Former Ivorian and Chelsea forward, Didier Drogba has been inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame. The former striker is the second former Chelsea player to be accepted into the Hall of Fame.
Drogba was chosen by supporters, who casted a ballot in an online pol, and the Premier League Awards Panel.
He has been recognized for an excellent career playing for the Blues for nine seasons somewhere in the range of 2004 and 2015, procuring a standing as one of the team’s most deadliest strikers fit for pestering any defender on his day. He scored 104 objectives in 254 association appearances for the Blues.
Responding to the honor, Drogba said:
‘It is a real honour for me to have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. My years with Chelsea were so special to me, and I’m incredibly proud of everything we won as a team.
‘I played with fantastic players for some amazing managers and against brilliant opponents. I’m so happy to say that I won the Premier League four times – and now I’m in the Hall of Fame with some of those great players I played alongside and against, which makes me very proud.’
Drogba, who follows Frank Lampard into the Hall of Fame, made his Chelsea debut in August 2004. As the Blues frolicked to consecutive league titles in 2005 and 2006, breaking every possible kind of records en route, he became a fundamental part in Jose Mourinho’s perfectly orchestrated symphony.
The appearance of Andriy Shevchenko in 2006 could have prompted the Ivorian tumbling down the pecking order, but rather it drew out the best in him.
He netted 33 times that season, with his 20 Premier League goals ensuring he finished as the division’s top goalscorer for the first time. He repeated same feat in 2009/10, bagging a remarkable 29 Premier League goals as we won the Double for the first time in Chelsea’s history.
As a unimaginable striker, Drogba during his years at Chelsea was an overall scorer who had all abilities of an extraordinary striker.
He was additionally a big game player.
When Drogba got back to Chelsea in 2014/15, he assisted the team with coming out on top for the championship again with essential goals against Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester. It was his fourth Premier League crown on the whole and gave a fitting finale to his famous and prize loaded Chelsea career.