A few days ago, the Organizing Committee of the French national championship – Ligue 1 held a vote to find the best striker in the first 20 years of the 21st century. The worthy names were brought by the tournament organizers. to this list.
Those are familiar names such as Mario Balotelli, Alexandre Lacazette, Fernando Morientes, Alexander Frei, Karim Benzema Pauleta, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Didier Drogba or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Drogba was voted the best striker in Ligue 1 for the past 20 years
The final result Didier Drogba surpassed the above heavyweights with an overwhelming number of votes. Specifically, the former Guingamp player received 51% of the 40,094 votes.
Drogba played for Guingamp in Ligue 1 from 2001 to 2003, then spent the 2003/04 season with Marseille. Here he scored 39 goals in 80 appearances in Ligue 1. However, this cannot be considered the pinnacle of Elephant’s career because Drogba’s biggest successes since he joined Chelsea (2004) -2012, 2014-2015).
After receiving the aforementioned title, Drogba shared his joy on his personal page: “Wow, that’s the love that the fans have for me. Thank you for giving me this wonderful feeling. I have great respect for all the strikers who have played in the French championship.”
Notably, Didier Drogba surpassed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win the title of best striker in Ligue 1 in 20 years. This is quite surprising, because compared to the achievements, the Swiss striker proved to be superior in the number of goals and titles.
Legend Drogba surpasses Ibrahimovic to win the noble title
Specifically, Ibra played for PSG from 2012 to 2016 and scored 113 goals in 122 appearances in Ligue 1, helping the French rich man win 4 championships.
Obviously, in terms of achievements, Drogba cannot compare to his junior Ibra, but fans still have great affection for Forest Elephants during the years of playing for Guingamp and Marseille.