Didier Drogba has been selected to receive the 2020 UEFA President's Award.
The former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker was hailed as a "pioneer" by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
Drogba fired Chelsea's winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final shoot-out, steered the Blues to four Premier League titles and as many FA Cup triumphs across nine years in two spells.
The 42-year-old recently failed in a bid for the Ivory Coast presidency, but has a thriving charitable foundation and is now aiming to move into football administration.
"Didier is a hero to millions of football fans for his achievements throughout his glittering playing career," said Ceferin.
"He is a leader - a pioneer. I will remember him as a player for his skill, strength and intelligence, but above all for his insatiable appetite to succeed - a trait which is just as present in his desire to help others off the field of play.