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TWITTER SPECIAL: MLS pays tribute to retiring Arsenal, NYRB great Henry

Thierry Henry announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday prompting tributes from all corners of the globe.

The 37-year old French striker has decided to close the curtain on a glittering 20-year career which took him from Monaco to New York with stops in Turin, London and Barcelona in between.

Henry made his debut for French club AS Monaco in 1994 and went onto make 141 appearances, scoring 28 goals.

In 1999, the year after helping France take out the 1998 World Cup, had a brief spell with Juventus where he netted three times in 19 outings before he was bought by Arsenal in the same year.

It was with the Gunners where he really rose to prominence, scoring the remarkable total of 228 goals in 376 appearances, including 175 in the Premier League which is the equal-fourth highest in history. Henry won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his time in north London.

The 123-time France international netted 49 times in 121 matches for Barcelona between 2007 and 2010 (including two La Liga titles and one Champions League trophy) before he made his way to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls.

During his time Stateside, Henry scored 52 goals in 135 appearances for the Red Bulls and left a lasting legacy on the competition as evidenced by the following posts on Twitter from players and clubs in the USA and Canada's top flight.

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