Didier Drogba

Peace and Sport

Didier Drogba is the Vice-President of Peace and Sport.

After a 25-year career as an international footballer, the all-time leading Ivorian striker has decided to continue his commitment to peace through sport. In 2005, after leading his country to qualification for the World Cup, Didier Drogba took a microphone in the dressing room and, surrounded by his teammates, bent down on his knees on national television. He implored both sides to drop their weapons and, within a week, his wish was granted. Two years later, in 2007, he created the Didier Drogba Foundation, whose mission is to facilitate the health and education of the most vulnerable populations. His social commitment led him to be appointed Champion for Peace in 2017 to work alongside Peace and Sport, the neutral International Organisation for Peace through Sport. In 2018, he decided to go even further in his commitment and became its Vice-President alongside Joël Bouzou, Founder-President. For the past two years, Didier Drogba has taken concrete action to demonstrate the unifying, educational and social impact of sport through sport diplomacy initiatives and field programmes with the support of the Champions for Peace.