At the new season's UEFA Champions League group stage draw tonight, the legendary Ivorian star Drogba received the 2020 UEFA Presidential Award on stage, becoming the first African player to win this award.
The UEFA Presidential Award was established in 1998 to commend legendary players who have made brilliant achievements in their careers, have outstanding professionalism, and are admired by others. Previously, legendary stars such as Beckham, Totti, Cruyff and Beckenbauer have won this award.
During his professional career, Drogba has represented Marseille, Chelsea and Galatasaray in the Champions League and helped Chelsea win the first Champions League championship in team history in 2012.
According to statistics, Drogba, 42 years old, is the first African player to win the UEFA Presidential Award.