Friday, July 16, 2010

Thierry Henry Retired from International Football

Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from international football today. The announcement has come following a disastrous World Cup mission with France in South Africa. Henry has recently joined MLS club New York Red Bulls in a move away from Barcelona after spending 3 seasons with the Catalan club.

Thierry Henry is currently the all-time leading scorer of France with 51 goals in 123 matches. Besides winning many titles at club level, Henry won World Cup title in 1998 and European Championship title in 2000 with France.

Henry spent the best time of his career at Arsenal and is now considered as a legend of the North London club. Scoring 226 goals in all competitions, Henry has become the all-time highest scorer for Arsenal.

Following a disappointing short stint with Juventus, he joined Arsenal in 1999 and stayed at the club before moving to Barcelona in 2007. During his 8-year stint with the Gunners, he emerged as the top scorer of Arsenal in almost every season.

Among the notable titles Thierry Henry won at club level include a Champion League, a FIFA Club World Cup, 2 Premier League, 3 FA Cup, 1 Spanish Cup and 2 La Liga titles. The 32-year-old started his professional career at Monaco in 1994 before moving to Juventus in 1999.

During his Arsenal years, Henry was considered as one of the best strikers in the world and he made the UEFA Team of the Year 5 times while playing for the Gunners. He also won the European Golden Boot in 2 successive years in 2004 and 2005 and was included in the team of the tournament of World Cup 2006 and European Championship 2000.

It is true that Thierry Henry could not make that much impact in France’s performance over the last few years, but he played a big role in France’s progress to the World Cup 2006 final.

Overall, Thierry Henry is a legend for France as well as Arsenal and he would always be remembered as one of the greatest players in the history of France football.

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