Who is Thierry Henry?
Thierry Henry is a French former professional player who is well-known as one of the nicest strikers of all time. Initially, he started playing football from a youth club named Monaco and then came in the limelight after playing for Juventus. Thierry played as a left-winger initially but later was moved as a striker, which made him very famous. He has been to different clubs like Arsenal and Barcelona. Likewise, Henry is the first and only player from European countries who are named as the Footballer of the Year for three years. As a coach, he first became a coach in Arsenal’s youth team and then at the Belgium National Football team. He currently works as a coach in the ‘Montreal Impact’ soccer club.
|Full Name||Thierry Daniel Henry|
|Birth Date||August 17, 1977|
|Brothers||Dimitri Henry, Willy Henry|
|Height||6 feet and 2 inches (188cm/1.88m)|
|Weight||83 kg (198lbs)|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
Thierry Daniel Henry was born on August 17, 1977, in a small suburban town in Paris. He was taken to father Antoine Henry and to mother Marylese Henry. Furthermore, he grew alongside his two brothers Dimitri Henry, Willy Henry. He also has nicknames like Titou, Titi, and Tezza. He is currently 43 years old with Leo sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Thierry Henry holds a French nationality and is non-religious. Besides, he stands 6 feet and 2 inches (188cm/1.88m) tall and weighs around 83 kg (198lbs). He has an athletic body type with a pair of black colored eyes and hair color.
Early Life/ Education
Thierry Henry’s family was not economically sound, but his father was always supportive of him and encouraged him to invest his time in sports and energy in athletics. Due to various training he received, he became a friendly soccer player compared to other kids of his age. He then played football for local teams and clubs. He attended Alexander Fleming School, and during his schooling, he was a member of the French Football Federation’s Clairefontaine Academy.
Thierry Henry tied a knot to English model Nicole Merry on July 5, 2003. This couple was blessed with a daughter named Tea Henry, born on May 27, 2005. But they separated in December 2008. As a divorce settlement, he paid 10 million to his wife, Nicole.
Apart from that, he is also a member of the Squad called UNICEF-FIFA, where they appear in TV series and promote their football game. He also actively speaks against racism. Moreover, he has also appeared in an endorsement for different brands like Nike, Reebok, Puma, Gillette, and Pepsi.
Thierry Henry is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram account (@thierryhenry) has 2.7 million followers, and his Twitter account (@ThierryHenry) has 2.2 million followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has 7.8 million likes and 7.9 million followers.
Thierry Henry landed his first professional football entry in 1994, where he was placed as a left-wing for the Monaco team. In 1996, he was able to bagged ‘France’s Young Player’ of the year under his coach Arsene Wenger. Thierry also played in the European Championship as France’s Under-18 team and, in total, made 7 goals within the competition. Due to his tremendous performances at other tournaments, he became an element of the French FIFA tournament 1998 team. Henry continued to play for Monaco and amazed everyone through his performance. For the Monaco team, he appeared in 105 matches, where he scored 20 goals.
Similarly, Henry left the Monaco team in 1999 and became a component of the Italian Series A club Juventus. He was paid the right amount to hitch in the group. His first match where he played led in winning with 3-1, where he scored his first goal for the team. Likewise, he then went to play for Arsenal under his old coach Arsene Wenger. He was then made a striker in the game where they win from 1-0 and persuade Southampton. He also played the second season with Arsenal, which was quite successful because he became the team’s ace goal-scorer. Though the group played the finals of the FA Cup, it got defeated by the score 2-1 to Liverpool club.
Additionally, he also became the highest goal-scorer of the league and scored a complete 32 goals altogether of the matches in 2002. He helped his team, Arsenal win several trophies also he received his first silverware with the club. In the 2003 season, he scored his best 32 goals, which made him the man-of-the-match, and again, his club won FA Cup in the finals. The next year, he became one of the highest scorers within the Premier League with 30 goals, which helped Arsenal win the title without losing even one match.
For many seasons he made his team, Arsenal gets the victory and wins several trophies. He also made his 200th scored in 2006, where they landed their victory against Birmingham. Till then, he has already voted the Footballer of the Year for the three-time. Moreover, he also got a chance to captained his club, Arsenal, in their first Champions League final.
After playing for a long time for Arsenal in 2007, Henry joined Barcelona and scored his first goal for his new club during a 3-0 Champions League. In 2009, he played his last match for Barcelona, and the next year he went with Major League Soccer club New York Bulls. Henry made his first goal for the club when they played a match against San Jose Earthquakes and got victory over them with 2-0. He again went back to Arsenal from 2011 to 2012. Meanwhile, during 2012, he went back to the Red Bulls and gave his three continuous goals for the club against Montreal Impact and won by 5-2. During that time, he was named MLS Player of the Month. He then took retirement from working as a football player on December 16, 2014.
Thierry Henry coached the youth team of Arsenal in 2015 after his retirement from playing football. He was signed to Belgium National Football Team in 2016 and started coaching there as an assistant coach with the head coach Roberto Martinez. In November 2019, he made two years contract with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact and currently working for them.
Thierry Henry has been honored with European Golden Boot Winner two times and FWA Footballer of the Year three times. He has also won the title of French player of the year four times.
Thierry Henry is a former professional player who was one of the wealthiest paid footballers. His net worth as of 2020 is $60 million.