Didier Drogba: The ridiculous statistics

Date published: Thursday 22nd November 2018 1:01

Didier Drogba announced his retirement this week after “an amazing 20 years”. He did alright…

 

* Drogba has scored more Champions League goals (44) and Premier League goals (104) than any other African player.

* Drogba is the only player to ever score a Champions League hat-trick for Chelsea.

* Drogba is one of ten players to score a Champions League hat-trick for two different clubs.

* Drogba is the only player to ever both score in and win both English domestic cup finals in the same season.

* Drogba was the second player ever to be sent off in a Champions League final, and the first for violent conduct.

* Drogba was the first player to score in three League Cup finals and the first to score in three consecutive English domestic cup finals.

* Harry Kane (22), Heung-min Son (14) and Dele Alli (11) are the only players to score more goals at Wembley than Drogba since it reopened (8).

 

Honours

Chelsea
Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15
UEFA Champions League: 2011–12
FA Cup: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
League Cup: 2005, 2007, 2015
Community Shield: 2005, 2009

Galatasaray
Turkish Süper Lig: 2012–13
Turkish Cup: 2014
Turkish Super Cup: 2013

Pheonix Rising
Western Conference (USL): 2018

 

Chelsea records held by Drogba

Most Premier League goals for Chelsea in a single season – 29 (2009–10)
Most FA Cup final goals for Chelsea – 4
Most League Cup final goals for Chelsea – 4
Most total cup final goals for Chelsea – 9
Most international goals while at Chelsea – 46 for Ivory Coast (65 in total)

 

Goalscoring records

Chelsea all-time goalscorers
1 Frank Lampard – 211 (648 games)
2 Bobby Tambling – 202 (370 games)
3 Kerry Dixon – 193 (420 games)
4 Didier Drogba – 164 (381 games)
=5 Roy Bentley 150 – (367 games)
=5 Peter Osgood 150 – (380 games)

 

Chelsea’s highest Premier League goalscorers
1 Frank Lampard – 147
2 Didier Drogba – 104
3 Eden Hazard – 76
4 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 70
5 Gianfranco Zola – 58

 

Chelsea’s highest Champions League goalscorers
1 Didier Drogba – 36
2 Frank Lampard – 23
3 Nicolas Anelka – 12
4= Fernando Torres – 10
4= John Terry – 10

 

Chelsea’s highest FA Cup goalscorers
1 Frank Lampard – 25
2 Didier Drogba – 12
3 John Terry – 9
4= Eidur Gudjohnsen, Willian, Salomon Kalou – 8

 

Ivory Coast all-time top goalscorers
1. Didier Drogba – 65 goals in 105 caps
2. Abdoulaye Traore – 50 goals in 88 caps
3. Salomon Kalou – 28 goals in 97 caps

 

Champions League leading goalscorers
1 Cristiano Ronaldo – 121 goals (0.78 goals per match)
2 Lionel Messi – 105 goals (0.83 goals per match)
3 Raúl – 72 goals (0.72 goals per match)
4 Karim Benzema – 59 goals (0.55 goals per match)
5 Ruud van Nistelrooy – 56 goals (0.77 goals per match)
6 Thierry Henry – 50 goals (0.45 goals per match)
7 Robert Lewandowski – 49 goals (0.64 goals per match)
8 Alfredo di Stéfano – 49 goals (0.84 goals per match)
9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 48 goals (0.40 goals per match)
10 Andriy Shevchenko – 48 goals (0.48 goals per match)
11 Filippo Inzaghi – 46 goals (0.57 goals per match)
12 Eusébio – 46 goals (0.71 goals per match)
13 Didier Drogba – 44 goals (0.48 goals per match)
14 Thomas Müller – 42 goals (0.41 goals per match)
15 Alessandro Del Piero – 42 goals (0.47 goals per match)

Individual awards and accolades

Club football
Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2003-04
Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2003-04
Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: 2003-04
Onze d’Or winner: 2003-04
Premier League Golden Boot: 2006–07, 2009–10
Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2006–07, 2009–10
UEFA Team of the Year: 2007
Time Top 100: 2010
Champions League final Man of the Match: 2012
Turkish Footballer of the Year: 2013
Golden Foot: 2013
FWA Tribute Award: 2015
MLS Player of the Month: September 2015, November 2015
MLS All-Star: 2016

 

International football:
Ivory Coast Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2012
African Footballer of the Year: 2006, 2009
Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2006, 2008
CAF Team of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012

 

FIFA World Player of the Year record
2005 – 10th place
2006 – 6th place
2007 – 4th place
2009 – 6th place

 

Ballon d’Or record
2006 – 8th place
2007 – 4th place
2009 – 9th place
2010 – 9th place
2012 – 8th place

 

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