Tag: Didier Drogba

  • 10 Oldest Players Heading Into the 2014 World Cup

    10 Oldest Players Heading Into the 2014 World Cup

    Only one national team, Colombia, has more than one player in the top 10 of oldest players who’ll be part of the 2014 World Cup, featuring Mario Yepes and Faryd Mondragon. It’s not only fringe and lesser known players on this list, as fading stars like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Gianluigi Buffon and Miroslav Klose have also made it into the list.

  • Olivier Giroud, Arsenal Success or Failure?

    Olivier Giroud, Arsenal Success or Failure?

    If you ask Olivier Giroud, you’ll find out he doesn’t understand where all the criticism for his debut season in England is coming from. In his opinion, he’s done quite well on his debut season with Arsenal, despite not putting up scoring numbers some expected of him, replacing someone who’s quite irreplaceable like Robin Van Persie.

  • Champions League Match Fixing – Which One Was it?

    Champions League Match Fixing – Which One Was it?

    Now that the cat is out of the bag, everyone is waiting to see what is the Champions League match that Europol referred to in their match fixing investigation, apparently taking place in England over the last three or four years. The 1-1 semifinal between Barcelona and Chelsea is the first that comes to mind, although others with slightly suspicious results have also occurred.

  • Transfer Rumors 2012 – Didier Drogba Joining Arsenal?

    Was what Didier Drogba wanted too much to ask? Making just a little bit of extra cash while playing without the pressures of the Champions League and the Premier League on his shoulders? As things go south for him and other in China, the option of returning to the Premier League becomes clearer and clearer, with Arsenal stepping up as the main contenders for his services.

  • 13 Most Hated Footballers in the World

    Sometimes it’s just a media spin, but some players are more hated than others, be it by the fans or other footballers. Manchester United, with Wayne Rooney or the diving Ashley Young, Real Madrid with the obvious Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe or even Barcelona, with the always diving Sergio Busquest usually get most of the negative attention.

  • Didier Drogba – A Surprise Move to Barcelona in the Works

    Instead of being one of the highest paid players in the world in China, Didier Drogba might opt to stay in Europe and play for Barcelona, if certain Spanish rumors are to be believed. Money or no money, European Champions or no, it’s hard to turn down an offer from Barca.

  • Didier Drogba – The Beginning of the End in China

    From the Premier League in England and winning the Champions League, Didier Drogba is taking his talents to the obscure Chinese Super League, in an attempt to fatten up his bank account during his final days (two years?) as a footballer, finally completing the deal with Shanghai Shenhua.

  • Didirer Drogba, Leaving Chelsea With No Regrets

    Even if Didier Drogba would have missed his final penalty kick against Bayern Munich, he would be remembered fondly by Chelsea fans for his 8 seasons with the club. But the reason behind bringing all the big names and spending all that money since 2003 was always one, above the rest – winning the Champions League.

  • Best Photos From the 2012 Champions League Final

    It wasn’t the best of finals, but it was certainly exciting. Chelsea, somehow, with their weakest Champions League side in memory, pulled an improbably victory in Munich, after a penalty shootout. Bayern Munich were left with nothing on the night and the seasons but tears and disappointment.

  • Didier Drogba, Finally a Winner (Bayern vs Chelsea)

    Didier Drogba was always somewhat of a loser when it came to the big finals. Africa, Champions League. No more, not for him and not for Chelsea, putting the Moscow demons behind them and beating Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout after a dramatic 1-1 draw following the 120 minutes.