“Is this his last kick of a football for Chelsea? You can’t believe it. It all comes down to this. One kick of the ball from Didier Drogba.”
A harrowing silence ensues. The net ripples.
“It’s the greatest night in Chelsea history. Champions of Europe at last.”
Didier Drogba’s penalty that secured Chelsea their first and only Champion’s League trophy to date has to go down as one of the greatest moments in modern footballing history.
The Ivorian – on his last appearance for the club – almost single handedly rescued the Blues from the brink of defeat to hand the club, the fans and Roman Abramovich the trophy they had been waiting for a lifetime.
Drogba was and still remains Chelsea’s greatest ever. He won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and, of course, that Champions League trophy during his two-stints at Stamford Bridge, making him one of the club’s most coveted players of all time.
351 goals for club and country. But which 10 are the best? Here, on what is his 39th birthday, we take a closer look…