Thierry Henry joins Sky Sports Television after retiring from football
Thierry Henry announced his retirement from football after an outstanding 20-year career. He played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, Arsenal and ended his carer in MLS side New York Red Bulls where spent four seasons and was named on the MLS All-star team in all seasons. Henry will stay connect with football as he will join Sky Sports as a football expert from the beginning of 2015. He said about his football carer and new challenge:
"I've been fortunate enough to have had an amazing playing career with many incredible memories and now I can't wait for the next chapter to begin with Sky Sports. I played for some of the best teams in football and now I'm joining what I think is the best team in television. I'm looking forward to joining the guys and helping to provide Sky Sports viewers with the best possible analysis. I can't wait."
He spent eight years at Arsenal where was all-time leading goalscorer with 174 goals in 254 matches. He also played in season 2003/04 in Arsenal's shirt and was part of the "invincible" team who were unbeaten 49 games. Henry joined Barcelona in 2007 under the lead of Pep Guardiola. That year Barcelona won six major trophies which was never achieved before. Thierry Henry achieved more than 35 individual and team trophies such as the Champions League and La Liga trophies with Barcelona, the Premier League and FA Cup with Arsenal, the French League with Monaco and the MLS Shield with the New York Red Bulls. From individual awards, he was twice winner of the European Golden boot, four times winner of the English Premier League Golden Boot, five times winner of the French Player of the Year, three-time winner of the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year at Arsenal and twice PFA Players' Player of the Year.
Thierry Henry had 123 appearances for French national team and scored 51 goals. He had triumph in the World Cup and European Championship with national selection.
This is only a part of his success and triumphs in his amazing career. He is idol of a lot of football players and has a lot of positive statement about his playing. The former England striker Michael Owen said:
"One of the all time greats has hung up his boots. Thierry Henry was simply unplayable."
It is hard to say if he can be so good in sport analyst same as he was on the football pitches. He said:
"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."
Henry had been linked with a return to Arsenal for the rest of the season, but Henry has revealed that the though never really crossed his mind. However, he think this is not a good idea and use the famous movie "Rocky" to explain why:
"It will turn out to be a bad movie at one point. We all love the first Rocky but I don’t know about the last one."