Thierry Henry

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Full Name Thierry Henry
Age 42 Years Old
Nick Name Thierry Henry
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date August 17, 1977
Birth Place Les Ulis

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Thierry Daniel Henry famed as Thierry Henry is a French professional football coach as well as a former football player. He is currently the manager of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. He made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994, where good form led to an international call-up in 1998, after which he signed for defending Serie A champions Juventus. In 2003 and 2004, he was the 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, and has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year five times. He was relieved of his duties at Monaco in January 2019 and returned to MLS less than a year later to manage the Montreal Impact. Overall, he is a very talented person. 

Thierry Henry: Bio, Early Life, Parents, Birthday, Age, Nationality

Thierry Henry was born on  17th August 1977 in Les Ulis, France as Thierry Daniel Henry. As of 2019, he celebrated his 42nd birthday with his friends and families. He holds French nationality and his ethnicity is mixed with Afro-Martiniquais-Guadeloupean. His birth sign is Leo and he is Christian by religion. He was born and raised in Les Ulis suburb of Paris which, despite sometimes being seen as a tough neighborhood, provided good footballing facilities. He was born to his father, Antoine Henry and his mother, Maryse Henry. His parents separated later and his mother took him to Orsay. Thierry attended Alexander Fleming School.

Thierry Henry: Height, Weight, Body Stats, Hair Color

Thierry Henry is a very handsome person with a charming face looks and attractive style attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of six feet two inches and his balanced bodyweight consist of 83 Kg which matches his height. His hair color is black and his eyes color is also black. His other body measurements will be added soon once we get details about it. His body build is athletic. 

Thierry Henry: Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Monaco and Transfer to Juventus
  • Thierry signed professional forms with Monaco, and made his professional debut on 31st August 1994, in a 2-0 loss against Nice. 
  • He was named the French Young Footballer of the Year in 1996. 
  • He was instrumental in leading his club to the UEFA Champions League semi-final, setting a French record by scoring seven goals in the competition in 1997-1998 season. 
  • He then left Monaco in January 1999 and moved to the Italian club Juventus for £10.5 million. 
  • In 2019, on Jamie Carragher’s podcast The Greatest Game, he attributed disagreements with Juve director Luciano Moggi as his rationale behind departing the club.

Arsenal

  • He was transferred from Juventus on 3rd August 1999 to Arsenal for an estimated fee of £11 million. 
  • His second season with Arsenal proved to be a breakthrough, as he became the club's top goalscorer. 
  • He arrived during the 2001-2002 season. 
  • He finished seven points above Liverpool to win the Premier League title and defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Final.
  • He became the league's top goalscorer and netted 32 goals in all competitions as he led Arsenal to a double and his first silverware with the club.
  • He was named both the PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
  • He emerged once again as the runner-up for the 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award.
  • He became the club's top goalscorer of all time on 17th October 2005. 
  • He scored a goal against West Ham United, bringing his league goal tally up to 151, breaking Arsenal legend Cliff Bastin's league goals record on 1st February 2006. 
  • He was made captain following the departure of fellow Frenchman Patrick Vieira to Juventus in 2005.
  • His 2006-2007 season was marred by injuries where he scored 10 goals in 17 domestic appearances for Arsenal and his season was cut short in February.

Barcelona

  • He was transferred to Barcelona for €24 million in June 2007. 
  • He signed a four-year deal for a reported €6.8 (£4.6) million per season.
  • He scored his first goal for his new club on 19 September 2007 in a 3-0 Champions League group stage win over Lyon.
  • He helped Barcelona win an unprecedented sextuple, consisting of the aforementioned treble, the Supercopa de Espana, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009. 

New York Red Bulls 

  • He then signed a multi-year contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York Red Bulls for the 2010 season in July 2010.
  • He made his full MLS debut on 31 July in a 2-2 draw against Houston Dynamo. 
  • His first MLS goal came on 28th August in a 2-0 victory against San Jose Earthquakes.

Return to Arsenal (Loan)

  • He re-signed for the club, Arsenal on a two-month loan deal on 6th January 2012.
  • He made his second Arsenal debut as a substitute against Leeds United in the FA Cup third round and scored the only goal.

Return to New York Red Bulls

  • He again returned to Red Bulls to prepare for the 2012 season on 17th February 2012 where his base salary was $5 million.
  • He scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 Red Bulls win over the Montreal Impact on 31st March 2012.
  • He provided a goal and three assists in a 4-1 Red Bulls win over the Columbus Crew on 12th July 2014. 
  • It was announced on 1st December 2014 that he had left the Red Bulls after four-and-a-half years at the club.
  • On 16th December, he announced his retirement as a player and stated that he would begin working for Sky Sports as a pundit.
  • He then quit his position in July 2018 to focus on his career as a coach after working at Sky.

Managerial Career

Arsenal Youth

  • He began coaching Arsenal's youth teams in February 2015. 
  • Having earned a UEFA A Licence, he was offered the job of an under-18 coach by Academy head Andries Jonker, but the decision was overruled by Wenger, who wanted a full-time coach for the team.

Belgium

  • He then became the second assistant coach of the Belgium national team in August 2016. 
  • In an interview with NBC Sports, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku praised Henry for his work with him, stating, "Henry is the best thing that has happened to me because since I came to England aged 18 I have had the best mentors. Thierry for me is the best. Every day whether it is positive and negative I take it in my stride because I know what is expected from the top level.”
  • At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium reached the semi-final but lost to Henry's home nation France 1-0.
  • He picked up a Bronze medal after Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the third-place play-off to secure their best-ever World Cup finish.
  • He was reportedly offered the position of the head coach by Bordeaux in August 2018 but he did not accept it. 

Monaco

  • Monaco dismissed Leonardo Jardim as club manager on 11th October 2018 and they quickly decided on Henry. 
  • He signed a three-year deal and was unveiled as Monaco manager on 18 October. 
  • His first match was a 2-1 away defeat against Strasbourg on 20 October.
  • He then entered the winter transfer window, where he signed left-back Fodé Ballo-Toure and former Arsenal teammate Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea in January 2019. 
  • He left with a record of 4 wins, 5 draws, and 11 defeats, from 20 games in charge. 
  • He signed with Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact, signing a two-year deal until the end of the 2021 season on 14th November 2019 with an option to extend it by a year until the 2022 season.

Thierry Henry: Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements

As of 2019, Thierry Henry has an estimated net worth of $60 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career of football. His annual salary from the managerial career is reported to be $56,560, which he donates to charity. After his retirement announcement on December 16, 2014, he signed a 6-year contract with Sky Sports to work as a pundit. The deal worth $32 million earns him the annual salary of $5.34 million. He has signed many endorsements to deal with in his career. His sponsors included Nike, Puma, Gillette, Reebok, Pepsi, Beats, and Renault. He owns a Bentley Continental, Aston Martin Vanquish, Royce Phantom, Ferrari Enzo Dodge Charger SRT8, Mercedes Benz, Audi Q7, and many more. His statue outside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. The statue recreates Henry's fabled celebration where he slid to his knees after a goal against Spurs in 2002. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

Thierry Henry: Marital Status, Wife, Child, Divorce, Dating

Thierry Henry is a married person. He was married to his wife, Nicole Mary, also known as Claire, who is an English model. They married on 5th July 2004. The couple are also the proud parents of two children named Tea and Tristen. Within 5 years of their marriage, the couple divorced in December 2008. Nicole requested the divorce alimony of $14 million, which was settled in $11.52 million. Currently, Henry is dating Bosnian model Andrea Rajacic. As of today, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.