Former Ivorian forward Didier Drogba has been picked as the recipient of the 2020 UEFA President’s Award by Aleksander ?eferin, with the UEFA President selecting the Ivorian for his “commitment to excellence both on and off the pitch”.
The President's Award recognises outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities, and ?eferin is full of admiration for Drogba's desire to help improve the lives of children in developing countries following his retirement.
“Didier is a hero to millions of football fans for his achievements throughout his glittering playing career. He is a leader – a pioneer. 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,” said ?eferin.