NEW YORK: Thierry Henry could play the last competitive match of his distinguished career on Octber 26.

The 37-year-old will not be offered a contract extension by New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer after a career which still sees him rank as the record marksman for the French national team with 51 goals in 127 internationals.

New York’s sporting director Gerard Houllier said: “He has been planning to end his career so it is possible that these will be his last few games. Perhaps he will decide to continue but it will not be the Red Bulls.”

The former Arsenal favourite has scored nine goals since the start of the year, a total of fifty in 115 matches since 2010.

However New York are fifth in the MLS Eastern Conference so if they do not quality for the play-offs his last game will be in Kansas City on October 26.