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Drogba hosts party for Chelsea players to celebrate last season’s Champions League triumph

1Didier Drogba ex-Chelsea player hosted a dinner last night in honour of the Champions League title victory he secured with is former team-mates in May. Drogba organized the reunion at the Wyndham Hotel in Chelsea Harbour in recognition of last May’s amazing achievements, when they defeated Bayern Munich in their own stadium to lift the trophy.
 
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Bling ring: The gifts featured a Champions League ball and were believed to cost around £800k in total
Ashley Cole's ring showing the detail of his face, name and shirt number
 
He presented his old colleagues and backroom staff with special commemorative rings to mark their achievement – early reports suggest their total cost is around £800,000.
 
The Ivorian set up the special dinner to raise spirits after they became the first Champions League winners to be knocked out in the group stages the following season.
 
Spanish striker Torres, who is attempting to fill Drogba's boots at the club, was not in attendance.
 
However his son Leo turned two today and so he may have had an excuse for not showing up. Juan Mata and Petr Cech were also unable to make it to the event.
 
Drogba quit Chelsea at the end of last season to sign for Shanghai Shenhua but is back in London to train at Cobham before the African Cup of Nations early next year.
 
The Blues legend struck the decisive penalty against Munich in the Allianz Arena in May – the kick his last in a Chelsea shirt – to send the fans into raptures and delight owner Roman Abramovich.
 
Earlier in the game he had hauled Chelsea level with a powerful header, just before the end, to send the match into extra time.
 
His fine performances helped them progress through the competition, and Drogba had a huge impact in particular during the home games against Valencia, Napoli and Barcelona.

 

From the LHS: Ferreria, Sturridge, Ryan Bertrand, Drogba, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Ivanovic
From LHS: Dan Koppen, Larry Izzo and Lonie Paxton of the New England Patriots show off their rings
Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat shows off his 2012 NBA Championship ring
 

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