LONDON - Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career.
The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and European Championships in 2000, while picking up trophies with Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls in a success-laden club career.
"It has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the fans, team mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French National Team that have made my time in the game so special," he said in a statement.
"It is now time for a different career path."
"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."
He left the Red Bulls earlier this month at the end of his four-year contract in Major League Soccer, saying he needed time to contemplate his next move.
On Tuesday Henry said he had taken up a role as a television pundit with Sky Sports in Britain starting next year.
The speedy winger made his name in England where he became one of Europe's most feared strikers after Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger switched him to a central role following his arrival from Juventus.
He scored 228 goals for the Londoners in two spells, winning two English Premier League titles before moving to Spanish giants Barcelona where he won a pair of La Liga crowns and the Champions League in 2009.
BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's food and catering industry revenue is expected to exceed 3.9 trillion yuan (about 607 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up 10.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released by the China Cuisine Association.
Chinese cuisine held a significant share of the sector, while hot pot remained the most popular food choice among Chinese people, it said.
The year 2017 also saw the rapid development of the fast food industry, accounting for 16 percent of total food industry revenue, it said.
People born after 1990 and 2000 accounted for about half of the food and catering-related consumption. People born after 1990 preferred cakes and desserts to Chinese dishes.
Some 19.2 percent of Chinese people said they were most concerned with the dining environment when choosing a restaurant, followed by taste, food safety and price. Chinese people sought out food that was salty and fresh-tasting in 2017, according to the report.
More than 60 percent of consumers had midnight snacks at least once or twice a week, it said.
Six cities in south China's Guangdong Province were among the country's top 10 cities where midnight snacks were popular, the report said.
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