Thierry Henry: Career highlights

Published 1103 GMT (1903 HKT) December 16, 2014
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Thierry Henry has called time on a long and distinguished football career. The former French international, who turned 37 last August, announced his decision on Tuesday. He has spent the last four seasons playing for MLS side the New York Red Bulls. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/file
Henry began his career with Monaco, playing in the principality between 1994 to 1999. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
He rose to prominence at the 1998 World Cup, scoring three goals as France won the tournament in front of their home supporters. Marcus Brandt/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
France's all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals, Henry called time on his international career in 2010 after 123 appearances. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images/file
After a year with Juventus, Henry's career took off when he signed for English side Arsenal in 1999. Here, he holds his newly pressed shirt with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the North London club's old ground, Highbury. SINEAD LYNCH/AFP/Getty Images/file
Henry wheels away after scoring his 100th Premier League goal for Arsenal against Southampton in 2004. Clive Mason/Getty Images/file
He is Arsenal's all-time record goalscorer, netting 175 times for the club. Henry helped Wenger's side win two Premier League titles and three FA Cups. He was part of Arsenal's "Invincibles" team of 2003-04, which went through the season without losing a league match. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images/file
In 2007, Henry moved to Spain, joining Barcelona. A successful spell included two La Liga titles, one Copa del Ray and a European Champions League title in 2009. Denis Doyle/Getty Images/file
Henry with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi following the Champions League final win over Manchester United in 2009. Henry had picked up a runners-up medal with Arsenal in 2006. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images/file
A bronze statue of Henry was unveiled outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in 2011. It became an instant hit with the North London club's fans. Clive Mason/Getty Images/file
Henry returned to Arsenal for a brief last hurrah in 2012 playing four matches during a loan spell from the New York Red Bulls. He didn't disappoint scoring the winning goal in his first game back -- a third-round FA Cup tie against Leeds United. "He may be cast in bronze but he's still capable of producing truly golden moments," a TV commentator roared as the Frenchman celebrated. Clive Mason/Getty Images/file