Thierry Henry retires
Former Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has retired at the age of 37 after leaving USA team New York Red Bulls.
The Frenchman, who also played for Monaco, Juventus, and Barcelona, scored 175 Premier League goals and is fourth on the list of all-time scorers.
Henry was a pundit for BBC at the 2014 World Cup and is now joining Sky Sports.
In 1998, Henry won the World cup with France and the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009.
He also has won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups with Arsenal and the La Liga and Copa Del Rey with Barcelona.
Here is a brief summary of Henry’s career:
1994 Makes top-flight debut for Monaco on 31 August, aged 17
1998 On the bench as France win World Cup final
1999 Joins Juventus in January but makes just 20 appearances
1999 Joins Arsenal for £10.5m – wins two Premier Leagues & three FA Cups
2000 Scores three in five as France win Euro 2000
2007 Joins Barcelona for £16.1m
2009 Wins league, cup and Champions League treble with Barcelona
2010 Joins MLS side New York Red Bulls
2012 Returns to Arsenal on loan and scores twice
2012 Returns back to New York Red Bulls for the start of the season
2014 Retires from professional football, aged 37
When asked if he had considered another stint at the Emirates, he told Sky Sports: “You kind of never leave Arsenal. How many comebacks do you make? At one point it will turn out to be a bad move. We all love the first Rocky but I’m not too sure about the last one.”
He added: “I would like to thank all the fans, team-mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and, of course, the French national team that have made my time in the game so special.
“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.
“See you on the other side.”
Dylan, YJA Football Correspondent (Primary), Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy