UEFA officially announced that the legendary player of Ivory Coast Drogba won the 2020 UEFA Presidential Award.
This award was established in 1998 to recognize legendary players who have made brilliant achievements in their careers, have outstanding professionalism, and are admired by others. Previously, superstars such as Beckham, Totti, Cruyff and Beckenbauer have all won UEFA Presidential Awards.
Drogba is from Côte d'Ivoire. After landing in Europe, he first played in the French league and made his name in the Marseille club. In the summer of 2004, he was taken to Chelsea by Mourinho and started a legendary career at Stamford Bridge. After that, he moved to the Chinese Super League, Turkey Super League and the American League of Legends, and announced his retirement in December 2018.
UEFA’s official website also excerpts the evaluations of some well-known players and coaches, showing Drogba’s greatness from another angle.
For millions of fans, Drogba is a hero, he has made brilliant achievements in his career. He is a leader, a pioneer. He will be remembered for his skills, strength and wisdom. But more important than the yearning for success is his willingness to help others as always.
He is one of the few players who can hold the ball and score it. He can score a goal in almost two games in his career. He is a player who combines strength and skill.
Drogba can do everything a forward should do and always score in the most important games. He scored the winning goal in the three FA Cup finals and the key goal in the two League Cup finals. As for his performance in the Munich Champions League final, no one will forget. Drogba is unstoppable at his peak.
As a center, I have always regarded Drogba as my role model. Even watching his training can help me, which shocked me. I watched Chelsea games before to watch Drogba.
Recently Drogba sent me a message and I told him that I am still looking back at all the goals he has scored in his career.
Drogba, he is one of the strongest forwards I have ever seen. He has all the qualities: speed, body, high-altitude ball, he is incredible.
Without him, I would not be able to achieve my current personal achievements, nor would the Chelsea club win the Premier League and the Champions League. He can always score goals in important matches. He is a giant in the locker room, but he is a good friend outside the football field. It is an honor to be able to fight alongside him.
I keep joking with people: "Who can help me kill Drogba?" His appearance is incredible. He carried his team and scored those incredible goals. He has great strength, a strong body, and his physical ability can support him in all games.
Many players have outstanding skills, but they are not leaders. They did not perform at their best level in their careers because of their personalities or lack of courage. These things are as important as technology. And Drogba has it all. When you find such a talented and dedicated player, you are destined to succeed.