He transferred to Marseille for the 2003-04 season, scoring 19 goals in 35 games to win the French Ligue 1 Player of the Year.2015-16: Appeared in 33 matches with 21 goals for Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.At age 15 Drogba became an apprentice with second-division Levallois, outside Paris, and then in 1997–98 he moved to Le Mans FC, where in his second season he signed as a professional.

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However, they’ve looked tight in pre-season under Marco Silva and the Reds have a Champions League clash with Hoffenheim next Tuesday to distract focus.

Chelsea are four points clear at the top of the table with six games left to play and Drogba has been impressed with the Italian's coach work.

After emigrating to France at an early age, he became a star soccer player in his adopted country and later led the world-famous Chelsea club to multiple championships.

An immensely popular figure in Africa, Drogba has captained the Ivory Coast national team and earned acclaim for his humanitarian efforts.

This success prompted a 2003 trade to , where he scored 19 goals in 35 domestic matches and an additional 11 goals in European play as the club reached the 2004 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Cup final, where it lost 2–0 to Valencia of championship in 50 years the following season, its new centre-forward was inconsistent.

Drogba was quick, alert, and supremely confident in his own ability, though he showed a tendency to a quick temper in matches.Eventually, his parents and siblings joined him in France.Drogba became more serious about organized soccer as a teenager, playing for youth teams of the Levallois and Le Mans clubs.Drogba has scored 16 goals against Arsene Wenger's side across six different competitions for three different teams, the last one coming while playing for MLS All-Stars last summer.The 39-year-old scored 13 goals for Chelsea against Arsenal, twice for Galatasaray in the 2013 edition of the Emirates Cup and, most recently, in San Jose.However, he was set back by injuries and his lack of training at one of the soccer academies that develop elite talent for European clubs, and struggled to earn recognition.