Although he never managed to win the Ballon d’Or, Thierry Henry is probably the most elegant player ever seen on a football field. Today we are going to learn about his incredible story, starting with remembering his childhood. Join us and you will know the biography, sports career and net worth of Thierry Henry!
Thierry Henry biography
Thierry Daniel Henry came into the world on August 17, 1977, in Les Ulis, a French commune located near Paris. He is the son of Maryse and Antoine Henry, two migrants who came to the Gallic country to improve their standard of living.
The conditions of poverty that his family lived made his childhood was not easy. The situation got complicated when his parents divorced, his mother winning custody of her son.
Thanks to his skills on the ball, Henry caught the attention of Arnold Catalano, one of the AS Monaco scouts. It was Arsene Wenger who made his debut with the Monaco first team (August 31, 1994) in a Ligue 1 match against Nice.
Thierry Henry is the world champion
In the 1996-1997 season, Thierry Henry won the French league title with Monaco, sparking the interest of several European clubs. It was precisely in 1997 when he debuted with France, in a friendly that the blues won against South Africa (2-1).
This made him part of the national team at the France 1998 World Cup. Henry, despite not being a permanent starter for coach Aimé Jacquet, managed to score 3 goals that helped his team to become world champion.
After the success in the World Cup, Henry was transferred to Juventus for the equivalent of 17 million euros. Despite joining up with players of Zidane’s category, the striker was never able to triumph with Vecchia Signora.
Thierry Henry net worth
In the play-off to play the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in a match played against Northern Ireland, a goal from France preceded by a voluntary hand from Henry helped his team to qualify for the tournament. Thierry Henry was the top scorer in the Premier League in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Also, he won the Golden Boot in 2004 and 2005. Hos met worth is approx 60 million dollars.
The idol of Highbury
That is why just a few months later, Thierry Henry was transferred to Arsenal, a team where he would meet his former coach, Arsene Wenger.
From the first moment, Henry became one of the favorite players of the Gunner fans, who did not hesitate to chant his name during the games.
Success also accompanied him with the national team, managing to lift the Eurocup in 2000 and the Confederations Cup in 2003.
Gunners fans have fond memories of the 2003-2004 season, the year in which the Arsenal of “The Invincibles” managed to win the Premier League without losing a single game.
Arsenal reached the final of the Champions League in 2006, after a display by Henry in the round of 16 against Real Madrid. The group led by Arsene Wenger could not lift the champion title, after being traced back by FC Barcelona in the last match of the tournament (1-2).
Tití Henry suffered a new blow at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. His team was defeated in the penalty shootout against Italy, in a match that was marked by the header that Zidane gave Marco Materazzi.
Henry at FC Barcelona
After a year plagued with injuries, Henry signed for FC Barcelona in exchange for 24 million euros. In the culé team, he spent three good years, making a feared trident with Samuel Eto’o and Leo Messi.
Finally, Henry saw his dream of winning the Champions League fulfilled on May 27, 2009, in a match in which Barcelona defeated Manchester United (2-0).
After his stint in Barcelona, Henry signed for the New York Red Bulls. In the Big Apple, the French striker played his final seasons before retiring.
In between, Henry returned to Arsenal to say goodbye to the team where he had indeed triumphed. Despite his age, he managed to score a goal against Leeds, his last target as a gunner.
After his retirement, Henry continued linked to the world of soccer; first as a television commentator and then as a coach.