Ivorian striker given Yugoslav nickname
Chelsea star Didier Drogba’s mum has revealed she nicknamed him Tito as a child after Yugoslavia’s communist leader Marshall Tito. The Ivory Coast international was given the name in the hope he would take on some of Tito’s determination.
Mum Clotilde said: “When I was pregnant with Didier there was this general who was the leader of Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito, that I appreciated a lot for his values and perseverance. I loved him a lot because of his fighting spirit and that’s why we called Didier Tito.”
It has been a week for childhood nicknames on OTP. Yesterday we discovered that Wayne Rooney is still known as Jimmy to his close friends and family.