Didier Drogba: Goodbye, Good Luck

We’ve all known since the end of the season – our Champions League winning season – that Didier Drogba would be leaving us, and yesterday came the confirmation of that with the news that he will leave us for Shanghai when his contract expires at the end of the June.

Drogba will link up again with Nicolas Anelka and in a statement on the official CFC site, says “Today I can inform you that I have signed with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua FC for a two and a half year deal (until the end of 2014). I will fly out to join up with the squad in July.  I have considered all the offers I have received in the past few weeks, but I feel that Shanghai Shenhua FC is the right move for me at this time.  I am looking forward to a new challenge and to experiencing a new culture, and I am excited about the new developments in the Chinese Super League. When Chelsea went to China last year, we had a great time and I met some amazing fans.  I hope to help promote Chinese football around the world and further improve the links between China and Africa.”

Naturally, with the news of Drogba’s £200,000-per-week move, came the inevitable cynicism but true to Drogba’s previous form, it is clear he intends to look after his home country, with Shenhua reportedly planning to contribute to the striker’s projects in Africa.  I’ve no doubt his fellow countrymen will be as grateful for his continued benevolence in the future as we will always be for his contribution  to Chelsea over the years.

Didier Drogba, we wish you every success. Goodbye, good luck and thank you.

33 Responses to “Didier Drogba: Goodbye, Good Luck”

  1. A sad day for all. Once again thanks for all. May all your wishes come true.

  2. Thank ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ Didier 4all those years of Doggedness άŋϑ commitment.Gods Grace i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ everything.#Legend

  3. Thank You Didier … Σε ευχαριτούμε για όλα ( greek )!
    Greece is True Blue!

  4. Didier drogba you have left me with no options than tears,cos have been part of you as a mentor and as a fan I wish I had the opportunity of seeing you but wasn’t coming forth but I still believe one day I would have that opportunity of meeting you.you left a hole in my heart.mon-ami didier I love you so much for making chelsea what it is today

  5. THANKS 4ALL I WISH ALL THE BEST IN YOUR LIFE HEARTILY, GOODBYE DIDIER

  6. A very sad day for the blues fans…..but you leave us as a legend. We wish you all the luck in the world.

  7. I feel like crying.A legend has left a great vacuum that no one in sight can fill.Go well legend of our time

  8. Wish u d best out of d best in life, we lov u drogba kip d flag flyin. Mis u in blue colour.

  9. Daddy drogba ur d best i lov u and always miss u my legend. Good luck i wish one day u wil come bak 2 chelsea 2 c how ur boys are doing tanks 4 al u hav done 4 us once more ur always in my mind

  10. We love you DD, may d grace of GOD & HIS favour continue 2 be with you. Thanks 4 all d great memories u left in our hearts. BLUES TILL ETERNITY!!!

  11. I was so depressed wen i read it dat u ve left our club 2 joined china super league.i will miss u bt wenever we need u ,we are goin 2 call on u most especially wembly wenever we are havin final there.master of wembly i love u.up blues,up drogba and up abramovich.

  12. Tanks D.DROGBE 4 everything u have done 4 chelsea fc and Africa in general, We ur Africa brother wish u sucess there in China.

  13. Thank you king Drogba,personally i’ll miss you more than anybody in chelsea.I wish you continued success in Jesus name,Amen.

  14. Good luck drogba you did us proud with loyalty and commitment your love for the club will never be forgotten good luck for the future and who knows you may be back at the bridge as a trainer in the future :-D miss you already

  15. Didier Yves Tebilis Drogba, u were ma man, u r ma man nd u wil remain ma man. Thank u ma Hero.

  16. Dangerous didier drogba,goodbye,we all fans of chelsea will always miss you.its goodbye

  17. Mathematical didier drogba happens to be a magician talis man, ha has never disappointed me for once! Success forever.

  18. King Didier,my best footballer ever in d history of football,I will miss you and all those magic moments you bring to the club’s game wen ever you play :) . Goodbye and God bless you,you the best!!!!!!

  19. Will miss brother

  20. Drogba truely u are a chesea legend i pray dat any where u go God will be with u and ur family miss u ma man.

  21. I wish Drogba all d beautiful best.go and do it 4 dem.

  22. right time to move drogba,u have delivered di message already wish u very best up there bt I lost so many tears missssssssing u DD,gud bye.

  23. right time to move drogba,u have delivered di message already wish u very best up there bt I lost so many tears missssssssing u DD,gud bye.my regards to ur wife tell her ma’salam.

  24. Gud luck bucky I really hope u cn let ur dream com true by helping ur country :) god bless

  25. Of everyone who misses u, i miss u most coz u’re my mentor and i love seeing u play… tears rolling… I LOVE U n i wish u d very BEST OF LUCK

  26. Destroy the chinese league Drogba! Then come back to chelsea to retire.

  27. Long Live King Drogba!!! All Hail d master of Wembley.All hail d nightmare of evry europe defender.All hail Barcelona Destroyer.ALL HAIL D ALL TIME CHELSEA LEGEND(ECHO).WE LOVE U SO MUCH.BLUES TILL ETERNITY…

  28. Didier drogba tra la la la la

  29. Sir Didier,i can’t explain hw i feel 4 u leaving,u ‘ve made me 2 submit my soul 2 football(chelsea)and then left me with tears,am with u and hope u return someday, GUDBYE

  30. mr dd av been missing u already, infact chealsea football may not impress me as when u were there, any wishing u all d best. i luv u.

  31. It sobs to hear dis news dat u r leavin d blues…didier drogba dere is no one like u..u r d best..luv u daddy drogba..u r d igwe of football

  32. People call u all sorts of name but i call u eze mmùö. I strongly believe dat u are still urself. Success at china. Kudos DD.

  33. KING DD 1 OF AFRICA IN CHELSEA WISH I CAN MAKE U STAY 4EVER U AR OUR HERO WE ALL CRY ND MISS U ND D SUPER GOALS OF URZ BT WE AR STILL WIT U GUDLUCK KING WISH U D BEST