Thierry Henry



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Thierry Henry is a retired French professional footballer who played as forward for:

  1. AS Monaco
  2. Juventus
  3. Arsenal
  4. Barcelona
  5. & New York Red Bulls



Early Career

Thierry Henry started his career at Monaco, after being selected for their youth academies at a very young age. In spite of his age, he was given a lot of playing time by Arsene Wenger, Monaco's manager at the time. He won numerous awards at Monaco. Due to his prolonged good form he was bought by Juventus, one of the most decorated clubs in Italian football. After a very frustrating season of playing on the left wing for Juventus, he was bought by Arsenal for a reported sum of 11 million pounds in the 1999-2000 season.


Arsenal

Thierry Henry came to Arsenal with a lot of promise and was expected to prove he was worth his price tag. He was reunited with his first manger, Arsene Wenger, who decided, instead of playing Henry as a winger, he should play him as an out-and-out striker. He quickly became one of the most feared strikers in the English Premier League with his blistering pace, creativity, silky dribbling and his pinpoint shooting. He had a very good relation with Arsene Wenger and quickly became a club legend and a fan favorite. He won many trophies at Arsenal, including a Premier League title, in which they went unbeaten. He was lauded for his exceptional goalscoring record and his impressive tally of assists.
After the departure of Patrick Viera in 2005, Henry was made club captain, an honor he still cherishes. He finished as Arsenal's club record scorer after eight seasons with the club. Henry returned to Arsenal on loan from the New York Red Bulls in 2014 and was raucously accepted by the Arsenal fans. He scored a stoppage time winner in his last match for the club and admitted that it was difficult for him to leave Arsenal a second time. Henry has been immortalized as a club legend by Arsenal when they unveiled a staue of Thierry Henry at their home stadium, The Emirates.


Barcelona

After an injury marred 2006-07 season Henry surprisingly transferred to Barcelona in a 24 million euros deal . He said "Because of my seniority, the fact that I was captain and my habit of screaming for the ball, they would sometimes give it to me even when I was not in the best position. So in that sense it was good for the team that I moved on." He enjoyed a very successful career with Barcelona, winning the UEFA Champions League and scoring more than 40 goals in all competitions for the club. After the emergence of younger talent at the club, Henry was reduced to more appearances from the bench and lesser starts. After the 2010 World Cup, he joined the New York Red Bulls for an unnamed fee.


New York Red Bulls

Henry played for three and a half seasons for the New York Red Bulls. He won the Major League Soccer title once and also became their club record assist maker. After his successful three and a half seasons with the club he retired as a professional footballer and a few months later became a Sky Sports pundit on their Gameday show.


France

Henry enjoyed a very successful international career with France, being their first choice striker for the most part of his career. He won the World Cup, the European Championships and the Confedarations Cup with France and in most of them was the Golden Boot recipient or on the Best eleven on the team of the competition. He was the recipient of many awards and was presented with the highest decoration in France, the Legion D'Honneur.He finished his international career as the second most capped player in France and their all time top scorer.


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