Saturday, July 28, 2012

International football (soccer) career paths--the case of Didier Drogba

Simon Kuper in the FT reports on the football career so far of Didier Drogba, which began when he was 5 years old: Didier Drogba is a case study in mobility

" Five-year-old Didier Drogba was moving to France to live with an uncle, a professional footballer.
"Last Saturday Drogba, now aged 34, was a match-winner as Chelsea won its first ever Champions League. The Ivorian scored Chelsea’s equalising goal, then netted the decisive penalty. “Drogba’s final”, as it will surely be remembered, proved his last match of eight seasons with Chelsea. He says he is leaving London, and Shanghai Shenhua hopes to sign him. Since that flight from Abidjan, Drogba’s career has become a case study in how a modern professional (footballer or otherwise) should manage mobility.

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