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Didier Drogba Wins African Footballer of 2009

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Didier Drogba has been named African Footballer of the Year 2009 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) with 92 points. Move cursor over this video link to see his recent goals.

Below you will find list of all other winners.  Click on name link of a winner for a pop-up photo to appear.

Samuel Eto’o came second with 69 points and Michael Essien third with 42 points. Given Drogba’s form for Chelsea this season, it’s tough to argue with the votes. This is Drogba’s second African Footballer of the Year win, after he collected the award in 2006. In 2007 he missed the title apparently by absence.

The Chelsea striker was the headline grabber, but he wasn’t the only winner. Other awards handed out were as follows:

In 2007, I have decided to create the Didier Drogba Foundation. Its first goal is to provide financial and material support in health and education to the underprivileged, especially women and children, who are often the ones who struggle the most. The children’s education is a very important matter to me, as much as their health. And to see women dying while giving birth in the 21st century is unthinkable to me but there is still too many today, particularly on the African continent.

Didier Drogba

Inter-Club Player of the Year
Tresor Mputu Mabi (T.P. Mazembe and DR Congo)

National Team of the Year
Algeria (presumably for their World Cup qualification achievement)

Club of the Year
T.P. Mazembe (DR Congo) – Winner of the 2009 CAF Champions League

Young Player of the Year
Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan and Ghana U-20) (Top scorer and Most Valuable Player at U-20 World Cup)

Coach of the Year
Sellas Tetteh (Ghana U-20) – Won U-20 World Cup for Ghana

Fair Play Award
Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) fans

Best Supporters Club
South Africa Supporters Club

African Football Legend:
Stephen Keshi (Nigeria)
Jules Bocande (Senegal)
Osvaldo Saturnino de Oliviera “Jesus” (Angola)

Platinum Award:
Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, President of the Republic of Ghana

CAF Best XI
Goalkeeper – Muteba Kidiaba (T.P Mazembe and DR Congo)
Defenders – John Pantsil (Fulham and Ghana), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth and Algeria), Wael Gomaa (Al-Ahly and Egypt)
Midfielders – Alexander Song (Arsenal and Cameroon), Michael Essien (Chelsea and Ghana), Seydou Keita (Barcelona and Mali), Yaya Toure (Barcelona and Cote d’Ivoire)
Attackers – Tresor Mputu Mabi (T.P. Mazembe and DR Congo), Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan and Cameroon), Didier Drogba (Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire)

Written by Mark Bajkowski.Mark, born in Poland, is a Jack of all trades, master of none, who lives in New York since 1979. Mark has an unusually wide range of interests and is known to relate well to the people half of his age. Since his early childhood, he felt a curious relation to Africa, which unavoidably brings up the controversial subject of multiple-life experiences.

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