Written by El-Khoury
He is one of the highest quality strikers to ever perform in the world football leagues. French legend, Thierry Henry. Goleador.org made a special tribute to a record-breaking career!
The beginning and landing of a football career in London!
The Frenchman’s football career is pretty much known to all of us. Starting off in French team Monaco (1994-1999), a year in Juventus, where he fought his way up as a left winger (!), Until Arsene Wenger spotted a future talent and showed appreciation by making him the ultimate protagonist in Arsenal.
Henry immediately justified himself and made “magnificent shows” consistently for the North London team jersey for eight consecutive years (1999-2007). Four-time English Premier League top scorer (2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006), highest ever scorer in club history with 175 goals in 258 appearances and twice Premier league player of the year (2003-2004, 2005-2006) were the Frenchman’s personal achievements with the Arsenal jersey.
Resident of Barcelona
The French striker won two championships with the English team (2001-2002, 2003-2004), three cups and five English Super Cups before becoming a Barcelona resident in 2007 for €24m euros. With Barcelona on the other hand he won every single cup possible during his three years there.
Two Spanish championships (2008-2009 and 2009-2010), one Champions League (2008-2009), one European Super Cup (2008-2009), two Spanish Cups (2008-2009 and 2009-2010) and one Club World Cup 2010. In total, he scored 35 goals in 80 appearances with the ‘Blaugrana’ jersey. Henry, however, was not very pleased in Barcelona, as he was not in his desired position playing at the left end of the attack rather than his actual position. Apart from this though, along with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o, they developed a “killer” trio, surpassing 100 goals in the 2008/09 season.
Henry completed his football career with the New York Red Bulls, with 51 goals in 122 appearances. Overall, Henry has scored 284 goals in 581 appearances in all competitions with the teams he has played in.
The French football legend is also the top scorer of all time in his national team, with 51 goals in 124 appearances. He also won the World Cup (1998 on home soil) and the European Championship (2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium).
A record, after record and again … another record!
He is the first player to score more than 100 goals in a single pitch (Highbury stadium), the first player to have broken the record in total assists with an astonishing 20 assists in a single season in England, and has scored more than 20 goals every year in every season for the last five years in the English Premier League. In addition to all the above, to top it all up he was voted best footballer of the 2000s in England. Nothing Special right? Read the article once again!!
For a child who was born on August 17, 1977 in Les Ules, France. Memories of his goals from the stadiums will accompany and be in our hearts for a lifetime…