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Didier Drogba wins 2013 Golden Foot Award

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Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has won the 2013 Golden Foot, after being presented with the accolade at a ceremony in Monte Carlo, according to reports on Twitter.

The Ivory Coast international beat a star-studded list of the world's best footballers over the age of 28, and still playing.

In the eleventh edition of the public voted award, the 35-year-old follows in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic - who won it in 2012 - and becomes the first African player to scoop the prestigious prize.

Drogba is also only the second player to be honoured that has played in the Premier League, with Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs the only other name from England's top-flight to receive recognition.

Each year the ceremony is attended by three former football stars, with Colombian legend Carlos Valderrama, Argentine great Ossie Ardiles and France's Jean-Pierre Papin this year's guests of honour.

The list of other nominees that the former Chelsea striker beat to the award are as follows:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal /Real Madrid), - Andres Iniesta (Spain / Barcelona) - Frank Lampard (England / Chelsea) - David Trezeguet (France / River Plate) - Andrea Pirlo (Italy / Juventus) - Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon / Chelsea) - Iker Casillas (Spain / Real Madrid) - David Beckham (England) - Miroslav Klose (Germany / Lazio).

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