Didier Drogba's net worth, wife, awards, education, house

Didier Drogba's net worth, wife, awards, education, house

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A look at Didier Drogba's net worth and how he has amassed his wealth. The Ivorian is one of the most famous names in the world of football, the height of his career came when he won the Champions League with Chelsea after a controversial campaign before. Come with us as we learn more about the Ivorian talisman.

Didier Drogba's net worth
Didier Drogba poses for a photo while attending the ABB FIA Formula E World Championships on 8th January 2022 in Saudi Arabia. Photo: David M. Benett
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He had made a name for himself in world football by turning up for his team when they needed him. He has also played for the Ivory Coast national team and is famous for helping stop the Ivorian civil war by giving a passionate speech. So, how much is Drogba worth? What is Didier Drogba doing now? How old is Drogba now? Read on to learn more about this great player.

Profile summary

  • Full Name: Didier Yves Drogba Tebilu
  • Birth Date: 11th March 1978
  • Age: 44 years old (As of April 2022)
  • Nationality: Ivorian
  • Birth Place: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Gender: Male
  • Current Residence: London
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Height in Feet: 6'2"
  • Height in Centimeters: 189cm
  • Weight in Kilograms: 91 kg
  • Weight in Pounds: 200 Pounds
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Spouse: Lalla Diakate
  • Children: Isaac, Kieran and Imam
  • Net worth: $90 million
  • Instagram: @didierdrogba
  • Facebook: Didier Drogba
  • Twitter: @didierdrogba

Didier Drogba’s net worth

The former footballer has amassed an enormous chunk of his cash from playing football and endorsement deals. In 2013, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $20.8 million, with $15.8 million coming from his salary and $5.8 million from endorsements. As of 2022, he is estimated to be worth $90 million, dubbing him one of the richest athletes in the world.

Didier Drogba's wife

The talisman is currently divorced and does not have a wife. His ten-year marriage with his wife, Lalla Diakate, ended in 2021 after infidelity rumours with the player appearing in an intimate video with a mysterious woman. They met in Paris in 1990 and got married in 2011.

Didier Drogba's ex wife Lalla during a Chelsea Vs Wigan Athletic game at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Mike Egerton
Didier Drogba's net worth, wife, awards, education, house
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Together they had three children. Didier Drogba's children are Isaac, Kieran and Imam. Isaac seems to have followed his father's footsteps enrolling in the Chelsea academy and later moving to Guingamp. Didier Drogba's family is a private and peaceful affair.

Didier Drogba’s foundation

The Didier Drogba Foundation is a charity organisation with the goal of ensuring access to health, education and empowering opportunities for vulnerable populations. The foundation also helps in resource mobilisation while still partnering with various governments in the development and innovative projects. It was started in 2007.

Didier Drogba’s Chelsea career

He joined Chelsea in 2004 from Marseille before leaving the club in 2012 for Shanghai Shenhua. He rejoined the club in 2014 from Galatasaray and left in 2015. According to statistics, he scored a total of 164 goals for the club in 381 appearances.

Didier Drogba’s awards

Didier Drogba with the UCL Trophy
Didier Drogba celebrates winning the 2012 UEFA Champions League in Munich Germany on 19th May 2012. Photo: Ian MacNicol
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He has played in the topmost leagues in Europe, winning various trophies and accolades. He has scored many goals winning top scorer awards at different times. Here are some of the awards he won:

  • African Footballer of the Year twice in 2006 and 2009
  • Footballer of the Year in Cote d'Ivoire four times in 2006, 2007, 2012
  • Top scorer four times in the AFCON, in 2011/2012, Premier League in 2009/2010 and 2006/2007 and the UEFA Cup in 2003/2004
  • Player of the Year once in 2003/2004 or Marseille
  • Allan Hardaker trophy in 2007
  • Barclays Spirit of the Game Award in 2015
  • BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2009
  • BBC Goal of the month in October 2009
  • Chelsea Players Player of the Year 2007
  • Chelsea Player of the Year in 2010
  • FA Community Shield Man of the Match 2005
  • FA Cup Final Man of the Match 2010
  • FWA Tribute Award in 2015
  • Golden Foot in 2013
  • GQ Sportsman of the Year in 2012
  • Ligue 1 player of the Year in 2003 and 2004
  • Montreal Impact Top Scorer 2015
  • Onze d'Or in 2004
  • Onze de Bronze in 2007
  • Premier League Golden boot 2006/2007, 2009/2010
  • Premier League Top Assist Provider 2005/2006
  • Times Top 100 in 2010
  • Turkish Footballer of the Year in 2013
  • UEFA Champions League Final Man of the match in 2012
  • UEFA Presidents Award in 2020
  • UEFA TEAM of the Year in 2007
  • UNFP Trophy of Honour in 2019
  • IFFHS All-time Africa Men's Dream Team in 2021

Didier Drogba’s biography

He was born on 11th March 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Didier Drogba's age is 44 years as of April 2022. He loved football from a young age and went to France to visit his uncle, where he later joined second division Levallois as an apprentice. He then moved to Le Mans FC in 1997 as a pro.

Didier Drogba Ivory Coast
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring his team's first goals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil against Greece. Photo: Jamie McDonald
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In 2002 he joined Guingamp, which opened doors for him to go to Olympique de Marseille. At the peak of his time in OM, they reached the 2004 UEFA Cup final, losing to Valencia before he was signed by Chelsea, and the rest was history. He retired in 2018.

What is Didier Drogba’s current job? He is the current Goodwill Ambassador for Sports and Health for the World Health Organisation. He also runs his charity organisation while being part owner of his former club Phoenix Rising, becoming the first ever to achieve this.

Didier Drogba’s education

His parents wanted him to get an education so bad that he was banned from football for some time for failing a school year and repeating. Therefore, his highest level of education was in College, where he got an Accounting Degree at 21. He got his degree at the University of Maine.

Didier Drogba’s house

The footballer has a $14.5 million mansion in London, England. The mansion has 7 bedrooms, a jacuzzi, swimming pool and a home cinema. Rumours have it that he also has a family home in the Ivory Coast that had been torched a couple of times by rebel forces, while other reports deny he had any property there.

Didier Drogba's net worth is massive and mainly comes from his successful football career in top teams and endorsement deals. However, he continues to serve society through charity through his organisation and is an advocate for peace and equality.

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