A former Chelsea and Ivorian striker and legend, Didier Drogba, has been named France Football’s new ambassador for the Ballon d’Or.
The Ivory coast international was a star at Chelsea on the pitch, but is also well known for his work off the pitch, in his own home country and all round the world.
The 64th ceremony of the Ballon d’Or will be held on December 2nd. The Chelsea legend will put on the costume of emcee during the party.
“I am proud to be offered this ambassadorial role. It’s a prestigious trophy, I could spend my days watching it,” assured Drogba.
“The presentation of an evening, it will be more difficult for me than to play a match in front of 60 000 spectators. Footballer, it was my job every day and I managed to manage this stress. But I met a great team for this new role, it gave me confidence and now I can not wait to start the rehearsals. “