Top professional footballer Didier Drogba turns a year older today. Join us in wishing Drogba an awesome birthday! 

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Happy Birthday Didier Drogba

Just in case you didn’t know:

Didier Drogba is the 1st African player to score 50 goals in European competitions…

He is one of the celebs who gives back!

He launched the first of the 5 hospitals he earlier promised to offer to his country as part of his charity activities.

Through his foundation ‘The Didier Drogba Foundation‬ in the Attécoubé.

 

The $1 million health complex will mainly cater for less privileged women and children, according to officials.

Built on a plot of 800 square meters, the hospital has many facilities including an ultrasound room, a maternal and child protection unit, an x-ray block, an ultra modern laboratory, a pharmacy and hospitalisation and isolation wards.

About 50,000 patients will to get treatment at the facility every year, according to Guy Roland Tanoh, secretary of Didier Drogba Foundation, which is handling the project. 

The remaining four are the Ivorian cities of Yamoussoukro, San Pedro, Man and Korhogo. Drogba‬ has the distinction of being highest goal-scorer of any foreign player in the Premier League, and was even voted the best Chelsea player by supporters of the club in 2012.

Didier Yves Drogba Tébily was born on 11 March, 1978. His mother, nicknamed him “Tito” after President Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, whom she greatly admired.

At the tender age age 5 he went to  live with his uncle the professional football player Michel Goba in France and was reunited with his parents in 1993 after they moved to France.

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  • He’s the most expensive Ivorian player in history.

 

  • Both his brothers are footballers.

 

  • Drogba was the first African player to score 100 premier league goals.

 

  • He was also the first player to be sent off in a European Cup final for violent conduct.

 

  • Drogba used his position to help the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire.

 

  • Drogba was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the UN in 2007.

 

  • first initiative was to build a hospital in Abidjan Drogba is a True Touch of Class!

 

  • Didier Drogba ranks seventh among English football first tier top scorers by titles?

 

Check out  Drogba’s book  “Commitment” here

More about Didier Drogba here

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We wish Didier Drogba more Success, Happiness and Good Health…

Credit: Didier Drogba