Drogba

  • Chelsea cruise through to Champions League quarters 19-03-2014 08:09 AM

    London: Chelsea cruised into the Champions League last eight with a 2-0 win over toothlesss Galatasaray on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success as Didier Drogba's Stamford Bridge homecoming turned out to be a damp squib. First-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill effectively settled the tie and Chelsea...
  • Drogba and Co. aim for Chelsea upset in Champions League 18-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Chelsea will need to rise above the misty-eyed nostalgia surrounding Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge as it looks to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday. Drogba scored 157 goals in eight trophy-laden years at Chelsea and forever will be remembered for converting the...
  • Drogba will rejoin Chelsea family one day: Mourinho 18-03-2014 08:18 AM

    London: Didier Drogba will be a part of the Chelsea family again one day, manager Jose Mourinho predicted on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg against Galatasaray. Mourinho told reporters the 36-year-old Galatasaray striker was such an important part of Chelsea's history that it was inevitable that...
  • Chelsea 'legend' Drogba offers no favours in Turkey 25-02-2014 09:10 AM

    Istanbul: Galatasaray's Didier Drogba will be full of emotions when he strides out to face former club Chelsea on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho knows the striker will be as clinical as ever on the field. The Champions League last-16 first-leg clash in Istanbul is the first time the Ivorian has...
  • No friendship with Didier Drogba for 90 minutes, says Jose Mourinho 23-02-2014 03:41 PM

    London: Chelsea will find it strange to be up against their Champions League-winning hero Didier Drogba in Wednesday's clash with Galatasaray, said manager Jose Mourinho. While the London club's players and backroom staff will maintain their friendship with the Ivorian before and after the match, they will be fierce rivals...
  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award 09-01-2014 09:39 PM

    Lagos: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel are in the running for the African player of the year award, which will be awarded later on Thursday. Toure, who is from the Ivory Coast, is the defending champion and is favoured to...
  • Mourinho hoping for reunion with Drogba in Champions League 12-12-2013 10:50 AM

    London: Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea are paired with Turkish club Galatasaray in Monday's draw for the Champions League last 16 so that "King Didier" can return to Stamford Bridge. Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is still worshipped by Chelsea fans for his starring role in the club's Champions League triumph...
  • Ivory Coast qualify for third straight World Cup 17-11-2013 10:19 AM

    Casablanca: Ivory Coast qualified for a third straight World Cup after surviving a nervous finish to draw 1-1 with Senegal for a 4-2 aggregate win in the African playoffs on Saturday. Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran...
  • Galatasaray snatch Juventus draw on Mancini's debut 03-10-2013 08:20 AM

    Turin: Roberto Mancini, in charge of Galatasaray for two days, saw his new club snatch a late equaliser to stun Juventus and leave opposite number Antonio Conte fuming after a 2-2 Champions League draw on Wednesday. Former Manchester City manager Mancini, who barely had time to meet his players before...
  • Galatasaray can beat Real Madrid, says Didier Drogba 16-09-2013 10:49 PM

    Istanbul: Galatasaray have made a mediocre start to the season but striker Didier Drogba believes they can repeat April's victory over Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener. Although his team have begun the Turkish championship with three draws and one win from four games, the former Chelsea...
  • Drogba back in Ivory Coast side for Mexico match 07-08-2013 04:35 PM

    Didier Drogba is to return to the Ivory Coast national team next week for the first time since the country's calamitous African Nations Cup finals performance at the start of the year. The veteran striker has been named in a 23-man squad for a friendly against Mexico in New York...
  • Drogba strikes for Galatasaray to win Emirates Cup 04-08-2013 11:06 PM

    London: Didier Drogba came off the bench to score two late goals in a 2-1 victory against Arsenal for Galatasaray to win the Emirates Cup on Sunday. One of Arsenal's biggest foes during his years at Chelsea, Drogba came back to haunt the Gunners again. He sealed victory for his...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Sunday 14-07-2013 07:00 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Sunday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Jose Mourinho wants Drogba back at Chelsea According to a report in The Daily Mirror, former Chelsea star Didier Drogba visited Chelsea's Cobham training ground last...
  • Jose Mourinho wants Drogba back at Chelsea 14-07-2013 03:07 PM

    According to a report in The Daily Mirror, former Chelsea star Didier Drogba visited Chelsea's Cobham training ground last Monday and spoke to Mourinho. It is believed that Mourinho is keen on signing 35-year-old Drogba for this season, but Chelsea would have to approach his current club Galatasaray. If the...
  • Mourinho will ask youngsters to follow Drogba example 08-07-2013 08:17 PM

    London: Jose Mourinho will use former striker Didier Drogba as a template of how to behave as a professional when he tries to coax the best from the younger players in his squad, the Chelsea manager said. The Ivory Coast international, now with Turkish team Galatasaray, scored 157 goals in...
  • Drogba points out some home truths to banana-waving fan 14-05-2013 07:05 PM

    Istanbul: Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba hit back at a Fenerbahce fan who waved a banana towards him and team mate Emmanuel Eboue during the weekend's league encounter by highlighting some home truths about racism. Ivory Coast players Eboue and Drogba, who was instrumental in Chelsea's run to the Champions League...
  • Real Madrid into semis despite 3-2 loss at Galatasaray 10-04-2013 02:39 AM

    Istanbul: Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-finals for the third straight season on Tuesday despite losing 3-2 at Galatasaray following a second-half resurgence by the Turkish team. Madrid needed a double from Cristiano Ronaldo to advance 5-3 on aggregate, but only after conceding three goals in a 16-minute span...
  • Herculean task for Galatasaray against Real in second leg 08-04-2013 01:30 PM

    Istanbul: Didier Drogba and his Galatasaray team-mates have a tough task when they try to overturn a 3-0 deficit against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday. Drogba, who won the title last season with Chelsea, will take some cheer from his performance in...
  • Didier Drogba joins Galatasaray: Report 28-01-2013 08:40 AM

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