Drogba to Release Children’s Book


Chelsea Fc legend Didier Drogba has plans to release a children’s comic book chronicling his life story in France. Drogba has previously released the same book in his native country of Ivory Coast which details his life from his move to France at the age of five, winning the Champions League, and everything in between. According to The Telegraph, Drogba also plans to release editions “for Britain, where Drogba is still idolized by supporters of his former club Chelsea; Brazil, where he is due to play in the World Cup later this year, and Turkey, where he currently stars for Galatasaray”.

Drogba is not the first footballer to release a children’s book and certainly will not be the last. Former teammate Frank Lampard has released a series of books called “Frankie’s Magic Football” and Theo Walcott has released a book of his own called “TJ and the Hat-Trick”. Fellow African superstar Samuel Eto’o also has a book of his own called “Samuel Eto’o, Birth of a Champion”, a fitting title considering the man has won everything under the sun in European club football.

Drogba often speaks about how hard his life was as a child and how his parents sent him to live with his uncle, a professional footballer in France, at the age of five in order to give him a chance of having a better life. His impact is far reaching and goes well beyond the realm of football, from helping to end a civil war in the Ivory Coast in 2006, to building orphanages and children’s hospitals in his native land. While the comic book will not be very compelling reading for anyone who has followed the striker’s career, there will surely be some valuable life lessons in it.

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