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Thierry Henry announces his retirement from professional soccer

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Thierry Henry has officially announced his retirement from professional soccer in a post on Facebook. The decisions does not necessarily come as a huge shock, but there had been questions about his future after the New York Red Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs.

Henry finishes his career with 360 professional goals and another 50 with the France national team. Although Henry only spent five of his 20 professional seasons with the Red Bulls, he still managed to bag 52 goals. During his four full seasons with the Red Bulls, Henry never scored fewer than 10 goals.

Henry leaves the game surely capable of squeezing a couple more years from his 37-year-old legs, having come off another outstanding season with the Red Bulls. Henry scored 10 goals and added 14 assists while garnering attention as a potential MVP candidate and leading the Red Bulls to the playoffs for the fifth straight season.