Date of Birth: March 11, 1978
Team: Ivory Coast
Physical strength, ability in the air, and his skill in retaining possession of the ball are the qualities for which he is known for. An Ivory Coast international since 2002, Drogba has captained the national team since 2006 and with 62 goals, he is the nation’s all-time top scorer. He led the Ivory Coast to the 2006 World Cup, their first appearance in the tournament, and also scored their first goal. He later captained his country at the 2010 World Cup, scoring once. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, where he scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club’s fourth highest goal-scorer of all time. In October 2012, he was voted by Chelsea supporters as the club’s greatest ever.