Football: UEFA President’s distinction awarded to Didier Drogba


APA-Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

The distinction of the president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2020, rewarding “professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities” was awarded to the former Ivorian international footballer Didier Drogba, APA learned on Tuesday on the spot. in the Ivorian economic capital.

UEFA President Alexsander Ceferin says he chose to award this award to the ex-Chelsea striker “for his desire for excellence on and off the pitch”.

According to him, the former striker of the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivorian national team) who is “a pioneer and a leader” is also “a hero for millions of football supporters for the results he has achieved. obtained during his brilliant playing career ”.

Aged 42, Didier Drogba, who played for twenty years in the world of professional football, announced his retirement from sports in 2018. He obtained several distinctions including that of winner of the English Cup with the team of Chelsea in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

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