Thierry Henry Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Apr 28, 2022
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About Thierry Henry

Thierry Daniel Henry is a retired French professional football player and one of the greatest players in the history of the English Premier League.
This small-town footballer grew to be an all-time leading international goal scorer for club Arsenal and the France National Team. With 175 goals in the Premier League, Henry ranks seventh in the League's history as of today.
He is currently a French football coach and assistant coach for the Belgium National Team until December 2022, having just played in the Qatar World Cup.
During his eight-year stint with the Gunners starting in 1999, he scored an unmatched 226 goals. He was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year twice, and the PFA Team of the Year six consecutive times. In 2003, Henry was runner-up for the Ballon d'Or, and in 2003-2004, he was runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
Henry joined FC Barcelona in 2007 for a $20.8 million fee (£16 million). He was a part of Barcelona under the then manager, Pep Guardiola, in 2009, winning six record trophies. It includes the EUFA Champions League, Spain’s major domestic cup (Copa del Rey), LaLiga, Spanish Supercup, the UEFA Supercup, and the Club World Cup. He chose to retire from international football after the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
Post his release from Barca in 2010, Henry signed with the Major League Soccer side, the New York Red Bulls. On December 16, after a four-and-a-half-year stint with the club, he announced his retirement as a football player. Post his retirement, he worked as a pundit for Sky Sports for over three years and quit his position in July 2018 to become a coach.

Thierry Henry Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Thierry Henry’s net worth?

The net worth of Thierry Henry is around $130 million.

How much does Thierry Henry earn per year?

During his prime as a football player, there were times when Henry earned a yearly income of $20 million. However, the French football coach now earns $10 million per year.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Thierry Henry?

Thierry Daniel Henry is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Thierry Henry?

Born on August 17, 1977, Henry is 44 years as of today.

Childhood And Education

Thierry Daniel Henry was born on August 17, 1977 in the Les Ulis suburb of Paris, France. His father, Antoine, is from Guadeloupe, and his mother, Maryse, is from Martinique. He has two brothers, Dimitri and Willy.
Henry's father encouraged him to play football and would take him to local matches. The potential that Henry exhibited as a seven-year-old prompted Claude Chezelle to select him to the local club CO Les Ulis. He then played for the under-15 team for Viry-Chatillon.
It was around the same time that his parents separated. Henry’s mother took him to Orsay and enrolled him into the Alexander Fleming School. In 1990, impressed by the six goals Henry scored leading to a 6-0 win in a match, he was asked to join AS Monaco, the French National Team, without a trial. He was then elected into the French Football Federation’s Clairefontaine Academy.

Thierry Henry made his professional debut in August 1994 against OGC Nice.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Thierry Henry married English model Claire Merry in 2003 at Highclere Castle. On May 27, 2005, they celebrated the birth of their daughter, Tea Henry. He dedicated the first goal he scored after his daughter’s birth by holding his fingers in the shape of ‘T’ and kissing them while playing a game for Arsenal.
Shortly after Thierry Henry moved to Barcelona, he announced the separation from his wife.

Who is Thierry Henry dating?

Since 2008, Thierry Henry has been dating Bosnian model Andrea Rajacic. Though the couple haven't tied the knot, they have been inseparable since. Together they have a son, Tristan Henry, born in 2012, and a daughter, Tatiana Henry, born in 2015.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Thierry Henry is a renowned French professional football player who has played for top clubs like Monaco, Juventus 1999, Arsenal (1999-2007), Barcelona (2007-2010), and the New York Red Bulls (2010-2014).
In 1996, Henry was named the French Young Footballer of the Year. As a part of the French National Team, he won the 1988 FIFA World Cup, 2000 European Championship, and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. A year later, he left club Monaco for the Italian club Juventus, where he played on the left-wing and struggled to score goals.
After a season in Juventus, Henry transferred to Arsenal in 1999, uniting with his mentor, Arsene Wenger. Wenger trained Henry from an erratic winger to a World-Class striker, ending his first season with Arsenal with an impressive goal tally of 26. Henry helped Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2–0 and win the 2001-2002 FA Premier League. Henry was declared both PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year for two consecutive years.
Patrick Vieira’s departure from the Arsenal team in 2005 made Henry the club captain. It was a remarkable year for him as he became Arsenal’s top goal scorer of all time. The rest of his rest stay at Arsenal was marred by injuries.
In 2007, Henry was transferred to Barcelona on a four-year contract. In 2009, he was a part of the team’s first treble: UEFA Champions League, Spain’s Copa del Rey, and La Liga.
In 2010, Henry left Barca for MLS's New York Red Bulls and made his debut against the Houston Dynamo on July 31 in a draw. Between 2011-2012, Henry played for Arsenal as a part of a two-month loan deal.
His first hat-trick for the New York Red Bulls came in the 5-2 win against Montreal Impact, and he was named the MLS Player of the Month.
Thierry Henry is a remarkable player in the history of the Premier League. He is the only footballer to have won the European Golden Boot two consecutive times. He is also Arsenal’s leading goal scorer of all time.

Charity Work

Henry has donated his annual wage from coaching the Belgium National Team at Euro 2020 to charity. He has also played in various charity football games that support different causes.

What awards has Thierry Henry won?

He has won numerous awards, including the French Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, European Golden Shoe, PFA Players' Player of the Year, and Premier League titles: Player of the Season and Golden Boot, Best MLS Player ESPY award, and more.

Other Interesting Thierry Henry Facts And Trivia

  • Henry became the first person in 59 years to win the Footballer of the Year award thrice (2003-2006).
  • 2004 marked an important milestone in Henry’s history where he helped Arsenal win the FA Cup without losing a single match. The feat was last achieved 115 years ago. 
  • He has made a short cameo appearance in the 2015 movie ‘Entourage’ and several in the Apple TV+ football comedy series ‘Ted Lasso’, playing himself.
  • He was the face of global brands like Nike, Reebok, and Puma. He popularized the term 'va-va-voom' in Renault ads. He was also the ambassador of Gillette, Pepsi, and Beats headphones.
  • A two-time Ballon d'Or finalist, Henry was never able to get his hands on the prestigious football honor throughout his career.
  • When not playing football, he is seen with his friend William Anthony Parker Jr. at basketball games.
  • Thierry Henry says the volume of racism in social media is 'too toxic to ignore' and adds 'Until this changes, I will be disabling my accounts across all social platforms,' hoping for changes to happen soon.

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Thierry Henry Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Thierry Daniel Henry

Date of Birth

1977-08-17

Nationality

French

Place of Birth

Les Ulis

Age

Height

188 cm

Eye Color

Black

Child Star?

No

Occupation

French Football Coach

Education

Alexander Fleming School

Net Worth

130000000

Partner

Andrea Rajacic

Parents

Antoine Henry, Maryse Henry

Siblings

Dimitri Henry, Willy Henry

Annual Earnings

10000000
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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