Thierry Henry is a former professional football player and current assistant team manager for the Belgium National Team. He is best known for playing for the French National Team and Arsenal from 1999 to 2007. Other teams, he played for include Juventus, Monaco, Barcelona, and more.

In 2003, he was a runner-up for the Ballon d’Or award, and in 2004, he was named the FIFA World Player of the Year. He also helped the national team win the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Thierry Daniel Henry was born on August 17, 1977, in Les Ulis, France. His parents are Antoine and Maryse. He started playing football at a young age and was recruited by Claude Chezelle for CO Les Ulis.

Position Forward
Height / weight 1.88 m /
Born 17 Aug 1977
Nationality France France
Nickname King Henry
Team History
305 new york red bulls Red Bulls 2010 - 2014
4 arsenal fc Arsenal 2012 (loan)
129 fc barcelona Barcelona 2007 - 2010
4 arsenal fc Arsenal 1999 - 2007
242 as monaco fc Monaco 1994 - 1999
41 juventus Juventus 1999
242 as monaco fc Monaco 1994 - 1995

Before eventually playing for Monaco, he also played for INF Clairefontaine, US Palaiseau, and Viry-Chatillon.

He married Nicole Merry in 2003. They have a kid together but eventually divorced in 2005. He is close friends with NBA player Tony Parker.

Professional Career

He turned pro in 1994 and made his senior debut with Monaco B. Later, he was promoted to the main team and played with them through to 1999, making 105 appearances. In 1999, he signed with Juventus for a while, making only 16 appearances.

In the same year, he signed with Arsenal, appearing 24 and scoring 174 goals for the team. Henry helped Arsenal win two Premier League titles. In 2007, he signed with Barcelona, making 80 appearances and helping them win two La Liga championships. Henry was also instrumental in Barcelona’s UEFA Champions League in the 2008-2009 season. In 2009, the club also won the FIFA Club World Cup.

From 2010-2014, he played for the New York Red Bulls. In that period, he was also loaned to Arsenal. He retired in 2014.

Two years later in 2016, he signed on to become an assistant coach for the Belgium National Team. In 2018, he signed up to manage AS Monaco. From 2019-2021, he coached Montreal Impact. In 2021, he signed up to be an assistant coach for the Belgium National Football Team.

Career Highlights:

Monaco

  • 1996–97 - Division 1

Arsenal

  • 2001–02, 2003–04 - Premier League
  • 2001–02, 2002–03 - FA Cup
  • 2002, 2004 - FA Community Shield
  • 2005–06 - UEFA Champions Leaguerunner-up
  • 1999–2000 - UEFA Cup runner-up

Barcelona

  • 2008–09, 2009–10 - La Liga
  • 2008–09 - Copa del Rey
  • 2009 - Supercopa de España
  • 2008–09 - UEFA Champions League
  • 2009 - UEFA Super Cup
  • 2009 - FIFA Club World Cup

New York Red Bulls

  • 2013 - Supporters’ Shield

France

  • 1998 - FIFA World Cup
  • 2006 - FIFA World Cup, runner-up
  • 2000 - UEFA European Championship
  • 2003 - FIFA Confederations Cup

Individual

  • 2003 - Ballon d’Or runner-up;
  • 2006 - Ballon d’Or third-place

  • 2003, 2004 - FIFA World Player ofthe Year – Silver Award
  • 2003–04, 2004–05 - European GoldenShoe
  • 2003, 2006 - Onze d’Or
  • 2006 - FIFA World Cup All-Star Team:Germany
  • 2003 - FIFA Confederations CupGolden Ball: France
  • 2003 - FIFA Confederations CupGolden Shoe: France
  • 1996–97 - UNFP Division 1 YoungPlayer of the Year
  • 2002–03, 2003–04 - PFA Players’Player of the Year
  • PFA Team of the Century (1907–2007)
  • Team of the Century 1997–2007
  • Overall Team of the Century
  • 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06 - FWAFootballer of the Year
  • 2003–04, 2005–06 - Premier LeaguePlayer of the Season
  • 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06 -Premier League Golden Boot
  • 2002–03 - Most assists in thePremier League
  • 2004–05 - Golden Boot Landmark Award10
  • 2004–05 - Golden Boot Landmark Award20
  • 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 - ArsenalPlayer of the Season
  • 2002–03 - BBC Goal of the Season
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 - UEFATeam of the Year
  • 2011, 2012, 2014 - MLS Best XI
  • 2012 - MLS Player of the Month:March
  • 2013 - Best MLS Player ESPY Award
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - MLSAll-Star
  • 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 -French Player of the Year
  • 2003 - IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorerof the Year
  • 2006 - FIFA FIFPro World XI
  • 2000 - UEFA European FootballChampionship Team of the Tournament
  • 2004 - FIFA 100
  • 2007 - Time 100 Heroes & Pioneersno.16
  • 2008 - English Football Hall of Fame
  • Overseas Team of the Decade
  • Premier League 20 Seasons Awards
  • 2021 - Premier League Hall of Fame

Team History:

National Team

  • 1997 - France U20
  • 1997–2010 - France

Teams Managed

  • 2016–2018 - Belgium (Assistant)
  • 2018–2019 - Monaco
  • 2019–2021 - Montreal Impact
  • 2021–Present - Belgium (Assistant)

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