Thierry Henry rejoins Monaco: because he’s a large deal

Thierry Henry is to take assign of Monaco following a depart of Leonardo Jardim. In box we didn’t know, it is a large deal.

UEFA Champions League appearances

Total: 112
Monaco: 9 (1994–99)
Arsenal: 77 (1999–2007)
Barcelona: 26 (2007–10)

Highlights: Thierry Henry’s European goals

Highlights: Thierry Henry’s European goals

UEFA Champions League goals

Total: 50
Monaco: 7
Arsenal: 35
Barcelona: 8

Best performance: leader (Barcelona, 2009)

If we don’t remember him …

Thierry Henry had a stately spell during Arsenal

Thierry Henry had a stately spell during Arsenal©Getty Images

“Thierry Henry is substantially technically a many means footballer ever to play a pleasing game,” pronounced Zinédine Zidane, who supposing artistic ammunition for Henry as France won a 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000. A shining striker, who revelled in holding on defenders and going one-on-one with goalkeepers, he finished his career as all-time tip scorer for both Arsenal (226) and Les Bleus (51).

Signed by Monaco yet a hearing when a director saw a 13-year-old Henry strike all 6 goals in a 6-0 success for his girl side, he primarily sparkled as a winger, yet usually assimilated Arsenal in 1999 after a unsatisfactory six-month spell during Juventus. Converted to an unmitigated striker, he won dual joining titles with both Arsenal and Barcelona, and reached dual UEFA Champions League finals, winning in 2009.

What happened next

Romelu Lukaku schooled from Henry

Romelu Lukaku schooled from Henry©Getty Images

Having quit general football after a 2010 World Cup (his fourth), he changed to a United States to play for New York Red Bulls, finally unresolved adult his boots in 2012. He assimilated a Belgium coaching staff in 2014, where striker Romelu Lukaku desired operative with him. “Thierry for me is a best,” he said. “I infrequently ask him questions for dual hours.” Roberto Martínez’s partner some-more recently, he came tighten to holding assign of Bordeaux in a summer.

His best UEFA Champions League moments

Watch that idea opposite Real Madrid

Watch that idea opposite Real Madrid

  • Surpassing Ian Wright’s club-record symbol of 185 Arsenal goals with both strikes in a 2-0 win during Sparta Praha on 18 Oct 2005, a initial a smashing tortuous bid with a outward of his right foot from distance. A statue of him stands outward Arsenal Stadium to symbol his achievement.

  • Scoring one of a all-time good UEFA Champions League goals in a last-16 assembly with Real Madrid on 21 Feb 2006. He collected a pass from Cesc Fàbregas and hold off defenders before banishment past Iker Casillas. Justly enclosed in a poll for a tip 60 goals in UEFA’s history.

  • Arsenal mislaid a 2006 UEFA Champions League final to Barcelona, with goalkeeper Jens Lehmann sent off after 18 minutes. Henry got closure, though, following his pierce to a Camp Nou, his side violence his aged rivals Manchester United 2-0 in a 2009 decider in Rome.

What others pronounced about him

“It was annoying for a defenders. He only scored when he wanted.”
Arsène Wenger, former Arsenal manager

“When he strike tip rigging and ran past you, it was like perplexing to follow after someone on a motorbike.”
Jamie Carragher, fomer Liverpool defender

“He never seemed to get a persperate on. He could run 100 metres past 5 players and he wouldn’t even be respirating heavily.”
Paul Scholes, Mancheser United midfielder