DIDIER DROGBA posed for a selfie with a totally unrecognisable World Cup legend.

Chelsea hero Drogba, 44, took to Instagram to post the photo.

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The Ivorian wore a black shirt and sunglasses to go with his shaved head and beaming smile.

And his “idol” – also in shades – was clearly mutually happy to hang out with the 2012 Champions League winner.

He wrapped his arm around Drogba’s shoulder in a black blazer to go with his grey curly hair and goatee beard.

And the 55-year-old completed the look with a No18 necklace.

However, this former Ballon d’Or winner is far more associated with wearing the No10 and his luscious long locks on the biggest stage of all.

He scored 291 club goals in his 643 games for the likes of Fiorentina, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.

The attacker lifted the Serie A trophy twice as well as the Coppa Italia and the Uefa Cup.

On the international scene, his return was an impressive 27 goals in 56 senior caps for Italy.

That included seven World Cup strikes, four of which came as Italy reached the final in 1994.

However, it was his penalty miss in the shootout that secured Brazil victory in the final.

Even to this day, the former footballer admits he has not forgotten the moment he skied Italy’s dreams.

He said in 2022: “I will never forget it. That was a childhood dream come true and then it ended in the most absurd fashion and I never got over it.

“The people always showed me great love and affection, they understood my suffering, but I am very demanding with myself.

“I had a thousand opportunities to miss a penalty in my career, that was the one I really couldn’t miss.”

The mystery footballer is of course… Roberto Baggio.

Baggio ditched the iconic long hair a while back – and shocked fans with his new look when he touched down in Qatar ahead of the World Cup final.

But he is still a popular figure in football at home in Italy and around the world.

Baggio retired in 2004 and spent time as Italian football’s technical director alongside his various charity work.

Away from football, he has three children with wife Andreina Fabbi, who he married in 1989.

Roberto Baggio is an Italy legend and scored at three World Cups
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