by Divyam Arora
It was a grand send off for a man who had given it his all to win the competition and for once be crowned the champion of Europe. No matter how bad his form be, he always used to come alive in the big games. Cup final specialist is how he's known at Chelsea. Scored in every cup game at the new Wembley Stadium and stands tall as the Chelsea's leading scorer in Europe. He is also the 4th highest all time goal scorer for Chelsea FC. Twice African player of the year, featured in the FIFA Pro team, Golden Boot(s) & Man of the match in UEFA Champions League finale. Records are aplenty. He was the record transfer when he signed for Chelsea in 2004 for ￡24 million on this day nine years ago. He has given us all a lot of memories and some amazing goals. The goal against Barcelona, against Arsenal in the semi final of FA Cup and the long shot to complete the comeback against Everton specially comes to mind. Not to mention the great free kicks he has scored in the past including the ones against Tottenham & Hull City.