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Didier Drogba beats Zlatan Ibrahimovic to greatest Ligue 1 striker title
Didier Drogba beats Zlatan Ibrahimovic to greatest Ligue 1 striker title

Didier Drogba beats Ibrahimovic as Greatest Ligue 1 striker

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Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was named as the greatest striker to have played in the French top Division in the last two decades ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The ex-Marseille and Guingamp forward pulled 40,0094 to represent 51 per cent of the votes cast via official twitter handle of the French Ligue.

Despite scoring fewer goals in his two and a half year stay in the division, Drogba was crowned the greatest Ligue 1 striker in the last 20 years beating Zlatan Ibrahimovic who had scored 113 in 122 appearances for PSG.

The two-time African Football of the Year represented Guingamp and Marseille scoring a total of 39 goals in the 81 Ligue 1 appearances.

Following the announcement, the Chelsea legend took to social media to thank his fans and former clubs.

“Wow, what recognition from the fans, thank you Guingamp and Marseille for allowing me to experience these incredible emotions,”

“Great respect to all strikers who have played in the French championship.” He tweeted.

Drogba joined English Premier League side, Chelsea, in 2004 for a club-record fee of 24 million pounds where he won four premier league titles, four FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League in 2012.

The pair meanwhile saw off competition from top strikers like Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, Alexander Lacazette, Fernando Morientes to get to the finals.


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