April 29th, 2010
Didier Drogba: One of The World’s Most Influential
The 2010 TIME 100 issue was unveiled today and only one professional footballer in the world was featured on the magazine’s people of influence list: Didier Droga of Chelsea FC/Côte d’Ivoire.
Placed at the #10 spot in the “Heroes” category, Drogba is said to be carrying “the hopes of a continent as Africa’s best-known soccer star” come World Cup kick-off. Equally impressive is his special double issue cover appearance – which he shares with former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, and Lady Gaga.
Those chosen for this distinguished honour were selected by editors and readers alike as the people “who most affect our world”. Other notable names shortlisted alongside DD’s that failed to make the final cut include Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká, Cheryl Cole and Thierry Henry.