Where Didier Drogba Ranks Alongside Africa's 20 Best Strikers

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Where Didier Drogba Ranks Alongside Africa's 20 Best Strikers
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Once again, Didier Drogba looks primed to steal the headlines of another big European night involving Chelsea Football Club. The Ivorian striker may no longer be a resident of west London, but there will be few in Blue whose hearts won’t have a little corner that is forever Drogba, even since his departure.

Having won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 and named as the club’s all-time greatest player soon after, Drogba left Stamford Bridge and moved to China, before subsequently returning to European football with Galatasaray.

He won’t be the only legendary African striker playing in tonight’s European Cup clash, however. These days it is a Cameroonian by the name of Samuel Eto’o that leads the line for the Pensioners (a nickname that feels fairly appropriate under the circumstances).

As Drogba squares up against his erstwhile comrades, and as these two African greats go head-to-head, Bleacher Report takes a look at the 20 greatest African strikers in history

Considering natural ability, club honours and domestic honours, we’ve put a list together of the continent’s finest score of strikers for you to enjoy ahead of tonight’s meeting between two of the very best.

Will Drogba take the No. 1 spot in our rankings, or will Eto’o pip him to it? Read on to find out.

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