London - Not many people would fancy taking on David Beckham when it comes to posing in underwear.

But fellow footballer Didier Drogba clearly isn’t scared and has launched his own range in collaboration with Hom.

And the 36-year-old, who is two years younger than Becks, has decided to model them himself and, what’s more, one euro from each pair sold goes to the Didier Drogba Foundation.

The former Chelsea star can be seen in the image wearing the tight underwear while writing his name on a glass sheet in front of him.

Accompanying the snap, he wrote: “I’m very proud to announce the launch of my underwear brand.The first underwear brand that will be launched to support a foundation, my foundation, The didierdrogbafoudation.”

The Ivorian footballer, who plays as a forward for Galatasaray, is known not only as one of the best players in Chelsea’s history but also for his charity work over the years.

The Didier Drogba Foundation was set up to provide financial and material support in health and education to the African people.

The father-of-three decided to build a hospital after a trip to the Ivorian capital’s hospitals, saying at the time: “I decided the foundation’s first project should be to build and fund a hospital giving people basic healthcare and a chance just to stay alive.”

In order to raise money, star-studded galas are held every year, which sees other footballers reach into their pockets to donate.

Over the years Drogba has played an important part in helping bring peace to his county.

Following the news that the Ivory Coast had qualified for the 2006 World Cup, he made a plea to combatants which led to a ceasefire after five years of civil war.

In 2007, Drogba was appointed by the UN Development Programme as a Goodwill Ambassador.

He continued to demonstrate his charitable nature over the years and in late 2009, he announced he would be donating the £3-million signing-on fee for his endorsement of Pepsi to the construction of a hospital in his home town of Abidjan.

Not surprisingly, his involvement in the peace process led to Drogba being named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine for 2010. - Daily Mail