He was an ice cold, composed, and an outstanding finisher. The iconic long sleeves and gloves would set the mood for any match.
It is hard to believe that the former French international never received a Ballon d'Or for his efforts. However, Henry had great success at Arsenal, winning the Premier League twice, as well as lifting the Champions League at Barcelona, before making his way to the MLS with New York Red Bulls.
Henry is now finding his feet in the world of coaching with MLS side CF Montreal. A very different prospect to scoring bags of goals.
Although Henry's playing career is over, Planet Sport is here to remind you of some of his most iconic moments as one of the world's top strikers.
Wonder volley against Manchester United - 2000/01
This Henry goal sums the Frenchman up. Pure imagination and class under pressure. In Henry's second season for Arsenal, the striker executed one of the most unbelievable goals ever scored at the club's old home Highbury.
Henry had a poor start to the 2000/01 campaign, failing to score in his previous six appearances for the Gunners. This made his goal against Manchester United even more extraordinary.
After collecting a Gilles Grimandi pass, Henry pulled off a remarkable first time flick and swivel. He was quickly away from Manchester United defender Denis Irwin, and then unleashed an outstanding volley, which looped over goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.
This goal will forever be embedded in the memory of Arsenal fans, truly one to remember.
First Premier League title - 2001/02
In the Frenchman's third season in North London, he truly announced himself as an Arsenal player.
Henry secured his first golden boot for the Gunners, scoring 24 league goals, one ahead of Chelsea's Dutch striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
As well as his own personal success, Henry claimed his first Premier League title as Arsenal won the league at Old Trafford with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
This win in Manchester also secured Arsenal's third double, as the Gunners won the FA Cup four days earlier, beating Chelsea 2-0.
Henry's third season in England was a just minor display of what was yet to come.
A statue worthy celebration - Henry v Tottenham Hotspur - 2002
Early on in Arsenal's 2002/03 campaign, Thierry Henry delivered a famous celebration against fierce North London rivals Tottenham. A moment so iconic it would be turned into a statue.
Once again, the French striker displayed his trademark dribbling and composure, with an outstanding solo goal, creating history at Highbury once again.
Picking up the ball in his own half, Henry dribbled away from the threat of Matthew Etherington. While gaining ground on the Tottenham defenders, the striker sidestepped Stephen Carr, before burying a sweet left foot finish past Kasey Keller.
You thought his goal was good? His celebration was even better. After Highbury erupted, Henry ran the length of the pitch to knee slide in front of the travelling Spurs supporters, rubbing salt further into the wounds.
So good a statue, recreating his iconic celebration, was placed outside Arsenal's new Emirates.
Hat trick v Liverpool - 2003/04
After an awful turn of events in European and domestic competitions, Henry had to take matters into his own hands against Liverpool to ensure Arsenal's title hopes remained alive.
The Gunners were on a run for a potential treble in the 2003/04 season. However, after getting knocked out of both the FA Cup and the Champions League, Arsenal were left with just the Premier League to focus on.
It didn't begin well. Liverpool were ahead by 2-1 at half time, aiming to ruin Arsenal's invincible plans. Henry had already scored in the first half, then Robert Pires equalized early in the second to draw the two teams level.
Henry then found some magic to conjure up a title winning goal in the second half.
The Frenchman picked the ball up deep in Liverpool's half, darting at their backline. Avoiding challenges from Dietmar Hamann and Jamie Carragher, Henry tucked the ball past Jerzy Dudek to put Arsenal ahead.
Arsene Wenger's side would go further ahead with another Henry goal to secure his much deserved hat-trick.
The victory put Arsenal seven points clear at the top thanks to another brilliant Henry performance.
Invincible - 2003/04
Henry achieved the unthinkable at Arsenal, something that hasn't been done since - winning the Premier League without losing a single game.
When Wenger announced his prediction for an unbeaten season, laughter could be heard for miles. But once again, a team with Henry never fails to disappoint. Arsenal won 26 games, drew twelve, and lost exactly none.
The Frenchman played a huge role in Wenger's plans to make history. He scored 30 goals in 37 league games, and was crowned the winner of another golden boot.
To top it off, the Gunners won the league at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane. A cherry on the top of Henry's standout career.
Becoming Arsenal's all-time record goal scorer - 2005
In October 2005, Thierry Henry became Arsenal's greatest ever goal scorer, passing the legendary Ian Wright's 185 goal mark.
The goal scoring did not stop at 186. The Frenchman would eventually score 228 goals for Arsenal in all competitions. A record that remains in place to this day.
Henry scored most of his goals against Leeds United, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, and Charlton - 12 against each team. Chelsea (10) and Manchester United (9) are next on the list proving that Henry can score against the big clubs too.
A genius in front of goal and a nightmare for defenders.
'The Gunner Galactico' - Henry v Real Madrid - 2005/06
Henry had experienced domestic success with Arsenal, winning the Premier League and FA Cup twice with the club. However, the striker was on a journey for European glory in the Champions League.
Arsenal had a huge hurdle to clear against Spanish giants Real Madrid, especially as no English side had ever won at the Bernabeu before. But once again, the Arsenal captain would run the show on Spanish soil.
A trademark Henry goal would change history. The striker picked up the ball in the centre circle, and rode the challenges of defenders. He beat a young Sergio Ramos before scoring the only goal in the game, shooting past Iker Casillas into the far corner.
That year Arsenal reached the Champions League final. But Henry would not achieve his dream as the Gunners lost 2-1 to Barcelona.
Triple success at Barcelona
After his eight year stay at Arsenal, Henry left his beloved club to join Barcelona for €24million. The Frenchman was the final piece in one of the deadliest strike forces in Barcelona history, as he partnered up with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o.
In his second season at the Camp Nou, Henry was part of another historic team that went on to win the treble. He won the La Liga, Copa del Rey, as well as the Champions League.
The Frenchman scored 26 goals in all competitions from left wing, and played a huge role in Barcelona's success.
Henry achieved glory in every competition Barcelona entered. The final piece to the Barcelona puzzle was more important than they thought.
Hat trick against Montreal Impact
After further success at Barcelona, Thierry Henry made the move to the MLS.
He joined New York Red Bulls in 2010 and played a major role in expanding the popularity of soccer in the USA. The striker scored 52 goals for the Red Bulls and had a number of stand out games.
In 2012, Henry scored an impressive hat trick against Montreal Impact, the club he would later manage.
Henry headed New York level in the first half, then put the Red Bulls 3-2 ahead after a perfect reverse shot from outside the box, beating Donovan Ricketts in goal.
The Red Bulls scored a fourth, before Henry secured his hat trick to make it five, dinking the ball past the hapless Ricketts.
Henry's return to Arsenal v Leeds United - 2012
In a shock January transfer in 2012, during the MLS off-season, Thierry Henry returned home to Arsenal. The Arsenal legend signed a two-month loan contract, covering for Arsenal players going to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Henry made his long awaited return against Leeds in an FA Cup third round tie, and announced his comeback in style.
A sly ball into Henry, from Alex Song, allowed the striker to perform a trademark finish, side footing it into the bottom right corner.
It was the only goal of the game and typically, for Henry, the match winner.