Drogba honoured by FWA accoladeChelsea forward Didier Drogba spoke of his pride at joining the list of prestigious winners of the Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London.
The Ivory Coast forward, 36, was guest of honour at the January 2015 event, and was presented with the long-running accolade from FWA chairman Andy Dunn.
Mourinho Tribute To ‘Phenomenal’ DrogbaChelsea forward Didier Drogba will be the guest of honour at the 2015 Football Writers' Association Tribute Night at the Savoy Hotel, London.
Here, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reflects on Drogba the player and the person.
FWA TO HONOUR DROGBA
The Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm Didier Drogba will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at The Savoy, London, on January 25, 2015.
Chelsea forward Drogba said: "It is an incredible honour. I have looked at the list of people who have been given this award and there are some of the most famous names in football on it.
MOURINHO HONOURED ON SPECIAL NIGHT AT SAVOYPhotography: Action Images
The Special One became The Perfect One as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was honoured at a star-studded Football Writers' Association gala tribute evening at the Savoy in London.
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A SPECIAL HONOUR FOR JOSÉ MOURINHOThe Football Writers’ Association are pleased to confirm José Mourinho will be honoured at the annual Gala Tribute Evening at the Savoy, London, on January 19, 2014.
The Chelsea manager said: “I am delighted that the FWA have chosen me. When I see who the association have honoured over the years I realise how much it means to be alongside so many of the greats of English football.”
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In order to work in the UK, most citizens from outside Switzerland and the EU plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are required to meet a certain number of criteria. Footballers are no different from anyone else in this respect. To play in a league in the UK, ie the Barclays Premier League, the player must have participated in at least 75 per cent of his national team’s senior competitive internationals during ...
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IS BITING AN OPPONENT IN THE LAWS OF THE GAME?
Not specifically. Thankfully it is so rare the International Football Association Board, FIFA’s law-making body, have not seen fit to include biting in Law 12 (fouls and misconduct) but it would come under violent conduct and if a referee saw a player bite an opponent it would be a red card offence
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Have you ever worked in a profession other than football?
I worked on a building site labouring as a teenager but got sacked after having a fight with the foreman. Construction's loss is football's gain I like to think. I have also had various jobs including filing the insides of the telescopic legs of fold up fishing chairs to make them fit and buttering bread at the Student Union while at University. I also made cash as a ...