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Drogba to receive UEFA President´s Award

SoccerNews in English Premier League 29 Sep 2020

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Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is to receive the 2020 UEFA President’s Award.

The 42-year-old is to be honoured at Thursday’s draw for the 2020-21 Champions League group stage in Geneva.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin described Drogba as “a pioneer” and said the award was to recognise his “commitment to excellence both on and off the pitch”.

Previous winners include Bobby Charlton, Eusebio, Raymond Kopa, Johan Cruyff, Francesco Totti, David Beckham and Eric Cantona.

“Didier is a hero to millions of football fans for his achievements throughout his glittering playing career,” Ceferin said via a UEFA statement.

“I will remember him as a player for his skill, strength and intelligence, but above all for his insatiable appetite to succeed – a trait which is just as present in his desire to help others off the field of play.”

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