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In the following article, we will review the exciting facts about Thierry Henry, one of the world's top-rated attackers in the world.

Undoubtedly, Thierry Henry is one of the best players in

Arsenal

and English Premier League history. Thierry was a player who suffered bad happenings in the family in childhood. However, he grew and turned to one of the bests of his field in the world.

Henry was a player for hard and big moments. He was the factor for Arsenal's golden years, not only with his goals but also his great achievements and contributions. The legend is the top scorer in the history of Arsenal with 228 goals. Arsenal fans know that the Gunners may never see such a great player in their team.

Here are the most interesting 

facts about Thierry Henry

 you might want to know.

Top facts you may need to know about Thierry Henry

Let's take a look at some interesting points about Thierry Henry, the professional Frenchman who has had an extraordinary life and career story. Facts like

Thierry Henry birthday

, wife, Instagram, which may be fascinating to football lovers.

Thierry Henry age and biography at point

  • Full Name:

     Thierry Daniel Henry

  • Nickname:

     El Doctor - El Mimo - Tezza - Titi - Titou

  • Date of Birth:

     17 Agust 1977

  • Age:

     43 years

  • Place of Birth:

    Les Ulis, France

  • Nationality:

     French

  • Height & Weight:

     1.88 m/ 83 kg

  • Parents:

     Antoine Henry & Maryse Henry

  • Wife:

     Claire Merry (married 2003 - divorced 2008), Andrea Rajacic (met 2008 - unmarried yet)

  • Children:

     Tea Henry, Tristan Henry

  • Occupation:

     Professional football manager and former player

  • Playing Position:

     Centre Forward, Winger

  • Club(s):

     as a player: Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls/ as a coach: Belgium (assistant), Monaco, Montreal Impact

  • Jersey/Kit Number:

     14

  • Net Worth:

     $60 million

Thierry Henry Childhood

The first part of our article on 

facts about Thierry Henry

 is about his childhood. Thierry Henry birthday is on 17 August 1977 in Les Ulis, Essonne, a suburb of Paris, France. Both parents were migrants. His father is from Guadeloupe, and his mother is from Martinique; both came to France in search of better lives. Their family's living conditions were not supportive, but Thierry's dad encouraged him to play sports.

Despite Thierry Henry's proven talent in football, the unfortunate happened to him very soon, as his parents separated. After child custody battles, his mother was decided to take care of Thierry. She wanted to change her son's way and took him to the Alexander Fleming school to focus on academics. However, as you guess, Thierry Henry later switched to football. That's all on

Thierry Henry childhood

. Time to talk about his career stats.

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Thierry Henry Career Stats

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Thierry Henry career stats

, one of the significant facts about him, on our list of facts about Thierry Henry.

In 1990,

Monaco

sent scout Arnold Catalano to watch the 13-year-old Henry in a match. Thierry Henry scored all his side's six goals in a 6–0 win. Catalano asked him to join Monaco without the need to attend a trial first. He also requested Henry to complete a course at the elite INF Clairefontaine academy. Despite the director's reluctance to admit Henry due to his low school results, Thierry was allowed to complete the course and finally joined Arsène Wenger's Monaco as a youth player. Afterward, Henry signed professional forms with Monaco and made his professional debut on 31 August 1994. 

Henry was named the French Young Footballer of the Year in 1996, and in the 1996–97 season, his performances helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 title. Throughout the 1997–98 season, he led his club to the UEFA Champions League semi-final. In that season, Henry scored seven goals in the UEFA Champions League, which was a record for French players. By his third season, he had received his first cap for the national team and was part of the winning team in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He continued to impress during his Monaco stint, and in his five seasons with the French club, scored 20 league goals in 105 appearances.

Henry left Monaco for Turin in January 1999, but an unproductive experience with

Juventus

caused him an early move to Arsenal, just in August 1999. Arsenal paid an estimated fee of 11 million pounds to bring Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry together again. Ultimately, London was the city where Titi Henry grew and shined as a world-class football player. He couldn't score in his first eight matches for Arsenal, but he finished the first season at Highbury with 26 goals and reacted well to all negative vibes.

In UEFA Euro 2000, Henry won another trophy with his national team. In the following season, he was named as Arsenal's top scorer for the first time. Success finally arrived during the 2001–02 season as Arsenal won the Premier League and FA Cup titles. Henry became the league's top goalscorer and netted 32 goals in all competitions. The Premier League title repeated for Arsenal and Henry two years later in a memorial form. They became the first team in more than a century to go through the entire domestic league season unbeaten, claiming the league title in the process.

Apart from being named for the second year running as the PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, Henry appeared again as the runner-up for the 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award, as the second year in a row. He also stood at the top of the league's goal-scoring table and won the European golden boot. Next year, he was the co-recipient of the European Golden Boot, becoming the first player to officially win the award twice in a row.

The last remarkable season at Arsenal for Thierry Henry was 2005-06, which included becoming the club's top goalscorer of all time and also a reach to the UEFA Champions League final match. The final part of this season for Henry was the 2006 World Cup final, which finished undesirably in penalties against Italy.

Henry moved to

Barcelona

in 2007 for 24 million Pounds. He spent three seasons there, while his most important achievement was the 2008-09 treble, including Henry's first UEFA Champions League trophy. Later in 2009, Henry helped Barcelona win an unprecedented sextuple, consisting of the aforementioned treble, the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. The attacking trio of Henry,

Messi

, and Eto'o was the most prolific in Spanish league history, scoring 72 goals and surpassing the 66 goals of

Real Madrid

's Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano and Luis del Sol of the 1960–61 season.

In 2010, Henry joined the MLS side New York Red Bulls and stayed in the U.S. until 2014. In this period, Henry also made a 2-month loan move to his beloved club, Arsenal. He scored another two goals for Gunners and concluded his club record with 228 goals.

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Thierry Henry Managerial Career

Time to talk about Thierry Henry managerial career on our list of facts about Thierry Henry. Henry's managerial career is not still as rich as his playing stats since he has started the job in 2015. Arsenal youth team,

Belgium

(as an assistant), Monaco and Montreal Impact, his current team, are the teams where Henry has to sit on the bench.

The most important points about this 5-year career are Monaco's disappointment and the 2018 World Cup bronze medal with Belgium. Henry had won a gold and a silver medal at World Cups before as a player, and the Belgium honor completed his World Cup medal collection. 

Thierry Henry Net worth & Salary

In this part, we will take a look at 

Thierry Henry salary

 and net worth, which is one of the fascinating 

facts about Thierry Henry

. The popular Frenchman was one of the greatest forwards in the world and arguably the best player in the Premier League history. As of 2020, 

Thierry Henry net worth

 is estimated at around $60 million.

Henry's contract with Monaco before his departure from the club was reported to be worth between €4m and €7m a year.

Thierry Henry Children & Wife

You wonder about Thierry Henry wife, girlfriend and children? Ok, time to talk about

Thierry Henry girlfriend

, and his former wife. Henry's first love was the English model Claire Merry. They met each other in 2001 and got married two years later. Their first child, named Tea, was born in May 2005. But their relationship didn't go well. When Henry had recently joined Barcelona, The English model found Thierry Henry cheating and then filed for an eight million Pound divorce settlement. After the divorce, Henry found love again. This time Thierry Henry girlfriend was the Bosnian model Andrea Rajacic. They met in 2008, and it is said that they still are with each other. Although Thierry Henry and Andrea Rajacic are not married yet, they have a child, Tristan, born in 2012. That makes the number of

Thierry Henry children

two.

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Facts about Thierry Henry you did not know about

  • Thierry Henry nickname 

Thierry Henry nicknames are El Doctor, El Mimo, Tezza, Titi, and Titou.

  • Thierry Henry tattoos

Thierry Henry tatoos are so interesting to talk about. In fact he is known for his love of tattoos. He has a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm and a ginger-bearded man who appears to be a black vest on his left arm. Besides, there is a tattoo on Henry's left arm, which exhibits the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Thierry Henry Instagram account

Thierry Henry Instagram account (@thierryhenry) has around 2.7 M followers.

  • Thierry Henry height 

Thierry Henry height is 1.88, and his weight is 83 kg.

  • Thierry Henry football idol

Henry has mentioned Marco Van Basten, who is considered one of his own time's greatest players, as his football idol.

  • Thierry Henry favorite Premier League player

In an exclusive with Sky Sports, Thierry Henry revealed that the best player he has seen and played against in the Premier League is

Manchester United

legend, Paul Scholes.

  • Thierry Henry favorite song

The Frenchman has said that his popular music track is Queen's "We Are the Champions." He has connected with the track since France won the World Cup in 1998.

  • Thierry Henry other favorite sport

Almost everyone knows that Henry is a big fan of Basketball. As a San Antonio Spurs supporter, Henry is seen many times alongside Tony Parker.

  • Thierry Henry acting movies

Henry's interest in movies is not restricted to watching them in the cinema or on TV. He has also acted in some films like Entourage, the movie version of the famous TV show.

  • Thierry Henry dance love

Thierry Henry is famous for his love of dancing. In his biography, Lonely at the Top, Henry revealed that after the victorious 1998 World Cup, he and his teammates danced through the night on a makeshift dance floor with the World Cup trophy in between while he improvised great Russian dance steps.

  • Thierry Henry statue

The bronze statue of Thierry Henry is put outside of the Emirates Stadium in London. This was made at Arsenal's 125th-anniversary celebrations.

Thierry Henry Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on

facts about Thierry Henry

is a look back at his most controversial quotes.

On his divorce

A divorce is never easy, even more so with a daughter in the middle.

On his goal against Leeds United after return to Arsenal as his favorite goal

That one was personal. It won't go down in FA Cup history, but it was the first time I scored as a fan. You know, I wasn't meant to come back, and I came back. I wasn't meant to play; I played. I wasn't meant to score; I scored. It was emotional. It wasn't about technique or the score. It was what it meant to me.

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