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Thierry Henry

Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 14.30CET

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Published: Saturday 1 January 2011, 14.30CET

Thierry Henry

Clubs: AS Monaco FC, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, New York Red Bulls

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
winner 2000
UEFA EURO 2000: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2009, runner-up 2006
UEFA Super Cup: 2009
UEFA European Under-18 Championship: 1996 users' Team of the Year: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

• Born in Paris, Henry showed early promise at Monaco, winning the French title in 1997, but struggled in a brief spell with Juventus before embarking on brilliant eight-year sojourn at Arsenal (1999-2007).

• During that time he won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups, became the club's all-time top scorer (226 goals in 370 games), won the Premier League Golden Boot four times and became the first player to be voted footballer of the year on three occasions.

• Made his international debut for France in a 1997 friendly against South Africa and scored his first international goal against the same opposition eight months later – at the 1998 FIFA World Cup; was his country's top scorer at France '98, with three goals, but, though a World Cup winner, did not appear in the final against Brazil.

• France's top scorer again, also with three goals, in their UEFA EURO 2000 triumph, and star man at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, scoring four goals, including an extra-time winner in the final against Cameroon.

• Lost the UEFA Champions League final with Arsenal in 2006 – in the same year he finished World Cup runner-up with France − but claimed club football's top trophy three years later with Barcelona (Arsenal's 2006 conquerors).

• That was part of a treble-winning 2008/09 campaign that also brought victories in the Liga and Copa del Rey; took his tally of UEFA Champions League goals to 50 in the quarter-final against FC Bayern München.

• Broke Michel Platini's goalscoring record for France in October 2007 and registered his 50th international goal in a World Cup qualifier against Serbia in September 2009.

• Quit international football after the 2010 World Cup (his fourth) with 123 caps and 51 goals and left Barça for Major League Soccer the same summer, joining the New York Red Bulls.

Last updated: 08/12/13 6.50CET

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