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Didier Drogba

37-Year-Old Forward     Montreal Impact  MLS

Côte d'Ivoire

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Coach's Decision    EST. RETURN:  8/1/2015
Birthdate:  March 11, 1978    Birthplace:  Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Didier Drogba Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with Cheslea in July 2014 after a free transfer from Galatasaray. Signed with the Montreal Impact in July 2015 on a free transfer from Chelsea.

July 27, 2015    Didier Drogba News

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Drogba officially signed with the Impact on Monday on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Drogba, 37, is a prolific goal scorer throughout his illustrious career, and he becomes the third English Premier League legend to join Major League Soccer this season, along with Steven Gerrard and former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard. Drogba still has to get his work visa, so it remains unclear when he will begin training with the club.

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July 27, 2015

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The Impact have acquired the MLS rights to Drogba, who is expected to sign with the club soon, ESPN FC reports.

It was believed that Drogba was close to signing with the Fire, but Montreal swept in and acquired the rights to sign Drogba. He still needs to agree to a contract, but if he makes the firm decision to join Major League Soccer, it will be with Montreal. Drogba played sparingly last season for Chelsea and is already 37 years old, but he was an elite goal-scorer and could be a solid fantasy play in the States.

July 20, 2015

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Drogba confirmed that he is in discussions to join a team in the Major League Soccer this summer, reports Sky Sports.

Drogba was released by Chelsea at the end of last season, and now appears likely to follow Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to MLS.

May 26, 2015

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Drogba hinted that he may be interested in a move to the United States to finish his career in the MLS, reports Sky Sports.

Drogba played his last match for Chelsea last weekend and said he would take a few days or weeks to decide where he would play next. He has already ruled out playing in the Premier League.

May 24, 2015

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Drogba announced Sunday that he will leave Chelsea to play for another club next season.

Drogba said he wants to play at least one more professional season but feels he needs to go to another club to do that. It was long believed he had played his last match for the Blues before signing last year, and he'll leave Stamford Bridge with another Premier League title. It's unclear where he will go after this, but there will likely be a number of suitors despite his relatively advanced age.

April 26, 2015

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Drogba (ankle) is available off the bench Sunday against Arsenal.

Drogba's placement on the bench is a bit surprising given that Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf) are both out, as Chelsea will go without a true striker against the Gunners.

April 24, 2015

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Drogba (ankle) will be available for Sunday's match against Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho said Friday.

Drogba apparently suffered the injury during last weekend's match against Manchester United, though news of the injury didn't emerge until Monday. Loic Remy has been ruled out with a calf injury, and with Diego Costa still very iffy because of a hamstring injury, Drogba could get another start.

April 20, 2015

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Drogba is an injury doubt for Saturday's match at Arsenal because of an ankle injury, The Guardian reports.

Drogba has started the last two games, with Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf) both sidelined with injuries. Remy was reportedly close to playing last weekend against Manchester United, though he wasn't able to pass fit enough to even make the bench. Manager Jose Mourinho has opened up the possibility that Costa could return to face the Gunners, though that would be nearly two weeks before his original estimated recovery timetable.