Thierry Henry Biography
Thierry Henry (Thierry Daniel Henry) is a French professional football coach and retired footballer born on 17th August 1977 in Les Ulis, France. He is the second assistant coach of the Belgium national team. During his career as a footballer he spent eight years at Arsenal and is the club’s record goalscorer.
Henry made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994. Good form led to an international call-up in 1998, after which he signed for the Serie A defending champions Juventus. A year later he signed for Premier League club Arsenal for £11 million. It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class player. Under long-time mentor and coach Arsène Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions.
He won two league titles and two FA Cups at the club. In 2003 and 2004 Henry was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year. He was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice, and the FWA Footballer of the Year three times. Henry spent his final two seasons with Arsenal as club captain, leading them to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final.
In June 2007, after eight years with Arsenal, he transferred to Barcelona for a fee of €24 million. In 2009, he was an integral part of the club’s historic treble when they won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. He went on to achieve an unprecedented sextuple by also winning the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
In total, Henry has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year five times. In 2010, he joined the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. He returned to Arsenal on loan for two months in 2012. In 2013, Henry with the New York Red Bulls won the MLS Supporters’ Shield.
Henry enjoyed success with the France national team, winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. In October 2007, he surpassed Michel Platini’s record to become France’s top goalscorer. After amassing 123 appearances and 51 goals, Henry retired from international football after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Henry was also one of the top commercially marketed footballers; he was ranked ninth in the world in 2006. In August 2016 he was appointed as the second assistant manager of Belgium’s national team, alongside head coach Roberto Martínez and fellow assistant Graeme Jones.
Thierry Henry age
He was born on 17th August 1977 in Les Ulis, France (41 years as of 2018)
Thierry Henry number
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Thierry Henry Net worth
As of 2018, Thierry Henry is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $60 million, while back in 2014, as per The Richest, Henry’s net worth was reported to be $63 million.
Probably, after the loss of endorsements and lucrative football contracts following the end of his playing career led the decrease in his worth.
Thierry Henry Family/ Thierry Henry parents
Henry is of Antillean heritage: his father, Antoine, is from Guadeloupe (La Désirade island), and his mother, Maryse, is from Martinique. He was born and raised in Les Ulis suburb of Paris which, despite sometimes being seen as a tough neighbourhood, provided good footballing facilities.
Thierry Henry Clubs
He played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal where he is the club’s all-time record goalscorer. At international level he represented France and is his country’s record goalscorer. Henry made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994.
Thierry Henry Wife
On 5th July 2003 Henry married Nicole Merry, an English model, in a ceremony held at Highclere Castle. They had met while filming a commercial for the Renault Clio in 2001. They began seeing each other privately and dated for two years before tieing the knot.
Shortly after his transfer to Barcelona (June 2007) it was announced that Henry and his wife would divorce; the decree nisi was granted in September 2007. Their separation concluded in December 2008 when Henry paid Merry a divorce settlement close to her requested sum of £10 million.
The reason behind their divorce was rumored to be Thierry’s extramarital affair with his make-up artist Sadie Hewlett with whom he was apparently caught by his wife. However, Theirry never commented on this matter. Besides, Thierry’s transfer to Barcelona was also partially considered to be the reason for the split as Clarie never wanted to leave London and Thierry left indeed without her.
Thierry Henry Daughter
On 27th May 2005 his first child, Téa Henry, was born. Henry dedicated his first goal following Téa’s birth to her by holding his fingers in a “T” shape and kissing them after scoring in a match against Newcastle United.
Thierry Henry Girlfriend
In 2008 he began dating Andrea Rajacic, she was born in 1986 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. She is a part-time photo model. Andrea met Henry while visiting her younger sister who lives in Spain. They were first pictured in Barcelona watching a basketball game on 19th October 2008.
Tristan Henry Son
In 2012 his son, together with Andrea Rajacic , Tristan Henry was born.
Thierry Henry Arsenal Goals – Thierry Henry Best Goals
♦ Most goals overall: 228
♦ Most Premier League goals: 175
♦ Most League goals: 175
♦ Most overall European goals: 42
♦ Most UEFA Champions League goals: 35
Thierry Henry Juventus
In May 1999, Thierry Henry was a 21-year-old World Cup winner playing for Juventus. But he wasn’t happy. He didn’t like being asked to defend. He didn’t like the tactical aspect of Calcio. He didn’t like being whistled by his own club’s fans in training.
Then, just over four months after joining the Bianconeri from Monaco for €12.5 million, the Frenchman was informed that he was being used as a bargaining chip by sporting director Luciano Moggi.
Despite having only scored three times in 16 appearances, Henry was sold to Arsenal at a profit of €3.6 million. Arsene Wenger, though, knew it was a price worth paying. In that sense, Henry eventually succeeded at Arsenal because he had flopped at Juventus. However, it took a brief return to Italy to help him ignite his career in England.
Thierry Henry Arsenal
The Frenchman had everything: exquisite technique, searing pace, surprising strength, awareness of others and a lethal touch in front of goal. In his prime, he was unstoppable.
“He was always there for me if I wanted to talk to him. I was quite scared at first but as I got older and played with him a bit more he was fantastic. [When he was here before] it was great being around him and learning from the best.”
And like the typical superstar, of which there are many in our all-time XI, he did pretty much everything for his team. Henry was the captain, the talisman, the dead-ball expert, the penalty-taker and the assist-maker.
Arsène Wenger transformed Thierry from erratic winger into striker extraordinaire. Within a year of his move from Juventus and his change of position, he was considered a leading European striker. Before long he was regarded as the world’s finest.
During his time at Arsenal, Thierry became the Club’s all-time top scorer with 226 goals from 370 appearances. Thumping drives, delicate chips, jinking runs, audacious backheels, even the odd header – Thierry had a multitude of ways to find the net.
He was also an integral part of the 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’, won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup twice, the Premier League ‘Golden Boot’ four times, was voted the PFA Player of the Year twice and the FWA Player of the Year on three occasions.
He could always be relied on for moments of individual brilliance but Thierry was on the same wavelength as his team-mates too. He and Robert Pires were verging on telepathic while his understanding with Dennis Bergkamp could cut even the meanest of defences to ribbons.
Put simply, Henry was a manager’s dream.
NO 9 THIERRY HENRY
Selected in 98 per cent of teams
“Arsenal will be in my blood as well as my heart. I will always, always, always remember you guys [the fans]. I said I was going to be a Gunner for life and I did not lie because when you are a Gunner you will always be a Gunner. The Club is in my heart and will remain in my heart forever.”
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Thierry Henry coach
Thierry Henry has officially begun his new career as an international coach following his decision to become Roberto Martinez’s new assistant.
The former Arsenal striker was confirmed as the new assistant coach of the Belgium international team on Friday afternoon.
Since retiring from football in 2014 Henry has worked as a pundit for Sky Sports, combining his television career with his Uefa coaching course.
Honoured to be assistant coach @BelRedDevils. Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited.Can’t wait.
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) August 26, 2016
Henry, 39, had been working as a coach at former club Arsenal, however he left the position earlier this year after Arsene Wenger aired concerns over his broadcasting commitments.
Now with Belgium, the former Arsenal striker has already had an immediate impact on some of Belgium’s finest.
Michy Batshuayi, who joined Chelsea earlier this summer in a £30m deal, hailed the impact of Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 29, 2016
“Not sure I ever listened to my parents like this,” he tweeted, with the hashtag ‘#LearnFromTheBest.’
Belgium meet Spain in an international friendly on Thursday before beginning their World Cup qualification campaign against Cyprus on Tuesday.
Henry played a significant part in the Red Devils’ training session, running drills and giving Belgium players a number of one-one-one tutorials: including Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku.
Roberto Martinez was a surprise choice to lead Belgium, who are currently second in the FIFA world rankings.
Speaking as a part of his role as pundit for Sky Sports, Henry revealed he could not resist the offer from the former Everton manager.
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Leon Balogun reveals Thierry Henry made him wear number 14 shirt at Brighton
7 June 2019 goal.com
The 30-year-old said that Henry, who has cemented his place as a Premier League legend after scoring 175 goals in 258 games, made him fall in love with Arsenal.
“It was mainly because of Thierry Henry as I loved his style of play. He was so elegant in the way he moved for a tall striker, which fascinated me, and of course he scored so many fantastic goals,” Balogun told Brighton official website.
“To this day he is my all-time favourite player and idol as well – I’ve read his autobiography and I wear the number 14 shirt because of him.
“I also liked his celebrations; they were arrogant in a way but you still loved him for that. He’s the reason why Arsenal caught my eye as a youngster, but of course I also enjoyed watching their other great players like Dennis Bergkamp, Freddie Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira. They had a great team back then.
“Before I knew about Thierry I was actually a striker. I played for my first club as a nine-year-old and for the first two years I played up front, but then they moved me back into the defence!
“Even though I’ve played all my professional career as a defender, I have always admired skilful players: Ronaldinho and Zidane back in the day, the Arsenal players I mentioned, and now Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe and, of course, [Lionel] Messi.”
Balogun was limited to just eight Premier League appearances in his debut season in England.
The presence of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk limited his game time, but he reiterated his readiness to give his all when called upon.
“I’m not going to lie, it’s never easy, but as I said, you always have to be ready to play,” he continued.
“All I can do is show my levels in training on a consistent basis, which I think I have done, and what that has done is also force those two to up their games as well – that’s been my way of contributing to the team even when I’m not playing.
“That’s been a positive because for me, the team always comes first. It’s not nice to be on the bench, but I’m experienced enough to deal with that and there are other areas where you can help, maybe as a mentor to the younger players and to encourage the whole team in the dressing room.
“Whatever position I’m in, whether I’m on the pitch or on the bench, I always give it 100 per cent.”
Balogun is currently in Nigeria’s camp preparing for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations later this month in Egypt.
The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group B against Guinea, two debutants Madagascar and Burundi.
Thierry Henry pays tribute to ‘visionary’ Arsene Wenger after final game at Emirates
6 May 2018
Arsenal record goalscorer Thierry Henry paid tribute to Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman’s final game in charge at the Emirates.
Wenger led the Gunners to three Premier League titles – two while Henry was at the club – and seven FA Cups during his time in north London.
After almost 22 years, first at Highbury and, since 2006, the Emirates Stadium, Henry told Sky Sports the Frenchman would take some time to adjust to life post-Arsenal.
He said: “He was there from 7.30am until 6 or 7 at night, watching games and loving the club. It’s going to be difficult for someone doing something for so long with the club he loves to just leave.
“It’s not an easy thing to just call a day. He loves to be on the grass, smelling grass, he has a vision and he’s a visionary. He always thinks his team can achieve things and thinks his team can achieve what he wants.
“Whether you agree or disagree, he goes to that extent to believe that. We met the expectations in our generation and a bit before.
“At times, he had that belief in that team which unfortunately didn’t meet the expectation in the league. I can only say one thing about him, and that’s thank you.
“The man he was for me. He was a father figure, he helped me to become a better player, unlocked stuff in my brain that was sometimes stopping myself, things that are obvious but at 22 you’re trying to find out the player you can be.”
Henry arrived at Highbury as a talented but raw striker, but left Arsenal as the club’s top scorer and described as world class – something he said Wenger had a huge impact on.
He said: “I had a natural talent in the way I was a striker, I tried to work a lot and train to make my game a bit better, but I used to go in his office and say: “When I run there, when they’ve got the ball they don’t see me.”
“He’d say: ‘Thierry, ask yourself the right question – do you think that guy can see you?’ I realised he couldn’t and I started to move and adapt my game to others. He had the way to make you believe you were the best player in the world, and then like I always say, gave you that freedom to go out and execute it.
“He gave you that belief that you go out there and execute it. As everyone knows, the understanding we had with him.
“We rowed a lot. I like to be right, he likes to be right, especially from me. To be honest, it’s difficult – when I was upset as a player, I’d get upset wherever I was. I always say though, to have an argument it’s for the good of the team.
“You argue with your dad, you argue with your mum, you argue with your brother.”