Thierry Henry
Name: Thierry Henry
Hobbies/Interests: boxing, cars, music, video games
Endorsements: Ford - Sport Ka ; Asda; EA Sports; Hasbro - Subbuteo; Coca-Cola - Powerade; Coca-Cola - Zero; Nike - Free; No
Charities: Claire House Children's Hospice; SOS Children's Villages ; UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund

Biography
Thierry Henry is a French footballer who plays for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona and the French national team. He was spotted by AS Monaco in 1990 and signed instantly, making his professional debut in 1994. Good form led to an international call-up in 1998, after which he signed for the Serie A defending champions Juventus.

It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class footballer emerging as their top goal-scorer for almost every season of his tenure there. Under long-time mentor and coach Ars?ne Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and Arsenal's all-time leading scorer with 226 goals in all competitions. The Frenchman won two league titles and three FA Cups with the Gunners; he was twice nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year, was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year twice, and the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year three times. Henry spent his final two seasons with Arsenal as club captain, leading them to the UEFA Champions League final in 2006. In June 2007, after eight years with Arsenal, he transferred to Barcelona for a fee of Ǩ24 million. His first honours with the Catalan club came in 2009 when they won the league, cup and Champions League treble. Later he would go on to achieve an unprecedented sextuple by also winning the Spanish Supercup, the UEFA Supercup and the Club World Cup. Henry has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year five times.

Henry has enjoyed similar success with the French national squad, having won the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. In October 2007, he surpassed Michel Platini's record to become France's top goal-scorer of all time. Off the pitch, as a result of his own experience, Henry is an active spokesperson against racism in football. He married English model Nicole Merry in 2003 and had a daughter with her, but they divorced in 2007. Henry is also one of the top commercially marketed footballers; he was ranked ninth in the world in 2006.