Thierry Henry

Tommy Hilfiger and Thierry Henry - New Hilfiger Flagship Store in London - Photocall and Press Conference

Henry in 2006, photo by

Birth Name: Thierry Daniel Henry

Place of Birth: Les Ulis, Essonne, France

Date of Birth: 17 August, 1977

Ethnicity: African-Martiniquais, African-Guadeloupean

Thierry Henry is a French professional footballer and coach. He has played as a striker for Arsenal (club legend), Juventus, Barcelona, and Monaco, and for the New York Red Bulls in MLS. He is the all-time top scorer of France’s national team.

His father, Antoine, is from La Désirade island, Guadeloupe. His mother, Maryse, is from Martinique. Thierry was born and raised in the Les Ulis suburb of Paris, which, despite being seen as a tough neighbourhood, provided good footballing facilities.

As an NBA fan, Thierry has often been seen with his friend Tony Parker at games. He stated in an interview that he admires basketball, as it is similar to football in pace and excitement.

He has three children, including a daughter with his former wife, English model Nicole Merry.

3 Responses

  1. Kimmel says:

    I now know this site must be American because its omitted Henry’s footballing history prior to his move to the States. I think it’s vital that you mention Henry played for Arsenal (club legend), Juventus, Barcelona and Monaco – some of the biggest clubs in the world.

  2. andrew says:

    “Afro-Martiniquais”, “Afro-Guadeloupean”

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