Player Details


Thierry Daniel Henry


6' 2"


183 lbs

Date of Birth

8.17.1977 (45)


Les Ulis, France


Career Summary

How Acquired:  Signed on July 14, 2010 as a Designated Player


2013: MLS Fan XI, MLS All-Star, MLS Goal of the Year finalist … Red Bulls captain scored 10 goals (his third consecutive season with at least 10 goals) and led the team with nine assists in his third full season in Major League Soccer … His five game-winning goals tied for third in the league … Notched three goals and four assists in his final eight games in leading the Red Bulls to the 2013 Supporters’ Shield title … Voted to the MLS All-Star Fan XI and was named All-Star team captain, playing 57 mins in 3-1 loss vs. Roma on July 31 … Most spectacular moment of the season came in 2-1 win vs. Montreal on May 8, when he scored the game’s first goal, then used a spectacular bicycle kick in the 88th minute to extend New York’s lead to 2-0 … Described by Red Bulls television analyst Shep Messing as “Goal of the Decade,” the strike was one of four finalists for the MLS Goal of the Year award … Produced another “Wow” moment with a skillful long-range volley that tied regular-season finale 1-1 before Red Bulls went on to clinch Supporters’ Shield with 5-2 win vs. Chicago on Oct. 27 … Inspired internet meme ‘Henry-ing’ when he rested his right arm against the goalpost following goals at Houston on Sept. 8 and vs. Toronto on Sept. 14, both of which ended up being game-winners … After spraining MCL on March 16, returned as a substitute vs. Philadelphia on March 30 to score spectacular 81st-minute game-winning goal when he used his right thigh to control a pass and set himself up for a left-footed volley into the lower corner … Also scored game-winning goal at D.C. United on April 13 … Had a goal and two assists in 4-0 win vs. Montreal on July 13 … Assisted on both New York goals in 3-2 loss at Chivas USA on Aug. 25 … Playoffs: Set up opening goal in playoff series vs. Houston, crossing from the left wing for Tim Cahill to convert in 2-2 tie at Houston on Nov. 3 … Played all 120 minutes and took a game-high nine shots in 2-1 overtime loss vs. Houston in second leg on Nov. 6 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear.

2012: Named Team Most Valuable Player, MLS All-Star and Best XI for second straight year and was a finalist for the MLS Most Valuable Player for the first time. Set personal MLS highs in goals (15) and assists (12) – a mark that led the team. Was five time MLS Player of the Week and was first in MLS history to be named POW for three straight weeks (3-5) after scoring seven goals in three consecutive wins. This included his first MLS hat trick in 5-2 win over Montreal March 31 at Red Bull Arena. Had assist in MLS All-Star Game 3-2 win over Chelsea. Was first New York player in 10 years to record three assists in one game on Sept. 29 in 4-1 victory. Also scored once in that match. Had two goals, including an “Olimpico” – a goal scored directly off a corner kick – against Columbus Sept. 15 in 3-1 win. Was on short-term loan to Arsenal FC from Jan. 6-Feb. 17, scoring three goals in all competitions. Missed time in May and June due to hamstring and calf strains.

2011: Scored team-high 14 goals in 26 games. Also added four assists. Named to MLS Best XI Team and MLS All-Star Team. Missed match at Columbus on March 26 with hamstring injury. Scored first goal and picked up first assist of season in 3-0 win over San Jose on April 16. Had first MLS two-goal game on April 21 in 4-0 win at D.C.. Scored fourth goal of season on May 7 at Los Angeles, fifth on May 15 vs. Chivas USA. Missed May 21 match at Houston with a sore knee. Scored goal on May 25 vs. Colorado in 2-2 draw. Missed match on May 28 at Vancouver due to knee swelling. Provided cross that led to own goal and scored game-winner in 2-1 victory over New England on June 10. Registered goal and an assist on June 19 in 3-3 draw at Portland; was sent off in the 93rd minute, and was suspended for June 23 match at Seattle. Missed July 2 match at San Jose with flu-like symptoms. Scored game-tying goal in 85th minute on July 23 vs. FC Dallas. Created pass in game-tying own goal in 1-1 draw with Arsenal July 31. Scored 12th goal in 2-2 tie vs. Chicago Aug. 13. Missed Aug. 20 match at New England and Sept. 17 match at FC Dallas with inflammation in Achilles tendon. Scored tying goal in 88th minute against Toronto FC on Oct. 1. Ejected on Oct. 15 at Sporting Kansas City, and suspended for last game of regular season on Oct. 20 vs. Philadelphia. Scored first career MLS Cup Playoffs goal on Oct. 26 at FC Dallas in Wild Card match.

2010: Signed on July 14 as team’s second Designated Player. Had two goals and three assists in 11 regular season appearances. Scored in friendly against Tottenham on July 22, his first appearance for the club. Had two assists on Juan Pablo Angel goals against Houston on July 31 in MLS debut in 2-2 tie. Assisted on Joel Lindpere’s goal in victory over Toronto on Aug. 11. Scored first MLS goal on Aug. 28 vs. San Jose. Scored second goal of the season on Sept. 11 vs. Colorado. Missed Sept. 24 match at Los Angeles due to knee injury. Suffered knee injury in training on Oct. 12, missing the remainder of the regular season

2009-10: Appeared in 21 matches for FC Barcelona, adding four goals while registering 10 assists and helping the side win their second straight La Liga title.

2008-09: Made 29 appearances in La Liga, scoring 19 goals. Made 42 appearances in all competitions, scoring 26 goals and helping the club win the treble of La Liga, Copa Del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League titles.

2007-08: Transferred to FC Barcelona from Arsenal FC. Led the club in goals in all competitions, scoring 19 times in 47 appearances. Made 30 league appearances, scoring 12 goals. Scored three goals in UEFA Champions League in 10 appearances.

2006-07: Scored 10 league goals in just 17 appearances for Arsenal FC due to injury. Made 27 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals. Was named French Footballer of the Year for 2006.

2005-06: Had 33 goals in all competitions for the Gunners. Finished comfortably as Premier League leading goal scorer with 27 goals. Was named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for the third time. Became Arsenal FC’s all-time leading scorer in all competitions when he scored twice on Oct. 17, 2005 in a UEFA Champions League victory over Sparta Praha, breaking Ian Wright’s record of 185 goals. Become the club’s all-time leader in league goals when he scored against West Ham on Feb. 1, 2006, passing Cliff Bastin’s record of 150. Scored five goals in UEFA Champions League, leading the club to the final which it lost to FC Barcelona. Was named French Footballer of the Year for 2005.

2004-05: Led Premier League in goals with 25, also picking up 14 assists in league play. Scored 31 goals in all competitions, which was good enough to be co-recipient of the European Golden Boot, becoming the first player to win the award in consecutive seasons. Helped Arsenal win FA Cup. Named club captain midway through the season. Was named French Footballer of the Year for 2004.

2003-04: Appeared in 51 matches in all competitions, scoring 39 goals, leading Arsenal to the Premier League title in an unbeaten season. Made 37 league appearances, scoring 30 goals, winning both the European and Premier League Golden Boot awards. Finished as runner up to Barcelona’s Ronaldinho for 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award. Was named PFA Player’s Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, and was also named FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Fan’s Player of the Year. Was named French Footballer of the Year for 2003.

2002-03: Appeared in 55 matches in all competitions, scoring 32 goals and also racking up 24 assists. In Premier League play, scored 24 goals, which ranked 2nd in the league. Helped Arsenal win second straight FA Cup. Was awarded FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Player’s Player of the Year. Finished second in voting for 2003 FIFA World Footballer of the Year behind Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane.

2001-02: Scored 32 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions, including 24 goals in league play, good for the Premier League Golden Boot, leading Arsenal to the Premier League title and FA Cup double.

2000-01: Led Arsenal in scoring for the first of seven consecutive seasons, netting 22 goals in all competitions including 17 in league play. Scored four goals in UEFA Champions League as Arsenal made it to the quarterfinals. Was named French Footballer of the Year for 2000.

1999-2000: Transferred to Arsenal FC from Juventus FC. Scored 26 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions, helping the club reach the UEFA Cup Final. Scored 17 goals in 31 league appearances as Arsenal finished runners up for the Premier League title.

1998-99: Moved to Juventus FC from AS Monaco, and scored three goals in 16 league appearances for the Italian club. Prior to the move, scored one goal and added five assists in 19 appearances for Monaco.

1997-98: Scored 11 goals and added 12 assists in 44 appearances for Monaco in all competitions. Scored seven goals in nine appearances in the UEFA Champions League, leading Monaco to the tournament semi-final.

1996-97: Scored 10 goals and added 13 assists in 48 appearances in all competitions leading Monaco to the Ligue 1 championship. Was named the French Young Footballer of the Year for 1996.

1995-96: Scored three goals and added six assists in 22 appearances in all competitions for Monaco.

1994-95: Made professional debut on Aug.  31, 1994 vs. Nice. Scored three goals and added an assist in eight league appearances in his first season for Monaco.


Has a total of 123 caps for the France National Team, and is the country’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.

2009-10: Made two appearances at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Scored four goals in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

2008: Featured in the France squad for the 2008 UEFA European Championships, scoring a goal in a group stage match against the Netherlands. Earned 100th cap for France on June 2 against Colombia, becoming the sixth French player to earn that honor.

2007: Became France’s all-time leading scorer, passing Michel Platini, scoring twice against Lithuania.

2005-06: Featured for the France squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, leading France to a second place finish. Scored three goals in the tournament, including the winner vs. Brazil in the quarterfinal. Was named one of the 10 final nominees for the Golden Ball award for Player of the Tournament.

2004: Played in all four matches for France at the 2004 UEFA European Championships, scoring two goals.

2003: Led France to 2003 Confederations Cup title, and was named Man of the Match in three of France’s five matches. Scored golden goal in extra time of final to defeat Cameroon. Won the Golden Ball award as the tournament’s top player as well as the Golden Shoe as the tournament’s top goal scorer, with four.

2001-2002: Featured in one match for France at the 2002 FIFA World Cup

1999-2000: Helped France capture the title at the 2000 UEFA European Championships, scoring three goals as France’s top scorer. Was named Man of the Match for three of France’s matches, including the final.

1998: Led France to its only World Cup title at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in its home country. Scored three goals in the tournament, which led France for the tournament.

1997: Made debut for senior national team on Oct. 11 against South Africa.


Is an active spokesperson against racism in world soccer, and helped start the Stand Up, Speak Up campaign with Nike. Appeared in commercials for Gillette with tennis star Roger Federer and golfer Tiger Woods. Is an avid fan of the NBA, and is good friends with basketball players Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf.

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