Commitment: My Autobiography
- International Sports Autobiography of the Year – Shortlisted
Didier Drogba is one of the most recognisable and successful players in the world of football.
Renowned for his heading ability, sharp shooting and sheer strength, he has played for his native Ivory Coast, and for clubs in France, China and Turkey, but it is as a Chelsea striker that he is best known. His feats with Chelsea have made him a cult hero among supporters.
In this honest and revealing autobiography he talks about his early life in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has kept him grounded.
In 2012 Didier was voted Chelsea’s greatest ever player. He talks from a privileged behind-the-scenes position about tactics and how he felt mentally and physically, as well as recalling anecdotes from the dressing room. Didier provides unique insight into important and controversial matches from the first trophy he won with them in 2005 to the Premier League title a decade later; as well as what persuaded him to stay when he was at his lowest ebb.
Commitment also focuses on Drogba’s life off the pitch. He has been widely applauded for his involvement in trying to broker peace in the Ivorian civil war – he is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and his Didier Drogba foundation is currently building clinics in the Ivory Coast. Time magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people for his humanitarian work.