Former Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry, born in a suburb of Paris, has decided to call time on his illustrious playing career, which lasted 20 years.
The 1998 World Cup winner left New York Red Bulls this month and decided to take up a media role; Henry will be joining Sky Sports as a pundit, after being part of the BBC's World Cup 2014 team.
During his time with the Gunners he scored an incredible 175 Premier League goals, which is currently joint fourth on the all-time list as Frank Lampard's winner last weekend at Leicester, brought him level with the Frenchman on goals. He is the only player to have scored more than twenty Premier League goals in five consecutive seasons.
Henry's Arsenal career from 1999-2007 brought him two Premier league titles, three FA cups and two Charity shields. He was also part of the famous "Invincible's " team that went through the entire 2003-4 season undefeated. He won the Premier League Golden boot four times. Arsenal also came runners-up in the Champions League final in 2006.
He moved to the Catalan giants Barcelona in 2007, and won the Champions league in 2009. He returned to his spiritual home Arsenal for a brief four-game loan in 2012, and added one more Premier League goal to his tally. He also came on as a substitute to score the winner against Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup.
Before Henry moved to the Emirates in 1999 he played for Monaco and Juventus. Henry made his debut with AS Monaco in 1994, age 17, and helped the Ligue 1 side to the French league title in 1997.
His fantastic form led to an international call- up in 1998, when he went on to win the World Cup for the French national team as a twenty year-old; the 1998 World Cup was hosted by France. He was also influential in French European Championship triumph two years later in 2000, as he scored three goals in five games. Henry became France's all time leading goalscorer with 51 goals in 123 games.
Over the last 20 years Henry has been very popular with the #Football fans worldwide; we will be more than happy to see more of him now that he will be on Sky Sports.