Thierry Daniel Henry (born August 17, 1977) is a retired French professional footballer who helped France win the 1998 World Cup. He also became Arsenal Football Club’s all-time leading scorer where he played eight years for the team and spent his two final seasons as captain. He led the team to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final. Henry played as a forward for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls. He started his professional career for AS Monaco when he was only 17.
Greatest Sporting Achievements
Thierry Henry is the only football player to win the European Golden Boot for two consecutive seasons. When he played for Arsenal, he became a world-class player, becoming the team’s all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions. He also won two league titles, three FA Cups, a runner up for FIFA World Player of the Year award twice, became PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice and the FWA Football Player of the Year thrice. He even surpassed Michel Platini’s record to as France’s top goal scorer of all time.
Why Was He So Good?
Thierry Henry is one of the most outrageously talented players of the past decayed. He has an electric pace, extraordinary control; elaborate skill and unrivalled tranquility in front of goal.
What You May Not Know
- He is part of the UNICEF-FIFA squad, where he and other football players promote the sport as a game that must be played on behalf of children. Henry also took part in FIFA’s “Live for Love United” in 2002 where proceeds would go to AIDS research, Stand Up Speak Up – a campaign against racism in football and also a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
- In 2007, Thierry Henry was featured on Time Magazine’s “Heroes and Pioneers” on the Time 100 list.
He is the only player to be named England’s Footballer of the Year on three separate occasions.
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