Thierry Henry deserves to be regarded on the same level as Pele and Michel Platini after the former Arsenal striker announced his retirement from the game, according to Euro 2000-winning France coach Roger Lemerre.
Henry, 37, called time on his playing career on Tuesday following the expiration of his contract with MLS franchise New York Red Bulls earlier this month.
Clubs and goals: Total - 411 goals in 917 games
Monaco (28), Juventus (3), Arsenal (228), Barcelona (49), New York Red Bulls (52)
Internationals: France - 51 goals in 123 games
Trophies: Ligue 1 (1); Trophee des champions (1); Premier League (2); FA Cup (3); FA Community Shield (2); Spanish La Liga (2); Copa del Rey (1); Supercopa de España (1); UEFA Champions League (1); UEFA Super Cup (1); FIFA Club World Cup (1); MLS Supporters' Shield (1); MLS Eastern Conference (2); World Cup 1998; Euro 2000; Confederations Cup 2003.
In addition to becoming Arsenal's all-time leading scorer in his eight-year spell in north London, Henry also surpassed Platini as...