Following Manchester United’s win against Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League last weekend, the Portuguese national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the oldest active player to score and assist in an English Premier League game since Chelsea’s Didier Drogba did so back in 2014.
Based on stats, style of play, and individual performance in the EPL, here are reasons why the former Chelsea and Ivorian national team captain Didier Drogba should be put into consideration as a better goalscorer ahead of Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo who has played in three different top European Leagues.
Despite equalling the 2011/2012 Uefa Champions League winner Didier Drogba’s record in the EPL, Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t at the level of the African player when it comes to scoring EPL goals at the age of 36.
✓While playing for Chelsea in the 2014/2015 football season at the age of 36, Didier Drogba scored only four goals and but some of these goals from outside the 18-yard box, a fear Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to achieve as an EPL player this season.
At Chelsea, Didier Drogba was not given much playing time during his second time with the club. Didier Drogba who was signed by Jose Mourinho in 2004 went on to help the North London club to win different major trophies including the Uefa Champions League which they won back in 2012. The Ivorian international returned to Stamford Bridge in 2014 and became the first oldest player to score a goal and give an assist in a match.
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