French football superstar Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from professional football after 20 years featuring for top-notch clubs like Barcelona and Arsenal and his national team, France.
The 37-year-old striker announced his retirement on his Facebook page and will be returning to London to join Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador.
â€œAfter 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football. 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.
â€œIt is now time for a different career path and I am pleased to say that I will be returning to London and joining Sky Sports. I will hopefully share some of the insights, observations and experiences I have learnt over the years with you guys.
â€œI 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,â€ said Henry.
Henry had impressed at the 1998 World Cup when he scored three goals and helped France lift their the first World Cup title on home soil.
In 2000, he was again a key player, helping Les Bleus win the European Football Championship, which was jointly hosted by Belgium and Netherlands.
Henry remains Franceâ€™s all-time top scorer with 51 goals from 123 appearances.
It was at Arsenal that he truly became one of the most feared strikers in the world, leading the team to two Premier League titles and three FA Cups and in the process, bagging for himself two PFA Player of the Year awards, three FWA Footballer of the Year honours, four Premier League golden boots and two European golden boot awards.
In 2007, Henry joined Barcelona and over four seasons there, he won two La Liga titles, a Copa Del Rey, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup.MYNEWSHUB