Chelsea FC: Why Didier Drogba Deserves Recognition and Retirement After Win

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IMay 19, 2012

Didier Drogba
Didier DrogbaAlex Livesey/Getty Images

Chelsea FC defeated FC Bayern Munich on their home base on the basis of penalties. The victory gave Chelsea the 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League (UCL) trophy.

The victory would not have been possible without the last-minute equalizer of Didier Drogba. While Drogba has his defects, he deserves recognition for what transpired in Munich.

At the same time, Drogba should consider retiring from Chelsea FC and football. The recognition and retirement comes at a period when Chelsea won (against all odds) the UCL.

Drogba should be remembered for his ability to balance (according to ESPN Soccernet) theatrics with great playing.

Who could forget the 29 goals that he did during the 2009-2010 Premier League season for Chelsea? What about all he has done for Stamford Bridge in the years that he played for them?

Drogba even won the 2006 African Footballer of the Year award for his efforts in the sport. It is easy to praise a player when they are winning and easy to criticize when losing.

While it could be tempting to renew Drogba's contract for one more year, there is a time to say goodbye. Drogba is now at a point where he can hold his head with dignity and retire.

My best wishes for Drogba and Chelsea FC in their deserved victory in the UEFA Champions League.