Few Chelsea fans would have predicted the impact club legend Didier Drogba had at Stamford Bridge upon joining them from French giants Marseille in 2004.
Drogba was one of the first signings under Jose Mourinho and he went on to turn to an absolute monster on the field of play with the help of the Portuguese tactician.
The 41-year-old signed for Chelsea after Marseille received £24m for his services thus making him the most expensive player at the club as at 2004.
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He was one of the key performers as Chelsea ended a 50-year wait for a league title in his first season at Stamford Bridge before a second successive league title followed suit in the next campaign.
His greatest contribution in a Chelsea shirt came in Munich during the 2012 Champions League final which was the greatest game in the club’s history.
Drogba scored a late equalizer against Bayern Munich as the two teams settled for a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time and extra time. The Ivorian football legend went on to score the winning penalty during the dreaded shootouts to hand Chelsea their first and only Champions League title to date.
Didier Drogba is the fourth all-time topscorer for Chelsea with 164 goals behind the trio of Kerry Dixon, Bobby Tambling, and Frank Lampard.