up the domestic cup but was impotent as rivals Fenerbahce took the title.

Impressively, he helped Gala to pip Juventus to escape from their Champions League group stage, scoring in the draw at the Juventus Stadium and was present as the Turkish giants won the return leg.

He also demonstrated his influence for the Elephants in the World Cup, when he entered the fray to change the complexion of the Cote d’Ivoire’s battle with Japan.

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