Former Arsenal and New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, bringing an end to an extraordinary 20-year career. The 37-year-old Frenchman won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship with his country, in addition to several club league and cup titles with AS Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona and the Red Bulls. Henry’s next move will be as a television pundit with Sky Sports in Britain beginning next year.
"It has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the fans, team mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French national team that have made my time in the game so special," Henry said in a statement. "It is now time for a different career path. I have had some amazing memories (mostly good!) and a wonderful experience. I hope you have enjoyed watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part."
The Arsenal legend scored 228 goals for the North London club in two different spells, winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups before moving to Spanish giant Barcelona where he won two La Liga titles and the 2009 UEFA Champions League. On Dec 10, 2011, Arsenal unveiled a bronze statue of Henry outside the Emirates Stadium as part of its 125th anniversary celebration.