Who's Thierry Henry dating? Bio: Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts&Rumor
Who is Thierry Henry?
Thierry Daniel Henry commonly called as Thierry Henry is a name synonymous with victory, legendary status and a deadly striker whose sole desire is to beat his opponent. The French forward is not only famous among Arsenal faithful but everyone who ever watched him during his prime years in England. The retired French footballer holds the record of the highest goal scorer for English side Arsenal as well as the French national team.
Henry’s way of playing has been described as ostentatious, productive and complete by football pundits and is the only player in the history of European football to have been named the ‘Footballer of the Year’ for three consecutive years and has also been named the ‘French Player of the Year’ on four different occasions. Because of his popularity amongst the audience, he is known as the #9 most commercially
marketable footballer of the world.
How was the Early life of Thierry Henry?
Thierry Henry was in a small suburb town of Paris called Les Ulis born on August 17, 1977, to Antoine and Marylese Henry. Right before his birth, his parents left the French Antilles and moved to a ghetto to make a better life for themselves. Henry’s family conditions were not very supportive but Antoine encouraged him to play sports and invest his energy into athletics.
During childhood, Henry was a way better soccer player than the other children of his age. He started playing for the junior team of Les Ulis and Palaiseau and started playing for the Viry-Chatillon’s Under-15 team at the 13.
The same year, his parents separated and his mother took him to Orsay to get him admitted into the Alexander Fleming School. But Henry’s focus on football did not deviate and at the age of 14, he was elected into the French Football Federation’s Clairefontaine Academy.
When and how did Thierry Henry start his Career?
When Henry was in the academy, he signed an apprentice contract with the manager of the Monaco team, Arsene Wenger. He made his first professional appearance in football in 1994 in a 2-0 loss against Nice where he was placed in left-wing by Wenger. In his national career, he led France’s Under-18 team to the European Championship and scored 7 goals in the competition which created a chance for him to be selected in the French squad for ‘1998 FIFA World Cup’. He continued to play for Monaco and scored 20 goals in 105 matches. Henry left Monaco and became a part of the Italian Series A club Juventus in 1999, for which he was paid a sum of 10.5 million.
After some time, he was transferred to Arsenal for a sum of 11 million pounds where he was united with his old mentor Arsene Wenger. Henry became the top goal-scorer of the league and scored a total of 32 goals in all of the matches in 2002. He played against Uruguay in the 2002 World cup finals. He scored 32 goals in the season 2003 which led his club to another FA Cup victory and he was declared the man-of-the-match in the finals. He was honored with the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. He was the top scorer in the Premier League in 2004 and scored 30 goals which helped Arsenal win the title. Henry again helped his club Arsenal win FA Cup in 2005 but he suffered from a knee injury which kept him out of the final match against Manchester United. On 17 October 2005, he became the club's top goal-scorer in the history of Arsenal as he broke Ian Wright's record of 185 goals. He scored his 200th goal for his club Arsenal in a winning match over Birmingham and in the same year, he was elected the ‘Footballer of the Year’ for the 3rd time, which made him the first player to receive the award 3 times in 59 years.
In 2007, Henry transferred Barcelona for 24 million pounds. He scored his first goal for his new club in a 3-0 Champions League win over Olympique Lyonnais but could not score as well as he used to do in Arsenal. Barcelona won the Primera Division and Champions’ League in 2009 and Henry helped his new team to win a sextuple, consisting of the Supercopa de Espana, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. After the 2010 World Cup, he retired from the national team finishing his international career with 51 goals over 123 caps.
He signed a contract, for multiple years in 2010, with Major League Soccer club New York Bulls for the season as its second designated player. Henry had left New York Red Bulls on 1 December 2014 and on 16 December 2014; he announced his retirement as a football player.
After his retirement, Henry began working as a TV analyst in 2015, in the same year he also became coach of Arsenal’s under-16 team. However, he left Arsenal in July 2016, when he was forced to choose between staying on as a coach or continuing his TV work. He was given the role of an assistant coach for the Belgian national team, and the squad took third place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Henry left the TV work in 2018 and became manager of his former club Monaco.
What is the Net worth of Thierry Henry?
As of 2018, the net worth Henry is estimated to be $60 million whereas, in 2014, his net worth was reported to be $63 million. This was probably due to the loss of endorsements and lucrative football contracts following the end of his playing career led the decrease in his worth. He owns a house in Hampstead, North London.
Who is in the Personal life of Thierry Henry?
Henry married Nicole Merry (Claire Merry), an English model on 5th July 2003, in a ceremony held at Highclere Castle. They had met while filming a commercial for the Renault Clio in 2001 and began seeing each other privately before tieing the knot in 2003. On 27th May 2005, the couple had their first child named Téa Henry.
Shortly after his transfer to Barcelona in June 2007, the couple got divorced in September 2007. Their separation concluded in December 2008 when Henry paid Merry a sum of £10 million ($12.73 million) as a divorce settlement. In 2008 there was a rumor that he began dating Andrea Rajacic, who is a part-time photo model.
Facts about Thierry Henry
Henry is the first person to score at the Emirates Stadium in 2006 where he opened the scoring against Ajax during Dennis Bergkamp’s testimonial. At his time, he is known to be the 9th most commercially marketable footballer in the world and is the 8th richest Premier League, Player.
Rumor of Thierry Henry
Henry divorce was rumored due to his extramarital affair with his make-up artist Sadie Hewlett with whom he was apparently caught by his wife. But he never commented on this matter. Also, Henry’s transfer to Barcelona was also partially considered to be the reason for the split as Claire never wanted to leave London and he left indeed without her.
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