Didier drogba found the Vélodrome and the Marseille public as part of a charity match in favor of Unicef. The Ivorian striker did what made his legend: to score. He even scored a hat-trick and above all revived the memory of OM fans 17 years later.
17 years, an eternity in the world of football. The hair held by an elastic gave way to a shaved head, a few pounds thickened the silhouette. The look has changed. The scorer’s instinct is intact and the celebration is identical. Marseille supporters believed they had teleported back 17 years. When Drogba reigned supreme on the Vél ‘. In two magical seasons (55 matches, 32 goals), he conquered the heart of the Marseille city before flying to Chelsea.
The Ivorian has heard again with pleasure the “original version” of the song created in his honor. After two years without playing, Drogba hit a hat-trick: “as an attacker there are actions that come back. It’s like the bike, you can’t forget it“, he commented after the match.
This “Heroes match“obviously brought together former footballers like Abidal, Kluivert, Mendieta, Barthez, It hurts, Nasri, Pirès, Cisse Where Radishes. Our compatriot Daniel Van Buyten played in the OM legends team. Sportsmen from all walks of life (Tony Parker, Pierre Gasly, Teddy Riner) were also present on the lawn. Singers Matt Pokora and Jul were also on hand. The rapper distinguished himself with a dribble “à la Drogba” on Eric Abidal.
The benefits collected (427250 euros) will be donated to Unicef and the Didier Drogba Foundation, which campaigns for education in Côte d’Ivoire.
For the record, the final score is 7-4 in favor of Drogba’s team.