He is fast, highly skilled technically and lethal in front of goal. He is the complete soccer player - a brilliant individualist and an unselfish team player.Updated: May 17, 2006 15:02 IST
|Current Club: Arsenal|
|Birth Date: August 17, 1977|
|Birth Place: Paris, France|
|Nickname: Titi, Tei|
|Position: Centre/Centre Forward|
|Full Name: Thierry Daniel Henry|
Thierry Henry is a dedicated soccer professional who came through the ranks of the much envied French National soccer academy. He is a player who never stops working to improve his game.
He is fast, highly skilled technically and lethal in front of goal. He is the complete soccer player - a brilliant individualist and an unselfish team player. Arsenal and the English Premier League are fortunate to have such a star in their ranks. Arsenal's Chairman Peter Hill-Wood considers Henry "irreplaceable". That must be the understatement of 2003!
Henry has received many plaudits and awards. He was runner-up for the 2003 and 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award while helping Arsenal to an unbeaten record (26 wins, 12 draws) in the Premiership when many thought he was the best player in the world during that period.
He has also won the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year three times, the PFA Players' Player of the Year twice, and the French Player Of The Year on four occasions - an all-time record.
In 2004-05, despite Arsenal being the runners-up in the Premiership, Henry emerged with the European Golden Boot - the award for the top goalscorer in Europe - for the second consecutive year (albeit sharing with Villarreal's Diego Forlan in 2005). He is the first player ever to retain the award.
First Published: May 02, 2006 11:50 IST