Former Chelsea player Didier Drogba won the 2013 Golden Foot award. He had to beat a list of star-studded players with some of the best footballers over the age of 28 and still are playing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the previous winner of the trophy and now Drogba became the 1st African player to obtain the award.

The list of players include: Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo Samuel Eto’o and Miroslav Klose.

Even though he is 35 years old, he still continues accomplishing amazing feats. He guided Ivory Coast to a crucial 3-1 victory over Senegal when playing in the play-off of the CAF World Cup and pushing his team even further by scoring goals in the Super Lig and the Champions League.

Galatasaray snatched him up hoping to construct a team that can fight against the top dogs of Europe as they also signed Sneijder from Inter Milan.

Striker of Liverpool Daniel Sturridge stated that Didier Drogba gave him some advices that has helped him in his career.

“I saw Didier in Miami this summer,” Sturridge told a national paper.

“He said the strongest thing an individual can have is the mental strength.

“He told me, ‘It’s not about the tactical, it’s not about the technical, and it’s not about the physical.

“If you believe in yourself it will set you apart.”

Sturridge and Drogba know each other from the time they spent together when playing in Chelsea some years ago.

The veteran spoke about his future and he expressed his desire to continue playing for 4 more years.

“I hope God will grant me the required health and conditions to be able to play four more years,” he said.