Thierry Henry joins Sky Sports

Legendary Arsenal striker to join star-studded panel of experts in January 2015

David Baker
by David Baker on 16th December, 2014

Thierry Henry will join Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador after officially announcing his retirement from the game.

He’ll join the Sky Sports panel – featuring other former professionals including Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp – from the start of 2015.

The global sporting icon will share his opinions and insight following a playing career of unparalleled success.

A trophy laden career

Henry lifted more than 35 individual and team honours during a glittering career that included both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship in 2000. The Frenchman also enjoyed success on the club stage, winning the Premier League as part of Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ side before moving to Barcelona.

His time in Spain yielded the Champions League and the La Liga title as part of Josep Guardiola’s all-conquering side, while Henry also won trophies during spells at Monaco and New York Red Bulls.

Henry was also crowned French player of the year five times and was twice named PFA Players’ player of the year and scored more than 300 goals in just over 600 club appearances.

Add to that two European Golden boots, four English Premier League Golden Boots and the fact he is both Arsenal’s and France’s leading all-time scorer; and the pedigree of Sky Sports’ latest signing is there for all to see.

The next chapter

“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,” said Henry. “I played for some of the best teams in football and now I’m joining what I think is the best team in television.”

Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis welcomed the addition of Henry, claiming “the best team just got better”. Carragher added that he was “delighted we’re finally on the same side” after Henry joined Sky Sports,  while Neville said Britain was “blessed” to have seen the striker at his peak. Henry will also work with Sky Sports Living and the Sky Academy, joining other sporting greats such as David Beckham, Katie Taylor, Jonny Wilkinson and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

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