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Soccer great Thierry Henry retires

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year soccer career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats. The 37-year-old, a member of the France teams that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, announced he will become a TV analyst. Henry, who holds the French record of 51 goals in 123 internationals, netted 175 English Premier League goals and is the Gunners’ all-time leading goalscorer. “It has been an incredible journey … 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,” Henry wrote on his Facebook page. His career ended this year with the New York Red Bulls. – AP

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