Thierry Henry

Attackers Had strengthened WHO FC Barcelona and Arsenal he is Thierry Daniel Henry is a French footballer WHO plays for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer. It was at Arsenal That Henry made his name as a world-class soccer player. In the long-time mentor and coach Arsène Wenger, Henry Became A Prolific striker and all-time leading scorer with 226 goals to lead Arsenal in all Competitions.

With the Catalan club's first awards in 2009 came They won the league, cup and Champions League treble. He went on to Achieve unprecedented sextuple by also winning the Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup and World Club Cup. Henry enjoyed the same success with the French national team, winning the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2003. In October 2007, he surpassed Michel Platini's record to Become the French top scorer of all time. Henry retired from international football after the 2010 World Cup.

Personal information
Full name : Thierry Daniel Henry
Date of birth : 17 August 1977 (age 34)
Place of birth : Les Ulis, Essonne, France
Height : 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club information
Current club Arsenal
(on loan from the New York Red Bulls)
Number 12

Early Years
Henry is of Antillean heritage: his father, Antoine, came from Guadeloupe (La Desirade island), and his mother, Maryse, is from Martinique. For seven years, Henry showed great potential, prompting Claude Chezelle to recruit him to the local club CO Les Ulis. His father forced him to attend training, even though the child was not much interested in football. U.S. Palaiseau coach Jean-Marie Panza, Henry's future mentor, Followed there.

Club Career

Monaco (1992-1999) and Juventus (1999)

In 1990, Monaco sent scout Arnold Catalano to watch Henry in a match. Henry scored all six goals as his side won 6-0. Catalano requested That Henry complete a course at the elite Clairefontaine academy, and despite the director's reluctance to admit Henry due to poor school results, he was allowed to complete the course and Arsene Wenger joined Monaco as a young player. Subsequently, Henry signed professional forms with Monaco and made his professional debut in 1994. In his first season with Monaco, Henry scored three goals in 18 Appearances.

Under the supervision of the manager, Henry Frenchman named Young Player of the Year in 1996, and in the 1996-97 season, his solid performances helped the club win the Ligue 1 title. During the 1997-98 season, he was instrumental in leading his club to the Champions League semi-finals, making the French record by scoring seven goals in the competition.

It was at Arsenal That Henry made his name as a world-class soccer players, and although the transfer was not without Controversy, Wenger believes he is worth the cost of the transfer as a substitute colleague Brought French forward Nicolas Anelka, Henry soon formed into a striker by Wenger. It is doubtful dispelled he ended his first season at Arsenal with an impressive tally of 26 goals Arsenal finished second in the league behind Manchester United, and lost in the UEFA Cup.

Despite recording Fewer than goals and assists, his first season, Henry's second season with Arsenal proved to be a breakthrough, Because he Became the club's top scorer. Armed with one of the league's best attack, Arsenal Quickly on perennial Rivals Manchester States for the league title. Arsenal finished seven points clear of Liverpool to win the league title, and beat Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Final. Henry Became the leagues top goal-scorer and scored 32 goals in all Competitions as he led Arsenal to a double and his first with the club's silver.

2002-03 proved to be another productive season for Henry, he scored 32 goals in all Competitions while contributing 23 assists-remarkable returns to the striker.  Entering the 2003-04 season, Arsenal are determined to Reclaim the Premier League crown. France led the league in goals and won the European Golden Boot.  This dip in the success compounded Arsenal failed again to secure back-to-back league title They lost to Chelsea in the 2004-05 season, although Arsenal did not win the FA Cup (Henry missed the finals due to injury).

2005-06 season proved to be one of remarkable personal achievements for Henry. On October 17, 2005, Henry Became the club on goal-scorer of all time, two goals against Sparta Prague in the Champions League Meant he broke Ian Wright's record of 185 goals On February 1, 2006, he scored a goal against West Ham, Bringing league goal tally up to 151, breaking Arsenal legend Cliff Bastin league record for goals. Henry scored 100 league goals at Highbury, a feat unparalleled in the history of the club, and a unique achievement in the Premier League.

The Gunners eventually lost 2-1 to Barcelona, and Arsenal's inability to win the Premier League for two consecutive seasons combined with the relative experience of the Arsenal squad Speculation That Caused much Henry would leave for another club. Arsenal vice chairman David Dein later claimed the club Had rejected two offers of £ 50 million from Spanish clubs for Henry before signing a new contract. Henry 2006-07 season marred by injury. Although he scored 10 goals in 17 domestic Appearances for Arsenal, Henry's season was cut short in February. Wenger Henry Caused injury to the protracted 2005-06 campaign, and insisted That Henry is interested in staying with Arsenal to rebuild for the 2007-08 season.

On June 25, 2007, in an unexpected event, Henry moved to Barcelona for € 24 million. Teams That I move "Henry left Arsenal as a club all-time leading goalscorer with 174 league goals, and leads all-time goal-scorer in Europe with 42 goals; in July 2008, the Arsenal fans. chose him as the greatest Arsenal player ever at the polls Greatest 's Gunners' 50 Players. At Barcelona, Henry was given jersey number 14, the same as that used at Arsenal. etapi with Henry Mostly deployed on the wing throughout the season, he was Unable to reproduce the scoring form he achieved with Arsenal.

Henry went to go beyond this calculation more integrated in the 2008-09 campaign, won the first trophy of his career in Barcelona on May 13, 2009  Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final. Barcelona won the league and the Champions League soon after, Completing the treble for France, the which combined with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o scored 100 goals this season the between Them. Later in the year 2009, Henry helped Barcelona win an unprecedented sextuple, consisting of treble, the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

The next season, the emergence of Pedro Rodríguez That means Henry's only started 15 league games Prior to La Liga season ends, and with a year remaining on his contract, club president Joan Laporta said on May 5, 2010 That Henry. After Henry returned from the World Cup, Barcelona Confirmed That They Had approved the sale of Henry to an unnamed club, with players WHO are still agreeing terms with new club.

New York Red Bulls
In July 2010, Henry signed a multi-year contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York Red Bulls for the 2010 season as the second designated player. He made ​​a full MLS debut on July 31 against the Houston Dynamo 2-2, two goals helped Juan Pablo Angel. His first MLS goal on 28 August come in a 2-0 win against San Jose Earthquakes. Red Bulls finally topped the Eastern Conference by one point over Columbus Crew before losing 3-2 on aggregate against the San Jose Earthquakes in the quarterfinals of the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs. The next season, the Red Bulls are 10th in the league overall resource, and bent in the Conference Semi-finals MLSMLS Cup Playoffs 2011 Playoffs.

International Career
Henry has a Successful career with the French national team, won the first of his 123 caps in June 1997, it's good form for Monaco was rewarded with a call-up for the Under 20 national team of France, where he played at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship team with a future partner William Gallas and David Trezeguet Within four months., France head coach Aimé Jacquet Called Henry is up to the senior team. Although Henry is an unknown quantity at international level, he ended the tournament as France's top scorer with three goals.

France then won the match in extra time following a converted penalty kick by Zinedine Zidane. France went on to defeat Italy in extra time in the finals, Henry get the second major international medal. During the tournament, Henry was elected man-of-the-match in three games, including the final against Italy. Cup 2002 World Cup featuring a stunning early exit for Both Henry and France as defending champions knocked out were the resource persons in the group stage after failing to score in all three games, France lost Their first match in group play and Henry. France lost 2-0 to Denmark.

Henry's return to form for his country in the Confederations Cup 2003. Despite playing without team stalwarts Zidane and Patrick Vieira, France won, in large part due to Henry's outstanding play, the which he was named the Worst by the FIFA Technical Study Group in three of the five-French match. tournament top scorer with four goals. At Euro 2004, Henry played in France throughout the match and scored two goals. Cup Henry remained as one of the automatic starter in the squad.

On October 13, 2007, Henry scored his 41st against the Faroe Islands, joining Michel Platini as the top goalscorer of all time-states. On June 3, 2008, Henry made his 100th appearance for the national team in a match against Columbia, France Became the sixth player ever reach That milestone.

Henry did not feature in the initial line-up for France in World Cup 2010. France draw in Their first match against Uruguay, and lost 2-0 in Their second match against Mexico. In the final group match against host-nation South Africa. Where Henry came as a second half substitute, France lost 2-1 and were the resource persons knocked out of the tournament. He then Announced his retirement from international football, having won 123 caps and scored 51 goals for Les Bleus.

Personal and Family Life
Henry is married to model Nicole Merry Home, Claire's real name, on July 5, 2003. When Henry was still at Arsenal, he also Bought a house in Hampstead, North London. However, shortly after his transfer to Barcelona, he Announced That Henry and his wife are divorcing;. Henry is now dating Andrea Rajačić Bosnian model. As a fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Henry is Often seen with friends Tony Parker at games  note playing football

Henry is a member of UNICEF-FIFA squad, where together with other professional footballers he Appeared in a series of TV show seen by Hundreds of Millions of fans around the world During 2002 and 2006 World Cup.

Other Work
Along with 45 other football players, Henry took part in FIFA's "Live for Love States" in 2002. The Henry also supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

In 2006, Henry is rated as the Most Valuable football player in the world's ninth commercial, as well as being the eighth Richest Premier League players, with £ 21 million.

Henry featured in the Renault Clio advertisements in the which he popularized the term va-va-VOOM, the which means "life" or "passion".

In 2004, Henry signed a contract with sports giant Nike. Henry is also featured in "The Secret Tournament" Nike ad along with 24 players including Ljungberg soccer superstar, Ronaldinho, and Francesco Totti. Along with the 2006 World Cup, Henry also featured in Nike's Joga Bonito campaign, Portuguese for "beautiful game".

Henry's deal with Nike ended after the 2006 World Cup, he signed a deal with Reebok to Appear in Their campaign 'I Am' As part of the "frame" Reebok Entertainment series., Henry was the star of a half-hour episodes of That detailed the manufacture of an advertisement about Henry directed by Spanish actress Paz Vega.

In 2011 Henry switched to Puma shoes, first wear brand in the 2011 MLS All Stars game against Manchester United, before announcing a multi-year partnership to Puma for performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel sponsor.

For Reasons of recognition, Derek Jeter Appeared in Henry's place in the ad was broadcast in North America. In reaction to the Controversy following the Franco-Irish handball World Cup 2010 qualifiers, Gillette faced boycotts and accusations of Champions poster version of French medicine, but later released a statement of support for Henry.

In version 2008, Henry Appeared in Pepsi ads Universe along with Ljungberg, Beckham, Cesc Fabregas, Steven Gerrard and Lionel Messi

Awards and Honors

    Ligue 1 (1) : 1996-97
    Trophee des champions (1) : 1997

    Premier League (2) : 2001-02, 2003-04
    FA Cup (3) : 2002, 2003, 2005
    FA Community Shield (2) : 2002, 2004

    La Liga (2) : 2008-09, 2009-10
    Copa del Rey (1) : 2008-09
    Supercopa de España (1) : 2009
    UEFA Champions League (1) : 2008-09
    UEFA Super Cup (1) : 2009
    FIFA Club World Cup (1) : 2009

New York Red Bulls
    MLS Eastern Conference (1) : 2010
    Atlantic Cup (1) : 2011
    Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic (1) : 2010
    Emirates Cup (1) : 2011

    FIFA World Cup
        Winner : France 1998
        Runners-up : Germany 2006
    UEFA European Football Championship
        Winner : Belgium & Netherlands 2000
    FIFA Confederations Cup
        Winner : France 2003
    King Hassan II International Cup Tournament
        Winner : Morocco 2000

A summary of Henry's individual awards is as follows
    UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year (1) : 1996-97
    PFA Players' Player of the Year (2) : 2002-03, 2003-04
    PFA Team of the Year (6) : 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06
    FWA Footballer of the Year (3) : 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06
    Premier League Golden Boot (4) : 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06.
    Golden Boot Award Landmark 10 (1) : 2004-05
    Golden Boot Award Landmark 20 (1) : 2004-05
    Premier League Player of the Month (4) : April 2000, September 2002, January 2004, April 2004
    Goal of the Season (1) : 2002-03
    UEFA Team of the Year (5) : 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
    MLS Best XI (1) : 2011
    Onze d'Or (2) : 2003, 2006
    European Golden Boot (2) : 2003-04, 2004-05
    French Player of the Year (5) : 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
    IFFHS World's Top Goal scorer of the Year (1) : 2003
    FIFA FIFPro World XI (1) : 2006
    FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1) : Germany 2006
    FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball (1) : France 2003
    FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe (1) : France 2003
    UEFA European Football Championship Team of the Tournament (1) : 2000
    FIFA 100 : 2004
    Time 100 Heroes & Pioneers No.16 : 2007
    Classic Football Hall of Fame : 2008
    Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992-93 - 2001-02)
    Overseas Team of the Decade
    Legion d'Honneur : 1998

Henry has received many plaudits and awards in his football career. He was runner-up for the 2003 and 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year awards; in Those two seasons, he also won back-to-back PFA Players' Player of the Year titles. Henry is the only player ever to have won the FWA Footballer of the Year three times (2003, 2004, 2006), and the French Player of the Year on a record four Occasions. Henry was voted into the Premier League Overseas Team of the Decade in the 10 Seasons Awards poll in 2003, and in 2004 he was named by football legend Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers.

In terms of goal-scoring awards, Henry was the European Golden Boot winner in 2004 and 2005 (sharing it with Villarreal's Diego Forlan in 2005) and is the first ever player to retain the award. Henry was also the top goal- scorer in the Premier League for a record four seasons (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006). In 2006, he Became the first player to score more than 20 goals in the league for five consecutive seasons (2002 to 2006). Henry is currently third in the list of all-time Premier League goal-Scorers, behind Alan Shearer and Andy Cole. Given his accomplishments, France's all-time goal-scorer was in his prime regarded by many coaches, footballers and pundits as one of the best footballers in the world. In November 2007, he was ranked 33rd on the Association of Football Statisticians' compendium for "Greatest Ever footballers". Their former Arsenal fans honoured player in 2008, declaring Henry the greatest Arsenal player. In 2008 two other surveys, Henry emerged as the Premier League favorite player of all time 32.000 Among people surveyed in the Barclays 2008 Global Fan Report. In 2009, Henry was voted the best Premier League player of the 2000s. On 10 December 2011, Arsenal unveiled A bronze statue of Henry at the Emirates Stadium as part of its 125th anniversary Celebrations.

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