Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has beaten off stiff competition from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be named Ligue 1’s greatest striker of the last 20 years.

The vote was held on Ligue 1’s official Twitter account, with Drogba receiving 51 per cent of the 40,094 votes that were cast.

Ibrahimovic defeated Mario Balotelli, Alexandre Lacazette, Kylian Mbappe and former strike-partner Edinson Cavani to get to the final while Drogba defeated Fernando Morientes, Alexander Frei, Karim Benzema and Pauleta to get to the final.

Drogba was delighted to receive the honour and tweeted: “Wow what recognition from the fans, thank you @EAGuingamp @OM_Officiel for allowing me to experience these incredible emotions.

“Great respect to all strikers who have played in the French championship.”