Thierry Daniel Henry is a retired French professional footballer, who played as a forward.
He played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal where he is the club's all time record goalscorer.
At international level he represented France and is his country's record goalscorer.
He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.
Henry was born in Les Ulis, Essonne where he played for an array of local sides as a youngster and showed great promise as a goal-scorer.
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.
He had a disappointing season playing on the wing, before joining Arsenal for £11 million in 1999.
It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class player.
Despite initially struggling in the Premier League, he emerged as Arsenal's top goal-scorer for almost every season of his tenure there.
Under long-time mentor and coach Arsène Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and Arsenal's all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions.