Drogba is arguably the best goal scorer in the world. No one has a nose for goal quite like him.
The Ivory Coast captain is the nation’s all-time leader in goals, with 44 scored in 68 appearances.
His 131 goals in all competitions for Chelsea make him the club’s seventh leading goal scorer of all-time and the top international scorer.
Unfortunately for Drogba, he broke his forearm in a World Cup tuneup against Japan June 4 and originally told teammates he wasn’t going to be playing in the tournament.
That being said, he rejoined his teammates after surgery with arm in cast and has not been listed as out of the tournament just yet.
Whether he plays will play a big role in if the Ivory Coast can get past Brazil and Portugal in group play.
Another reason you should know Drogba though is for his impact off the field.
Ivory Coast had been in a brutal civil war. When the Ivory Coast qualified for the 2006 World Cup, Drogba got on his knees on live television and pleaded that the nation lay down their arms.
He also played a role in getting an African Cup of Nations qualifier in the rebel stronghold city of Bouake.
For his involvement, Drogba is recognized as helping the peace movement in the nation and was listed as one of the world’s 100 most influential people, as named by Time magazine.