Soccer Legend Thierry Henry Announces Retirement

| by Daniel Yancelson

Soccer legend and frenchman Thierry Henry announced his retirement from the game of soccer on his facebook page Tuesday. He will now begin a career as a soccer analyst.

"After 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football," Henry wrote. "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."

During his 20-year career, Henry played for AS Monaco, Arsenal, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls, and the French National team.

His time in Arsenal was his most distinguished. He holds the record for most goals scored in franchise history with 228 in 377 games during two different stints with the Gunners.

Henry won his fair share of hardware. He led AS Monaco to a Ligue 1 title, he won the English Premier league twice with the Gunners, the FA Cup three times, and then also won two La Liga trophies and the Champions League with Barcelona.

Henry appeared in 123 games with the French National Team, scoring 51 goals for Les Bleus. He played a big part in France winning the World Cup in 1998, and also when they lost in the final to Italy in 2006.

He will now join Sky Sports as a soccer analyst.

"It 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," Henry wrote. "I will hopefully share some of the insights, observations and experiences I have learnt over the years with you guys."

Source: ESPNFC / Photo Credit: Flickr