Ever wonder the story behind Didier Drogba wife and family and children? In this article, we take a close look and reveal all.
Drogba exchanged vows with his longtime lover Diakite Lalla in 2011. They held a private program in Monaco with their family members and close friends in attendance.
Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Samuel Eto, Micheal Essien, Florent Malouda, Djibril Cisse, Kader Keita, and Nicolas Anelka were some of the footballers in attendance. The attendee list also included several NBA players.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic was also there to officiate the wedding. Prominent African musicians like Fally Ipupa, DJ Arafat, and J-Martins also added glamour to the event.
Didier Drogba and Lalla wore traditional clothes and jewellery to honour their ethnic and cultural roots. The wedding featured a ‘’betee’’ ceremony, where the bride and groom, along with the guests, danced to traditional music.
Didier Drogba Wife & Children
The couple met in 1999 in Paris, well before Drogba got his big break in football. The couple has been together ever since. Lalla, who is from Mali, was a university student in Paris when she met Drogba for the first time.
His eldest son Isaac was born in 2000. Isaac is a Premier League Chelsea academy alumni and currently plays for Guingamp, a club his father had also played for in his early career.
Didier Drogba and his wife are parents to three children. Other than Isaac, they have a daughter and a son. Isaac’s brother’s and sister’s names are Kieran and Iman respectively.
Drogba has two younger brothers. Joel Drogba, 35, has also retired as a player. His only senior appearance in club football came in former Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk shirt.
Freddy, 28, has also ended his football career prematurely after unsuccessful stints with Le Mans and Dijon reserve sides. Like Didier, Joel was a striker. But, Freddy used to play as a central midfielder.