Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame after the announcement was made earlier this week. The Ivorian football legend was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside five others namely Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright. The new six Premier League Hall of Fame inductees have taken the number of inductees to 19.

Didier Drogba signed for Chelsea from French club Marseille in a £24m deal in the summer of 2004. After a slow start in West London, the Ivorian became a key player for Chelsea and he went on to attain legendary status at the club. He spent two separate spells at Chelsea. Drogba was at the club for a period of eight years from 2004 to 2012 for his first spell before the returned for the 2014/15 season for his second spell at the club. He scored 104 goals in 254 Premier League games for the Blues over two spells.

Reacting to the news of his induction into the Hall of Fame, Didier Drogba expressed his delight as he thanked the managers, coaches, fans and players he worked with during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba is the first African inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The former Ivorian national team striker sealed his legendary status at Chelsea when he scored the winning penalty against Bayern Munich in 2012 to hand the West London giants the first Champions League title in their history. He had earlier scored the equaliser for Chelsea in regulation time which ended in a 1-1. Drogba scored to cancel out the opening goal from Bayern attacker Thomas Mueller with the two goals coming in the last ten minutes of normal time. The Blues were able to hold Bayern in extra time before emerging victorious at the end of the dreaded penalty shootout.