Premier League hall of fame first slot for Africa goes Didier Drogba
Chelsea former striker Didier Drogba becomes the first African player to be inducted into Premier League hall of fame.
Drogba is one of the finest strikers to grace the occasion in the English top-flight. Despite not beginning his career in England, however he enjoyed a successful nine-year stint at Stamford Bridge.
The ex Ivorian star won some notable trophies with Chelsea the the Premier League.
His great works with the Blues has earned him a slot in the Premier League hall of fame. Drogba was officially inducted on April 21, 2022.
How many trophies did Didier Drogba won with Chelsea
During his time with the London side Drogba won some notable trophies. Among some of them are:
Premier League – 4
English FA Cup – 4
Football League Cup – 3
Didier Drogba records in the Premier League and Champions League
Dogba holds the record for the first African player to reach 100 Premier League goals. He is also Africa’s top assister in the English top-flight.
Further more the Ivorian has the most away goals in a single Premier League season.
Premier League: 104 goals + 63 assists.
UEFA Champions League: 44 goals + (15) assists.
UEFA Cup: 6 goals.
FA Cup: 12 goals + (7) assists.
English League Cup: 10 goals + (3) assists
“It is a real honour for me to have been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. My years with Chelsea were so special to me, and I’m incredibly proud of everything we won as a team.
“I played with fantastic players for some amazing managers and against brilliant opponents. I’m so happy to say that I won the Premier League four times – and now I’m in the Hall of Fame with some of those great players I played alongside and against, which makes me very proud.”
Didier Drogba joins the likes of Sergio Aguero, Paul Scholes, Vincent Kompany and others in 2022 Premier League hall of fame.