Widely Loved Former Chelsea Player Didier Drogba's Jaw-Dropping Net Worth

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Widely Loved Former Chelsea Player Didier Drogba's Jaw-Dropping Net Worth

Ivorian retired professional footballer Didier Drogba's career at Chelsea is really a commendable one, and he has given the team many glorious moments to look back to and cherish. 

He has been the only foreign footballer to score more goals than any foreign player on the team. 

No wonder fans love him as he has given many historical wins to Chelsea and has given the football fans the best memories of a sport they love dearly. 

As a result, the footballer was named in the Chelsea team of the 2010-2020 decade by the team's fans. 

But these are just some drops of achievement in his ocean of accomplishments.

His accomplishments have been so impactful that the reward that has come along with them has been equally significant, ranking his net worth to be multi-million dollars. 

What Is Didier Drogba's Net Worth?

The former footballer has also been a captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He was named African Footballer of the Year two times in 2006 and 2009. 

Didier signed to Chelsea in July 2004 for a whopping $24 million, but his first season with the team has been regarded as somewhat disappointing.

But call it Drogba's luck, Chelsea won the Premier League in his debut season, the team's second English top-flight championship and first in their 50 years.

Calling it mere luck would be underestimating the skill and talent of Drogba, as his gameplay was no less than impressive. 

Drogba's contract with Chelsea expired in 2012, and the team released him.

The player, who stands tall at the height of 6 feet 2 inches, signed a half-year deal with Galatasaray, which allowed him a fee of 4 million pounds plus a wage of another 4 million pounds per season, which definitely soared up his net worth.

Didier Drogba Playing For Chelsea Pre Retirement

Didier Drogba Playing For Chelsea Pre Retirement (Source Celebrity Net Worth)

However, after finishing his contract with the team, he returned to Chelsea with a one-year contract in hand after being offered to come back to the team. 

Jose Mourinho himself admitted to the fact that Didier was the best striker in Europe.

However, after his permanent departure from Chelsea, he went on to play with other teams and eventually retired at the age of 40. 

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Didier, age 44, sure has earned a lot of fortune throughout his career, but one thing that has been bigger than that is the love and respect that he gained from his admirers.

Truly, one of the best strikers in Europe, Drogba's jaw-dropping net worth is nothing but well-deserved. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Drogba has a net worth of $90 million, and his salary is reported at $15 million per year. 

And he enjoys all of this fortune by himself, by the looks of it, as he has separated from his former wife after two decades of marriage. 

Didier Drogba's Married Life

The footballer has moved on from his married life after his separation from his former wife. The former couple was married for two decades before separating.

Didier Drogba was married to his ex-wife Lalla Diakite, and the news of their divorce first began as rumors and specualtions as Didier was reportedly spotted in a bed with a young woman. 

Drogba was instantly surrounded by controversies and was accused of cheating on his wife. But Didier, later on, came forth and cleared all the air when he revealed that he and his wife were, infact, divorced. 

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In a long caption that he posted on Instagram, he addressed how he and his wife have unfortunately separated after 20 years together.

Nevertheless, their priorities are still their children, protecting them and the family's privacy.

The doting parents share three kids, sons Issac Drogba and Kieran Drogba, and a daughter named Iman Drogba. 

As of now, the father of three has been enjoying his life along with his family, and his son seems to have followed in his legendary father's footsteps as he also is a footballer