Friday, July 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Ivorian international, Didier Drogba is back in his old club, Chelsea.
The English Premier League club announced on Friday that their former striker Didier Drogba has returned on a year ‘s contract.
“He’s coming because he’s one of the best strikers in Europe,” said Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the club website.
“I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he’s not protected by history or what he’s done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history.”
Drogba, 36, was a free agent after leaving Galatasaray at the end of last season.
The Ivory Coast star scored 157 goals for Chelsea over an eight-year period and left the club in 2012 shortly after scoring the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
On signing his contract, Drogba said: ‘It was an easy decision – I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me.
‘My desire to win is still the same and I look forward to the opportunity to help this team. I am excited for this next chapter of my career.’
His 34 goals in European competition remains a Chelsea record, as do his nine strikes in nine cup finals.
During the Ivorian’s first eight years with the club, Drogba won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups as well as the Champions League triumph. He has been named Chelsea’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year and has won the Premier League Golden Boot twice.
Since leaving Chelsea in 2012 he has played for Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, memorably making a return to Stamford Bridge last season when we beat the Turkish club in the Champions League Round of 16.
He has continued his international career and appeared in all three of Ivory Coast’s games at the World Cup, taking his caps total to 104 with 64 goals scored.
.From reports by ChelseaFC website. Photo credit: Chelsea FC
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